Dear Miss Snark--
First off, I want to say how much I love your blog. Thank you for helping to clear up some of the misapprehensions, etc. we deal with, and in a wonderfully snarky fashion! Truly invaluable, and so much fun as well.
Second, on behalf of agents and editors and hopeful authors everywhere, would you mind noting that most email programs now give us the opportunity to preview, forward, and even reply to emails without their 'officially' being marked as read?
So that, as an author, sending a sarcastic THANKS email to an editor because
your program said the email was not read (when, in fact, the editor had forwarded theemail to her assistant with a please 'read the mss' note), is not always the best cause of action, for example?
Sending a sarcastic email to an editor you want to consider your work is nitwittery in the first degree. I can't tell you how many editors buy something only after several tries with different projects.
The last, and I mean the LAST thing you want is to have your email address put on the junkmail list.