Did you know that (cross)cultural communication is a broad and increasing topic concerning email ethics? There is an entire field of study that researches how people from diverse cultural backgrounds communicate, both within societal groups and cross-culturally. This also results in increasing privacy laws and regulation. It’s wise to respect foreign cultures and religions in general, especially if you want to get (more) results on time from someone. Therefore, I recommend staying focused on the work at hand and avoid talking about religion or cultural differences when emailing.
Besides cultural aspects, data protection and security are becoming more important as more and more communication is handled digitally. Both internal guidelines and external regulations are not making it easier, though these aspects should not be taken lightly. Lees Verder