Email Productivity Tips and Communication Skills
Characters Absolutely Safe to Use in Plain Text Email
If you use only these characters, you can be absolutely sure your email will arrive and look as intended.
Characters Safe to Use in Email
Type whatever character you find on your keyboard, or whatever you need to express your thoughts in your language. Email must be able to handle it.
How to Avoid the Trap That Nails Stale Emails to Your Inbox
Your inbox is a trap for ever more emails? Here's how to get them out of the inbox and out of your mind systematically with special gloves and a happy grip.
How to Get and Stay on Top of Your Email Easily by Dealing with It Tomorrow
If you have more than a day's worth of emails in your Inbox, the "deal with every message the moment it arrives"-approach is not working for you. It's not your fault, but you can fix it. Even get rid of all your email backlog!
How to Get Your Questions Answered, Tasks Done in Emails
Want to make sure questions key points are noted, questions answered and tasks tackled? Make it easy and unavoidable for recipients of your emails to know what you want.
How to Remove the Windows XP Logon Screen New Mail Count
Does Windows XP's "Welcome" screen say you have an unread message and you can't find one? Do you want to get rid of the distressing number if it is real? Here's how to disable the new mail count on Windows XP's logon screen. It's unreliable anyway.
How to Send an Email to Undisclosed Recipients
Do you want to send an email to a number of people quickly, but without having each recipient's name show up for everybody? Here's how to send an email message to undisclosed recipients.
How to Write a Good Email Subject
Do you make these mistakes in your email subjects? (The key to getting your messages read is not to be clever.)
Keep Emails Short
Do not intimidate recipients with too much text.
Send Yourself To-Do-List Items via Email
My Inbox is my to-do list. I can add to it easily by sending myself an email.
Spend Less Time on Email and Get More Done
Instead of visiting every message two or three times, turn off automatic mail checking and turn to email when it suits you best.
Try to Take Care of Messages at Once
Spare your time for better things and handle email more efficiently.
Underlining in Plain Text Email Messages
How to underline plain text and emphasize it in email messages.
Unsubscribe from Mailing Lists When You Go on Vacation
You'll be flooded with messages when you return anyway, so it's a good idea to at least put the mailing lists to a halt while you are away from email.
Write Short Messages in the Subject Only
Write Short Messages in the Subject Only (EOM)
Why You Should Schedule Time for Email
Allot time to email, and it may take you less of it than you thought to get through it all and be more productive, too.