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21 funny email memes to make your day

By Stacy Kimbell

May 23, 2024

It’s easy to get lost in a sea of subject lines, CTA buttons, and success metrics in the email marketing world. However, fear not, dear marketer, for the humble email meme is here to bring a chuckle to your day. 

From inbox overload to ‘reply all’ mishaps, these memes capture the quirks of email communication in a way that’ll make you LOL.  

Let’s dive into our curated collection of 20+ email memes that promise to add a dash of delight to your inbox exchanges. After all, who says email can’t be the highlight of your day?

21 funny email memes to make your day

Our top email meme picks will have you unwound and chuckling in no time. Grab a cup of coffee, clear some space in your inbox, and get ready to have your day brightened — one meme at a time.

1. Everyone gets an email

We’ve all been there. That sinking feeling when your inbox is like a crowded party, and everyone’s invited — even the newsletter you don’t remember signing up for.

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2. I hope this email finds you well

The classic opening line that says, “I’m about to ask for something.” What better way to poke fun at it than with this “I hope this email finds you well” meme?

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3. This could have been an email

There’s nothing like a “this could have been an email” meme to sum up those meetings that could have been a simple email. 

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4. Per my last email

Been wondering how to politely say, “Did you even read what I wrote?” Perhaps this “per my last email” meme will do the trick. 

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5. Ignoring emails

We’re all guilty of it: Playing email hide-and-seek and hoping that if we don’t see them, they won’t see us either.

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6. Sent box reflections

Here’s to that moment of introspection when you read your sent email from the recipient’s perspective.

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7. Attachment amnesia

When you hit ‘send’ and your attachment decides to stay behind, enjoying its freedom. Cue the frantic follow-up email!

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8. Turning back time

Sent a typo, broken link, or worse? If only Ctrl+Z worked in real life for email blunders.

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9. Too quick reply

You sent the email and checked it in your to-do list as done. Oh s**t! The reply comes just a moment after…


And then you add responding to their email to your to-do list after you’ve already responded – for that quick dopamine hit #workhumor #todolist #todolistfunny #endlesstodolist #corporatehumor

♬ original sound – haveyouseenmyolives

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10. The uninterested reply

The anticipation, the excitement, the… disappointment. Yep, this email meme just about sums up finally getting a reply — but they aren’t interested.  

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11. Email in real life

What if people acted in real life just as they do in their emails?

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Because shouting in emails is just as bad as in real life.

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13. Work email after working hours

When your inbox refuses to respect your work-life balance. 

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14. Out of office

Ah, the sweet joy of setting up your vacation auto-reply.

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15. Late email jitters

This email meme sums up that sinking feeling when you realize you missed a crucial message.

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16. How this email finds me

When the email asks how you’re doing, and you wish you could just reply with a “how this email finds me” meme.

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17. The phantom unread

Your inbox says you have one unread email, but it’s nowhere to be found.

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18. Drafts drawer

A place where emails go to feel important before being forgotten forever.

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19. Emoji overload

When someone discovers emojis, and your email conversation turns into a hieroglyphic puzzle.

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20. Email chain gone wild

That moment when an email chain spirals out of control, with replies upon replies cluttering your inbox.

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21. Phishing protection

Who says there aren’t ingenious ways to protect yourself from email scams?

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Wrap up

From the agony of inbox overload to the joy of inbox zero, these email memes perfectly capture the rollercoaster of emotions we all experience in our daily battle with our inboxes. 

We hope these hilarious email meme gems bring a smile to your face and remind you that you’re not alone in your email woes.

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Stacy Kimbell
Stacy Kimbell
Co-founder & Chief Editor
Stacy Kimbell has nine years of experience in email marketing. She's worked with different email platforms and created many successful email campaigns for online and offline, well-established as well as family businesses. Stacy is excited to share her expertise with readers.

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