What does FAO stand for in emails?

For the attention of

In emails, FAO stands for "for the attention of." This acronym is used to note that a message (or part of that message) is meant to be read and acted upon by a specific individual or group.

For example, in an all-staff email, specific portions of the email may be labelled FAO specific individuals, to call out those individuals' unique follow-up tasks. FAO is similar to the abbreviation attn, and the two terms can be used interchangeably.


FAO: Joe Cool
Please remember to wash communal dishes after using them. Leaving your dirty dishes in the sink for others to clean is not cool, Joe

This one is FAO Captain Kirk

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Updated January 7, 2021

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