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Email Deliverability: Design Won't Matter if It Isn't Delivered

John Fox | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
John Fox

Your email newsletter templates are meticulously crafted, down to the last color and font, for maximum visual appeal. As for what happens between "send" and "receipt" is a technical detail -- something that happens automagically in a swift, direct line from you to your recipients... right?

Productivity Hacks: I Empty My Inbox Every Day

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

These are my rules for taking back control, and my undivided attention.

Relationships in 2014: Ours Is A Society That Could Use a Hug

Robert Hall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings
Robert Hall

Distrusted, disengaged, lonely -- it is what you would expect from a society increasingly going it alone.

Windows 8 Email Cash Prize is a Scam

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Some people have told me they've received an email that appears to contain only a single PDF file called 2014.pdf. If you get an email like that from...

Calling All Email Addicts: A New Year's Resolution of a Healthier Email Diet

Daniela Papi | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Papi

So I turned my phone to silent, and have never turned it back. My life was calmer, I had less disruptions and distractions in my day, and though I missed the little Samsung ring dance, my happiness index certainly increased.

Pre-Christie Emails Revealed

Steve Young | Posted 03.16.2014 | Comedy
Steve Young

How much quicker could we have resolved problematic deeds if e-mail technology was available in the past...

Five Minutes to a Better Job Search in 2014

Steve Dalton | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Steve Dalton

The single best job search action you can take in 2014 is this: e-mail someone who has your target job and request a phone call to discuss what he/she's learned while at that job. That's it.

Email Targeting Tips for Retailers to Break Through Inbox Clutter and Connect

David A. Steinberg | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
David A. Steinberg

The content of the email is critical. As with the subject line, personalization plays a key factor. Consumers are overloaded and quick to trash anything that feels canned or generic, but making them feel special will typically result in clicks.

7 Ways to Improve Your Email Response Rates

Simon Tam | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Simon Tam

From introductions to pitches and proposals, chances are that your initial impression with someone will often be through this medium. Despite the importance of this system, few really take the time to learn it well in order to get better results.

Brave New Auto-Corrected World: Engineering Life One Letter at a Time

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media
Nancy Colier

In addition to designing and mutating reality, the auto-corrector is now contributing yet another mirror to the funhouse that is human communication.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: 4 Email Campaign Basics

Kristy L. Campbell | Posted 02.01.2014 | Small Business
Kristy L. Campbell

The holidays don't have to equal a slow time for your email marketing campaigns. Just like gift-giving, if your email is warm, personal and meaningful, people will appreciate the effort.

Dear E-Scammer: Yes, Send Me Your Money

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Andrew Lam

I am frightfully sorry to hear about the heart attack that felled your husband, the multi-millionaire landowner in Kwekwe Midlands province, Zimbabwe, and must apologize for this belated reply. But you see, you've written me at a most inopportune time.

We're All Guilty Of These Irritating Email Faux Pas. Let's Agree To Stop.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living

At this point, email is an inescapable fact of daily life for pretty much everyone. And yet, we rarely stop to think about the etiquette of sending, r...

'I Found Out I Was Getting Divorced Through Facebook'

Penney Berryman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Penney Berryman

I swallowed a small hysterical snort of realization that I was now married to someone not married to me. Is that even possible? I clearly needed to fix it, pronto. Like the wave of an unwelcome fairy wand, I went from married to unmarried with a deft stroke.

Ignore Your Inbox

Rory Vaden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

By allowing your inbox to control your time you've been able to stop thinking about what you should be spending your time on. Your inbox shouldn't define what is important enough to have your attention, though -- you should.

New Territory for the NSA

Mike Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

See more editorial cartoons by Mike Smith at Las Vegas Sun or DailyInk....

Letter From a New Economy Consumer

Stephanie Michele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

Everyday there are thousands of marketers competing for my time. I am consuming data and information at an alarming rate both online and off. When I am at my computer, on average I am switching tabs or functions more than twice every 60 seconds.

Is an 800 Number Necessary Anymore?

Brian Penny | Posted 12.25.2013 | Small Business
Brian Penny

The social media platforms you sign up for will again depend on your type of business, available resources, and how tech-savvy your business is. At the very least, register an account with every social community you can find in order to reserve the name.

Yahoo Goes Cuckoo

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 12.13.2013 | Technology
Joan Z. Shore

The French have a saying: Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien. In other words, what you think is better will destroy what is already good. Sometime o...

An Open Letter to Cyberbullies

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

You, the faceless one, who hides behind empty words. You, the unhappy one, spreading your misery through harassment and humiliation. You, the angry one, trying to feel powerful by intimidating others with your hate. I refuse to let you hurt me.

The Surprising Thing That Happened When I Lost Connectivity

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 12.14.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

What's the city equivalent of being stranded on a desert island these days? It's being without a landline, Internet, or television service. That was me last week, and I wasn't sure I'd survive.

Addicted to Checking Your Email? This Flow Chart Might Help

Wendy MacNaughton | Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology
Wendy MacNaughton

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The Case For Inbox Curfews

Fast Company | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business

I'm writing this post at 10 p.m. on a Monday. But if I emailed a quick question to the post's main subject--Vynamic CEO Dan Calista--he wouldn't get b...

Freedom From Unauthorized Intrusion

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.

We'll Always Have Paris

Terry K Carr | Posted 11.23.2013 | Divorce
Terry K Carr

Last month I got a new follower on Twitter. Since I'd joined over a year ago, 20 had trickled in and at that rate each gets special attention. Who? I wondered and peeked. Him?