Lately I have been receiving a lot of emails about multiple topics. Mostly it’s from people who want to guest post for Budget Girl. Which is fine! I love guest posts. However, the way their emails have been constructed make me immediately hit the “delete” button. They sound like spam! I don’t send emails back to spammers, so I don’t send emails back to these people.Usually they send the email and go on their merry way. I’ve had one who has been persistent, though, and now I’m wondering if she’s a real girl....more
A professional and briefly informative email signature is very important for anyone who sends a lot of business emails. Including bloggers. You want your recipients to know who you are (name, position, and company), as well as all the methods they can use to reach you. Secondary email, social media, or phone number if you’re OK with giving it out.A simple text email is all you need, but I like to take mine a few steps farther. Really, which would you prefer? This:...more
In the past months, my Yahoo email has been unavailable, slow to load and constantly changing. Just when I thought they'd finally de-bugged the bugger and settled on an interface (albeit a remarkably unwieldy one), they've come up with a new log-in preface: You must enter your mobile phone number. The chirpy message says: "Forgetting your password can be frustrating. Now, Yahoo! has made recovering your account simple via text message in seconds! It’s fast: simply enter your mobile number."...more
I'm aware that a lot of people are jealous of the new labour agreement signed in France that will go into effect if approved by the Labour Ministry that states that workers cannot check their work email nor can their employer contact them after hours. Though there isn't a firm cut-off time, the hour is set to ensure that employees can relax the full minimum regulated time of 11 hours while they're away from work. So no checking email on the weekend, no quick phone call from the boss while you're sitting down to dinner, and no text messages received right before you go to bed.
“He was acting so weird, and he wouldn’t tell me what was going on. I kept asking him if something happened at work or something, and he’d say no and go back to Breaking Bad. I just knew he was off.”“Maybe he was just tired?” (Or it could be that Breaking Bad is just a fucking great show)“Maybe. But I checked email on his phone after he fell asleep and…”No. Stop. You’re Doing It Wrong....more
A naked woman stared at me from the computer.I fumbled with the mouse until the cursor reached the "x." The attachment closed. I glanced around, relieved to find the adjacent cubicles empty. I gazed at the email attempting to parse the message:How about thisThere was no punctuation to help me decode the sender's intent....more
Starting yesterday, and continuing over the next couple of days, Google is rolling out an improvement to its Gmail and Google+ platforms; allowing anyone who on Google+ to email you -- no matter whether or not you have a relationship.
Wait. That's an improvement?...more
#1. Whenever possible, configure your Internet connection to always use HTTPS. This is the “https” that appears before the “www” in a Web address, and the https is preceded by a padlock icon.For Gmail, this works by clicking Settings in the top right; select the General tab, then hit Always use HTTPS, then save this setting. This option is not available for those who access email via Hotmail....more
The theme I keep seeing pop up in new websites is "reduce." Or maybe "remove" is more accurate. More and more sites are coming out with the sole purpose to help you manage your inbox or online accounts.
I get A LOT of emails each day. Some of that is because people have added me to their mailing list without my permission. Once upon a time, I used to follow all the links to unsubscribe. But a few days later, I would be re-added and after this occurring a few times, I gave up trying to get myself removed from mailing lists. A chunk of my work time is spent sorting through them and hitting delete.