E-mail Subject Lines in a Pandemic Age

Has the subject matter of your e-mails changed as much as mine have? Here’s a fairly representative sampling of mine over the last few months, pretty  much in the order in which they arrived in my inbox by late May. Maybe it will bring a smile to your face in these strange times. 

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Thirty-four days of pandemic
Rising to the challenge—together
We’re here to help local communities
While you’re home
Take their temperature from a safe distance

Freeze warning this weekend
Never again fear empty grocery shelves
Help support local restaurants
Our ongoing commitment to our community
Thermometers have just been upgraded

Checking back in with our valued customers
We are open
The right way to check for fever during the outbreak
Not-so-ordinary gift ideas
Scan for fever from a distance

Bring the birds home to roost
New and inspiring ways to experience joy
Thank you for supporting local
Monitor your health
This is hands-down the safest thermometer

Keeping you informed
The perfect solution to the perfect sleep
Build thirty pounds of muscle in six weeks
Purge your plastics
Thermometers available despite huge demand

Stores in your state open today
Much more than a pillow
How to be responsible during the pandemic
Remove all insects from your home
No touch, quick, very accurate body temperature

April was death; April was hope; April was cruel
The fastest way to detect a fever
We’re here for you
A heartfelt thanks to our customers
Thermometers have just been upgraded

More tips for learning, working, and connecting from home
Together we can make a difference
Want to practice self-care—we’ve got you
Updated airport guidelines
Infrared thermometers available this week

Bamboo toothbrushes
Red, white, and an extra 60% off
Doctors recommend that every household has an oximeter
Spring recipes for a fresh taste
Instant infrared thermometers are back

This is not about fear
The top indicator of illness: blood oxygen levels
Memorial Day sale starts today
I feel better already

Reopening daily screening at home for employees
Own the summer with hot grilling recipes
All-in-one health kit
Five steps to avoid financial crisis
Touchless soap dispenser 50% off
Check anyone’s fever from a distance

The nation is opening
You need this automatic soap dispenser
Keeping in touch
Cultivate your own herbal medicines
Public temperature screenings are coming soon

Getting clean air wherever you go
Monitor your health with this new Smartwatch
Airmoisturize can prevent illness
Laser thermometer for your medicine cabinet
New guidelines on fever screening

Low blood oxygen levels are a silent killer
Rapid shipping on thermometers
No-contact thermometers reduce transmission
We can send a thermometer to your door
Are you prepared for temperature checks?

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7 thoughts on “E-mail Subject Lines in a Pandemic Age

    • Thank you! I suspect if I kept it up, I’d find the predominant ones morphing as situations and knowledge evolve–like oximeters edging out thermometers. It would be interesting to see how that plays out in message lines over time.

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  1. Oh my! What an interesting compilation of e-mail subject lines! I particularly liked the ones about measuring your oxygen level. I ordered the oximeter that Joan told us about, and it shipped from a factory in China on May 9. The tracking info indicates it’s been multiple places (including to Boone — twice!) since then. I have no idea where it went after it left Greensboro two days ago at 5:23 in the morning. I e-mailed the company today for the first time.

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    • Thanks, Leslie! What a trip your oximeter is making! We weren’t able to find an available one that we trusted–but we both had recent pulse ox readings so at least we have the baseline. And now, we have all sorts of opportunities for buying them online, I guess.

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      • Update: The oximeter arrived in Boone today (for the third time!), and actually ended up in our mailbox. Wonders never cease!

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  2. Thanks, this did make me smile! Have we ever been so obsessed with our temperature?? Meredith

    On Thu, Jun 11, 2020, 9:21 AM Living on the Diagonal wrote:

    > LivingOnTheDiagonal posted: “Has the subject matter of your e-mails > changed as much as mine have? Here’s a fairly representative sampling of > mine over the last few months, pretty much in the order in which they > arrived in my inbox by late May. Maybe it will bring a smile to your fac” >

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