Posts Tagged email

Thoughts on email signatures

With a blog post title like this, you can tell I’m a hit at parties… Productivity for me means doing the little things as efficiently as possible. But efficiency isn’t always possible. Here’s a prime example.

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Switching languages on the Mac

I speak four languages and I regularly switch between them on my digital devices (all from Apple). When I bought my MacBook Pro years ago, I got it with the French keyboard. (That’s an option here in Canada, with its two official languages.) That keyboard makes it

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Auto-Filing Email: 5 Productivity Tips

Imagine if your email system could look like this at the end of your day (presuming your inbox is empty): This is more likely to happen if email lands in the right folder without you having to triage it from your inbox. Dealing with each message in

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Easily putting boilerplate text in email

Some time ago, I blogged about my usage of keyboard shortcuts to automate phrases, paragraphs, even entire messages that I often type. Its a great way to recreate boilerplate text quickly and efficiently. I set up my shortcuts to work across all software on my computer (well, almost all software

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Corralling multiple email addresses

Do you have two or more email addresses? Tired of flipping between web pages to check them all? Why bother. Instead, set them all up in one email client.

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The consequences of forwarding suspicious emails

An acquaintance recently asked me if I had blocked her email address. I was puzzled. She said she received a message from my email service that said her message was blocked. When we talked this through, I began to understand what must have happened.

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Closing the email barn door?

People who try to recall an email after they’ve sent it might think it’s a good idea to close the barn doors after the horses have all fled. That bit of snark comes courtesy of email systems that boast “recall” tools. I tried the one in Microsoft Outlook about

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Delete unwanted emails BEFORE you see them

I like exploring ways to improve my Inbox Zero habit. This habit enables me to effectively handle everything that comes at me via email. I do this by: putting the information in the right places deleting or filing the original email The email inbox is never the

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Troubleshooting Apple Mac Mail

Sometimes Apple’s Mail.app doesn’t perform the way you want it to. This can happen for several reasons. Here are two common methods you can use to troubleshoot and fix Mail problems.

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Inbox Zero: tips to clear your inbox (and your mind)

On June 11, 2016, I had the pleasure of presenting tips on how to empty your inbox at the Editors Canada national conference in Vancouver. Despite mine being the final time slot of the day, I think I managed to keep too many people from yawning. I presume

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