Answered By: Mary Kaye Hooker Last Updated: Sep 12, 2018 Views: 36
E-mail communications from individuals should be cited as personal communications.
However! Because personal communications are not a resource that other researchers can look at, review, and use, email communications are not included in the reference list.
Cite personal communications in text only. Give your correspondent's initials and surname, and provide as exact a date as possible.
T. K. Lutes (personal communication, April 18, 2001)
(V.-G. Nguyen, personal communication, September 28, 1998)
Because Emails can be faked or made-up, authors like yourself are responsible for the accuracy of all references. This includes verifying the source of e-mail communications before citing them as personal communications in manuscripts.
(This material was adapted from the sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual; Source: http://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/cite-individual-email.aspx)