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Sales people tend to criticize us for being blunt, but rarely realize that 'sales-mode' isn't always the appropriate response either. Once you reeled them in, you have to be professional; which means not wasting each others time.

When a customer sends a mail with a few simple questions, he expects you to return simple answers. He doesn't need to hear anymore how much we care about security and how carefully we check the quality of our work before we deploy it. He expects these things to be evident now.

Reading through an entire paragraph of fluff, only to find out that you're not sure when exactly you're going to be finished is a lot more annoying than just telling him that directly in once sentence.

And if the customer isn't a professional, you, as a developer, shouldn't be dealing with him directly in the first place because that's too much of a distraction from your actual work. Your boss should then hire someone who can assist you with these matters.
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