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Tuesday: December 11, 2012

Yahoo pulls the curtain back on a brand new version of their mail client.Yahoo pulls the curtain back on a brand new version of their mail client.

Definetly looking forward to giving this a whirl as I'm starting to grow weary of the GMail interface these days. Microsoft Outlook, which I use for work, is moderately simple yet has power features for people (such as myself) who are little overboard in terms of organization. I'd also like to point that GMail's labels versus folders paradigm does absolutely nothing for me. GMail looks like a stream of people shouting at me. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:19 PM | Tags (6) | alternatives | email | gmail | interwebs | mail | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Microsoft to give Hotmail service a makeover at some point this summer.Microsoft to give Hotmail service a makeover at some point this summer.

...users will encounter a first screen that’s on overview of new messages, sorted into categories, with e-mails from known contacts in the top heap, updates from services like Facebook and Twitter at the bottom, and a bar up top that lets you send a status message.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 12:39 PM | Tags (8) | competition | email | gmail | google | hotmail | microsoft | service | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Rumors swirling that Apple might make their MobileMe service free for all.Rumors swirling that Apple might make their MobileMe service free for all.

This is an interesting rumor and would certainly make a lot of sense given that most, if not all, of the current functionality of MobileMe can be done elsewhere - for free. If this happened, I'd drop some of current Google services I currently use in less than a minute.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:00 AM | Tags (14) | apple | apps | calendar | competition | contacts | email | linking | mail | mobileme | rumors | service | services | sync | syncing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Spam marketer ordered to pay Facebook a whopping $711 million.Spam marketer ordered to pay Facebook a whopping $711 million.

The company said the judgment marks the second-largest anti-spam award ever. In November 2008, Facebook won an $873 million judgment against Adam Guerbuez and his business, Atlantis Blue Capital, who bombarded users with sexually explicit spam messages.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:06 AM | Tags (9) | award | emails | facebook | judge | judgement | marketing | millions | order | spam |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Google would like to make sure your emailing the right person with latest GMail feature.Google would like to make sure your emailing the right person with latest GMail feature.

Turn it on from the Labs tab under Gmail Settings, and based on the groups of people you email most often, Gmail will try to identify when you've accidentally included the wrong person — before it's too late.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | bob | email | error | feature | gmail | google | mistake |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

IBM now selling discount email service to compete with Google.IBM now selling discount email service to compete with Google.

IBM thinks the timing for its e-mail alternative is ideal, given that Google's service suffered a highly publicized outage that locked out corporate customers for nearly two hours last month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | ibm | google | email | services | discount | competition | cloud |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 30, 2009

Google Wave application to be handed out to beta testers today.Google Wave application to be handed out to beta testers today.

In Wave, e-mail-like communications can be edited by several users simultaneously. And users can chat about certain sections of Wave documents in real time, where all users see what a person is typing as it is typed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:43 AM | Tags (7) | google | wave | application | email | social | testing | testers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Want to know which ten states get the most spam?Want to know which ten states get the most spam?

'Interestingly, the top three most spammed states were among the 10 least spammed states in 2008,' the company said in the report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:40 AM | Tags (7) | spam | email | security | interwebs | internet | junk | states |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Recent iPhone security fix reveals Microsoft Exchange security flaw.Recent iPhone security fix reveals Microsoft Exchange security flaw.

Thousands of users have been accessing e-mail, calendars, and contacts over Exchange connections through their iPhones or iPod Touches, not knowing they were compromising their corporate security.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:12 AM | Tags (9) | calendars | contacts | email | exchange | iphone | ipodtouch | it | secure | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Some alternative ways to access your GMail when GMail happens to be down.Some alternative ways to access your GMail when GMail happens to be down.

A great writeup for those of us who use GMail quite extensively and cried during the last outage.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:56 AM | Tags (8) | gmail | outage | alternative | methods | mail | email | google | lifehacker |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Fourteen tips and tricks to get more out of your beloved Gmail account.Fourteen tips and tricks to get more out of your beloved Gmail account.

A nice collection of tips ranging from offline reading to setting up multiple signatures.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:51 AM | Tags (5) | email | gmail | google | tips | tricks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.

Tagged, which has been around for five years, would then illegally get access to those new users' e-mail address books and send out more messages without those users' knowledge. Tagged will be sued for deceptive e-mail marketing practices and invasion of privacy, the office said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:10 PM | Tags (9) | email | fraud | lawsuit | networking | newyork | privacy | security | social | spam |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

Your HTML emails may look quite terrible in the next version of Outlook.Your HTML emails may look quite terrible in the next version of Outlook.

As if it wasn't bad enough already.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:37 AM | Tags (3) | emails | outlook | rendering |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 18, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to improve your email etiquette.A handy tutorial on how to improve your email etiquette.

A good refresher for those of us in the corporate environment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 5:00 PM | Tags (3) | email | etiquette | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 6, 2006

The seven deadly sins of corporate email.

Many of us work in a corporate environment. My job falters between information technology and marketing (such is the fate of the web developer these days). As such, I am often bombarded with the annoying email habits of people who lack the basic understanding of...well, email.

  1. People who set an away email message for every single meaningless event.

    I do not need to know that you are out to lunch at from 12:15 to 1:15. Most people know that it is lunch time and chances are you're not around. Do not bother me with your personal digital answering machine. Really, it's not necessary. I also don't need to know that from 3:30 - 4:00 pm you will be getting your teeth cleaned. This does not influence my day to day operations one bit. Stop it; you're making Outlook cry.

  2. People who can't remember to turn their away message off when they are, in fact, no longer away.

    So you're back from vacation, yay. I'm quite happy for you. Now turn off your away message that keeps responding to me in stereo with your normal emails. I don't need dual responses every time I reply to one of your emails reminding me that you were gone fishing last week. How was the dentist by the way?

  3. People who write the entire message of an email in the subject line.

    You'd think telling the difference between two distinct areas when composing an email would be an easy thing. I can't tell you how much fun it is deciphering an email when it is sprawled across the subject line (see 'before and after' below).

  4. Read receipts.

    This habit makes me want to throw a chair out of a window. It is the act of people who feel they have to attach a read receipt to EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF EMAIL they send out - no matter how trivial the subject matter. I guess it makes people feel important. Therefore, I take great pleasure in hitting the cancel button to your paranoid sense of self confirmation. Even more annoying: people who send read receipts on emails regarding whether or not the last email they sent (which had a read receipt too) was actually read. Pure genius!

  5. People who love to respond to emails marked distinctly as DO NOT REPLY.

    When the subject line AND the first line of the body of the email read in big, bold letters DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL why do you still hit Reply? Let's try this together: D-O N-O-T R-E-P-L-Y.

  6. Incredibly overloaded signatures.

    It's not enough that I have to see the scribbled signature of the person who sent me the email, but they also insist on changing the entire style of the email. So when I reply to you, I am stuck with your ugly, yet 'calming' wallpaper. Please fire yourself out of a cannon.

  7. Pasting entire web pages into the body of an email.

    Another act that greatly affects my day to day mood: receiving an email that has an entire (or partial) web page pasted into the body of the message. Outlook is not meant to show web pages (this is why we have web browsers), and by doing so, you are now disrupting the natural order of the Universe. By replying to you (and if I'm too lazy to clean out said pasted web page), we start tracking in piles of HTML code throughout our conversation like mud. Clean your feet and just email me the link to the article, dummy.

And there you have it. Now print this list out and pin it up by the company water cooler. The email-challenged will thank you... hopefully.

Posted to Verbose filed in Life @ 0:51 AM | Tags (3) | corporate | work | email |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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