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I always hesitate before using emphasis.

I’m afraid it will looks like I think the recipients are stupid or something.

But seeing it’s a good advice will change my view on that (I tend to write long emails)

I disagree. I always highlight in bold text the parts that I want people to focus on more, especially in longish emails, or those where there are numbers involved. I also appreciate it when people take the time to highlight what they would like me to pay attention to. It shows a mutual respect of time.

Absolutely, you nailed it. It's adds a condescending tone. And no, it's awful advice.

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