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The Worst Time to Send Email

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by: Loren McDonald (@LorenMcDonald)
23 August 2012

Saturdays at 11 p.m., Mondays at dinnertime, Sundays at sunup … Forget the best time to send email, what’s the worst time to send email?

Yep, you read that right. You see, I’ve written a lot about how there’s no single “best” time to send email since the “best” time differs for each recipient. So, after reading yet another article trying to pinpoint the best time to send, I decided to have a little fun and try a different approach.

In this tongue-in-cheek Slideshare preso, I present the less-than-helpful knowledge I’ve gained on ideal send times during my 25+ years in the biz:

So, what are your picks for the worst times to send email? Post your comments below and I’ll add my favorites to the preso.

Related Resources:
1) Blog: “STO Revisited: What We’ve Learned About the Best Time to Send Email
2) FAQ: “When Is the Best Time to Send Email
3) MediaPost Article: “The Last ‘Best Time to Send?’ Article


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