Category: Email

Email 2.0

The inital version of email has a lot of problems that can not be addressed by making modification to the way that email is trasnsmitted. A new architecture needs to be developed to replace our current email infrastructure. Problems – No garentee or acknowledgement of delivery. – No accountability for who sent the message (spam) […]

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Productivity tip- check email less often

Email notification is a sweet seducer of your time. You’ve got mail! It’s exciting, someone cares enough to write something to you. The sound of the new message, the pop-up notification begs you to stop what you’re doing and read it! I think that email is to some degree addictive. Each message is a bit […]

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Email 2.0

The initial version of email has a lot of problems that can not be addressed by making minor modification to the way that email is trasnsmitted. A new architecture needs to be developed to begin to replace our current email infrastructure. Problems – No guarantee or acknowledgement of delivery. – No accountability for who sent […]

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Email Folders vs. File Folder

Why are email folders so different from file folders? Cut Copy Paste: You can cut copy and paste email folders and file folders but you can’t move one to the other. Search: You can search email and you can search folders and files but unless you have a desktop search engine installed you can’t search […]

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Basic Etiquette Rules For Using Email

Over the last 10 years a basic etiquette to sending email that has evolved. These rules are considered by some to be common wisdom, unfortunately this wisdom isn’t as common as most would like. Following a basic etiquette is fairly simple and it makes reading and receiving lots of email easier. Add a subject line […]

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Reading Spam

I’ve started reading spam. It’s not glamorous but there sure is a lot of it to read. When you start reading spam you quickly see some pattern. 98.9% of spam comes from people you don’t know. About .005% is from a friend who forwards me jokes or pyramid schemes. The remaining 1% is from websites […]

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Gmail Applications for Domains Review

About two months ago our exchange server died for the last time and we decided to move our email & calendar solution to Google applications for domains. The reasons were easy. We don’t like running and maintaining servers. Like most small businesses we have better things to do. Certain collaboration features of Exchange just don’t […]

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Twitter Scalability – Performance is user experience

This is not another post about how bad performance is on twitter. There are planty of other people talking about that. Instead this is a post on how you can define performance expectations in terms of the user experience. For example: When I open a file that’s very large I have a different performance expectation […]

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5 Email Problems not Solved by Google Wave

Google wave is an interesting new technology for communication. In concept it’s supposed to fix many of the issues associated with email. While it solved some of the back & forth in traditional email threads it fails to solve a number key email issues and instead introduces it’s own set of problems by radicly changing […]

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Email Productivity

The title of this post is a contraditction. The sooner you realize that emailing is not actual productivity the sooner you’ll find yourself emailing less and being productive more. This being said I feel I can share some tips for how I’m able to receive hundreds of emails yet keep my inbox fairly organized. Learn […]

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