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Accidental E-mail Typos, What Do I Do?

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Dear Experts,

I sent an e-mail to someone I wanted to network with and they responded. I was so excited, I drafted my response back and hit ‘send’ but my Google e-mail crashed. I rebooted and saw it was saved as a draft, so I hit ‘send’ again, but then saw that it had saved a version with typos! (I had proofed it before hitting send the first time but not the second since I thought it was okay.) I’m really embarrassed. Do I send another e-mail apologizing or let it go?

Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:

Q#329 I’d send 2nd w/short “oops! computer crashed/mistakenly sent draft” note – u have 2 show u noticed. (@juliaerickson)

Q#329 I’m a grammar nazi, so I would be letting them know if I sent something full of typos. (@beneubanks)

Q#329 Follow-up with a short apology and explain. That should do it. It happens to us all. (@DebraWheatman)

Q#329 Respond quickly with a corrected email & explanation…Otherwise you look careless and like you don’t care. (@TaiGoodwin)

Q#329 Stepping up & accepting immediate responsibility for mistake is a big plus at work and in life. All human. (@dawnbugni)

Q#329 Send quick follow up explaining technology glitch & resulting typos. It happens to us all! (@jtodonnell)

Q#329 Send a short followup explaining that your draft was accidentally sent. One mistake like this doesn’t ruin your chances. (@gradversity)

Q#329 4 furture, immed. make corrections, resend version w/brief explanation. Also, don’t be in a hurry! (@keppie_careers)

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