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How to make your coworkers hate you

If you don't enjoy your current job or need to feel like a social outcast here are some great tips on how to make your coworkers hate you from ABC News. All you need is access to an email account. It's a powerful tool. Use urgent flags and big red letters for attention. Always cc a person's superior when you email them about work that needs to be done. Feel free to use the "reply all"...

How to organize your ideas in Gmail - Emailers Anonymous

A friend recently asked me how he could set his Gmail up so that he could email himself ideas, and have them be automatically filed away into a specific label instead of clogging up his inbox. Gmail has a function called Filters which is similar to rules in other email systems, and it is very powerful and well-suited to this task. If you would like to be able to email yourself information and have...

Using Gmail's Starred items to track expected replies - Emailers Anonymous

One of the hardest aspects of managing email is keeping track of sent messages where a reply is expected. Do you have this problem? I know I do. Some of the people I correspond with are completely reliable, and I know that if I send them something, I will get a reply within 24 hours and often sooner. But some of my other regular correspondents are not so reliable. At all. It's really...

Inbox 0.5 - How to get to an empty inbox - Emailers Anonymous

For the sake of this article, we're going to assume that you understand the benefits of being a filer rather than a piler. If you'd like to get to an empty inbox, but are facing what seems to be an insurmountable pile, take heart; we've all been there. Even for people that are meticulous filers, there are times, such as returning from a trip, where the amount of email facing you seems...

The Joy and Sorrow of IMAP - Emailers Anonymous

Have you got an iPhone and a Gmail account? If so, you're probably using IMAP, and you may not even realize it. What's IMAP? It's an email protocol that has been around for many years, but is not nearly as well known as its counterpart, POP. First, the definitions: POP, or POP3: Post Office Protocol 3, the most commonly used email protocol for retrieving remote email to a local client over a...

Attention fragmentation and computing health risks - Emailers Anonymous

Previously in this series we discussed the user interface advancement of collapsing emails in the same thread together, and how that can help to deal with a high volume of incoming email. It's worth asking whether this is really a solution unto itself, or if it is maybe just a way to cope with a bigger problem, that of attention fragmentation. Have you ever found yourself having multiple...

Piling vs. Filing - Emailers Anonymous

Is your email inbox overflowing with thousands of messages, or is it virtually empty, with only the few messages that have come in since the last time you checked it? It seems like a simple personal preference, but the answer to the question of whether you are an email "filer" or "piler" says a lot more about you than you might think it does. While nobody can see into your inbox, the fact is...

Email user interface advancement - Emailers Anonymous

This post's subtitle could be "Why Gmail rocks". If you're already a Gmail user, you probably already understand Gmail's unique way of grouping messages from the same conversation together and presenting them in one unified view. If that's the case, this article is probably not of much interest to you. But if you've never tried Gmail, and have never understood why your friends keep saying it's the...

Email Etiquette - Emailers Anonymous

Today we'd like to introduce the first in a new weekly series of posts at Download Squad called Emailers Anonymous, a series for anyone that is addicted to email as part of their daily life. We're going to explore email from all angles - everything from email clients to email etiquette, email productivity to email formatting. And anything else you have questions about. Today's post will focus...