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I hope this email finds you well...

Mary Beard ponders why email is governed by so few rules and conventions.

Mary Beard ponders why email is governed by so few rules and conventions.

"Fifty years ago, when I was at high school", Mary writes, "we spent many hours learning how to write a letter".

She wonders why no one today seems to be teaching the art of writing a persuasive email.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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