Email Etiquette: Stop Using Emoticons and Smiley Faces!
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Etiquette!
I'm going to work to stop my habit of using emoticons in email.
Because I agree with Leigh Buchanan, who says emoticons "reduce the gloriously complex geography of human faces to a few crude lines and dots."
ESPECIALLY in email, keep it professional, short, and to the point. No smileys!
What about exclamation points?!