“Military professionals lead their emails with a short, staccato statement known as the BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front). It declares the purpose of the email and action required.”
It turns out the military is really good at email — who knew?
This Harvard Business Review article explains how the military writes emails in an efficient, effective format and demonstrates how those techniques can be applied to improve your own email communication.
The techniques include the use of keywords in subject lines, the reason you should link to files instead of attaching them, why you should use active verbs instead of passive ones, and more.