The Email Charter was created in response to widespread acknowledgement that email is getting out of hand for many people.

It started life as a blog post by TED Curator Chris Anderson and former TED Scribe Jane Wulf. The idea struck a chord. More than 45,000 people read the post and and it generated hundreds of tweets, comments and suggestions. That is how the final Charter was shaped. Some of the key contributors are listed here.

The Charter is a private, non-commercial initiative, a simple 'idea worth spreading'. 

If you have comments or suggestions, please join the conversation here

Please consider sharing the Charter with others by tweeting, blogging, or adding it to your email signature. 


Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson is the Curator of TED, a nonprofit devoted to sharing valuable ideas, primarily through the medium of 'TED Talks' -- short talks that are offered free online to a global audience. 


Jane Wulf

Jane is a consultant, writer, designer and café therapist who worked as TED Scribe for seven years. JaneWulf.com