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Mailbird’s Improved Compose Window With Tagging Feature

Posted by Christin on November 9, 2017

With many exciting updates to come, we have just released our improved compose window including a brand new tagging feature. Let’s have a closer look at what improvements came with the launch. New Mailbird Compose Window 1. The formatting bar icons are redesigned for you to make each tab and feature more accessible.   We have moved the ‘attach’ button, ‘add image’ button, and ‘add link’ button to the primary line, so they are visible even when the formatting bar is collapsed.     2. We added a new drag/drop attachment placeholder for both inline and ‘normal’ attachments. You will be able to choose where to place the image while dragging it into the email.   3. With the update you will also find, that we added thumbnail preview for attachments when composing an email. Previously it was only available for incoming emails.   Tagging Feature Our brand new tagging feature is out! The auto tag feature will open a list of contacts when you type ‘@’ in the compose window. Choosing a contact will automatically add it to the list of recipient which is ‘to’ or ‘cc’. This is based on whether there has already been a recipient in the draft or not. How is this a great feature? It enables you to quickly add a new recipient to an existing or new conversation.   The feature can be disabled at any time by simply going into the Mailbird menu-> settings->compose-> disable ‘Auto-add recipients when @ tagging’.   That’s it.…

How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Startup

Posted by Christin on October 18, 2017

Sticky. Memorable. Simple. These are all words to describe a good domain name for your startup.  It may seem like a small, somewhat insignificant detail in the grand scheme of all the things you need to do for your startup. But your domain name should not be overlooked. If you’ve already chosen a name for your startup, you’ll have a leg up on those who have not. Your business name will be the biggest factor in choosing your domain name, since your domain name is essentially the front door to your startup. It’s how people will “enter” your website. It’s the URL that people will search or type into their browser to find you. And it’s not something to be taken lightly. At the same time, it’s also not as simple as just turning your business name into a URL. If that were the case, Airbnb might still have the URL AirBedAndBreakfast.com. Much more difficult to remember than Airbnb.com! As you’re brainstorming the domain name for your startup, there are certain principles you should follow to make your domain name smart and effective. Stick to these guidelines for a domain name that is sticky, memorable and simple. 1. Tie it to your brand. This point may be somewhat contradictory to what was just said, but let me explain. Your domain name should absolutely be a reflection of the name of your startup. It just doesn’t have to be the entire name, especially if it’s longer than two words. What your…

Mailbird Email Client Updates

Posted by Christin on September 12, 2017

We are super proud to announce our latest Milestone: 2.5 Million email accounts are being managed using Mailbird.  With more than 1.3 Million Downloads we are confident we have created the base for everyone’s favorite Windows email client. Thank you so much for your trust and awesome support in creating the best mail program for you. This really means a lot to us.   Again, a HUGE Thank You to all of you who have participated and gained the rewards from the Mailbird Referral Program. You are bringing Mailbird to more people around the world, and it continues to help people everywhere manage their inboxes and other productivity app accounts like a boss. You can take advantage of the referral program whenever you want, by just telling your friends and family about your favorite email client. You and your friends will also earn Mailbird Pro for free. So now for the really interesting stuff. We are super happy to share the next big milestones on our road map with you.  Exchange mail server support Mailbird will support Exchange mail server by Q4 of 2017. Along with our Contacts Manager, it is one of the most anticipated features by you guys. We are eagerly waiting for the final release date to share with you once we are closer. The new “@ Tagging” feature This feature enables you to easily tag a contact in any email you are composing. All you need to do is type the @ sign, then the name of the…

The Best Way to Read MSN Hotmail on Your Desktop

Posted by Christin on August 1, 2017

In some cases, webmail clients can be a great way to receive, read, and respond to email. Gmail, for instance, is an extremely accessible and intuitive webmail app. In addition to its ease of use, Gmail is also 100% free (with 15 free gigabytes of storage per account, no less), making it a go-to solution for personal email and business email alike. Microsoft’s Outlook.com (formerly known as MSN Hotmail) is another example of a popular webmail client. But what happens when you have multiple Gmail or MSN Outlook accounts for different purposes? Google does allow you to stay logged in on multiple accounts at once, and switching back and forth between those accounts is as simple as clicking your profile photo icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and selecting a different email inbox. Still, toggling between inboxes takes time. Worse, if you need to stay up to date with each inbox at all times, there is no easy answer—at least not while you are using Gmail or Outlook.com in their standard webmail formats. After all, the last thing you want is to have three or four different webmail tabs constantly open just to monitor your email. A Better Way to Monitor Your Webmail Accounts If you have multiple webmail accounts and are tired of switching between them 30 times a day or leaving half a dozen email tabs open on your browser, it might be time to make the switch to a desktop email client. A desktop…

Greatmail partners with Mailbird

Posted by Christin on July 18, 2017

We are very thrilled and thankful that Greatmail has added Mailbird as a featured mail client in their services and apps Marketplace and integrated it into their checkout. Greatmail offers email hosting, reseller email hosting, application hosting, and SMTP hosting services. Founded in 2003, headquartered in Austin; Texas, its technology infrastructure is geographically dispersed at data centers in North America and Europe. One of the early email hosting providers, Greatmail has earned brand recognition as an affordable, high availability email service provider and its now available in Mailbird. Greatmail Co-Founder, Ryan Hess says: “We love the simplicity of Mailbird, and are pleased to be able to offer it to our clients when they sign up for email hosting. We integrated Mailbird into our checkout with a checkbox asking customers if they’d be interested in learning more about Mailbird.  If they check the box, we provide a link to Mailbird upon completion of the sign up process.  Hess added, We also feature Mailbird as a featured mail client in our services and apps Marketplace. We are excited to be able to connect with Mailbird users looking for dependable email hosting and expert support for their business or personal email.” Sign up for Greatmail from within Mailbird Go to your Mailbird AppStore and open the Service Tab. Click Greatmail -> you will be directed to the Greatmail website where you can purchase email hosting direct from Greatmail. How to add a Greatmail account to Mailbird Should you already be a Greatmail user…

Improve Your Lead Generation through Effective Contact Management

Posted by Christin on May 18, 2017

According to BrightTALK, and as reported by Hubspot, 80% of marketers say their lead generation efforts are only slightly or somewhat effective. That’s not very effective! And yet, 58% of marketers say their lead generation budget will increase in the coming year. With more money and more emphasis placed on lead generation efforts, it’s becoming even more crucial to understand how to most effectively attract and engage leads. This increase in dollars towards lead generation is understandable. Without it, businesses have to rely on customers randomly stumbling across their products, services or website (or repeat customers, which usually isn’t enough to sustain a business). On the other hand, lead generation involves intentionally driving qualified prospects to your business—usually your website—and collecting their information to follow up for the sale. These are typically new customers, and by the time they engage you or your salespeople, they are moderately-to-highly interested in buying. Because of this, securing those leads can unlock a ton of new sales for you. Clearly, the potential exists if you have a solid lead generation strategy. But how do you build that strategy? And how do you effectively attract the right leads? Here are 6 of our favorite tips to get you started. Tips for Effective Lead Generation #1 Choose the tactics best for your audience There are so many tactics to generate leads, how do you know where to start? With your audience, of course! The best resource to determine where to focus your lead generation efforts is…

Our new Contact Manager with Contact Sync is out

Posted by Christin on April 25, 2017

Mailbird Contact Manager unifies your contacts in the best way possible The Mailbird Contact Manager deserves a full write up, because this feature is ridiculously awesome. It’s been a year in the making, so this feature release means a lot to us. We built this for email users worldwide, to make their lives better with the most critical contacts that keep our personal and business connections thriving. Let’s look at the highlights of your brilliant new Contact Manager and how to best use it. It is our ultimate obligation to you to deliver the absolute best damn unified, beautiful and synced Contact Management tool that practically manages itself. It’s beautiful. So here we go… Get started with the best Contact Manager ever Before you become a contacts managing machine, first thing is to get all your contacts into Mailbird. It’s simple and will be done in no time. A heads up, the more contacts you have, the longer it may take (we are talking, instead of 10 seconds, it may take 20 seconds). A step by step guide to get the Mailbird Contact Manager as soon as possible: 1. Activate the ‘Contacts’ app in our Mailbird App section. 2. Once you have activated the app an introduction window will pop up. Press the blue “Connect accounts” button on the final slide of the introduction.  3. Mailbird gives you the option to choose contacts from your Google and/or Outlook accounts (including Google Apps and Office 365) that you have added to…

Mailbird’s Affiliate Program Is Now Available

Posted by Christin on March 30, 2017

Earn earn over $337.50 per month with only one sale per day! We are super excited to introduce our new Mailbird Affiliate Program. Over the years we have had so many supportive users that recommended us to their friends, family and even businesses. Now, with our new affiliate program you will actually get a percentage on the sales generated per license. Hence, the more licenses you sell, the more money you will get at the end of the month. Simple as that.   The program is in cooperation with Radius Impact to provide you with a professional and market leading performance-advertising campaign. How to get started with Mailbird’s Affiliate Program Just follow the steps below and join our team of affiliates today. 1. Go to “website for affiliates” and click “Apply to Campaign“ 2. Fill in the form as detailed as possible. 3. Send the application. Once your application is approved, we will supply you links and banners that you can share on your websites and/or social media to generate sales and money:-) Any questions? Feel free to reach out to Scott Bowen in case of any questions you might have before you join the team.

Productivity Apps for Remote Teams

Posted by Christin on March 22, 2017

Keeping yourself productive and motivated during work can be difficult at times – and even more challenging when working remotely. When your team is not in the same city or even time zone, if you are someone who needs that real-time accountability, then this can be a tough challenge. Our Mailbird team is distributed across 7 different countries, spanning 3 continents. Each of us has found our own productivity methods and tools to keep us on top of our game with building and growing an awesome business and tech solution for unifying online communication. We have already listed a few app suggestions in our blog post The Challenges Of Remote Working: “Maintaining Productivity With A Distributed Team”. This time let’s check what productivity apps help our Mailbird team members to stay focused and on top of their tasks. Productivity Apps we use at Mailbird     Dimas – Mailbird Front End Developer “I think it’s one note. I really like it. The interface is very good and it’s available on most platforms and it syncs flawlessly.”       Abe – Mailbird Back End Developer “I find Google Keep quite useful. I can also use it in Mailbird and in Chrome I have offline access too, so that’s great”       Dasha – Mailbird Customer Happiness Lead “I love Pomodoro and Any.do. They help me staying focused and Inoreader to feed myself with info.”       Alexis – Mailbird Lead Growth Engineer “Projects from GrowthHackers, because it allows me…

How To Set Up A Desktop Email Client

Posted by Christin on March 8, 2017

Did you know? The first email was sent over 40 years ago—in 1972, to be exact—by a man named Ray Tomlinson, who is often credited as the inventor of email. Since then, email has become ubiquitous in communication. Every day, more emails are sent and received than the previous day. Its place in our society is the norm, to the point where if you don’t have email, others might find that odd. At first, the usability of email was limited. Some early systems required both users to be logged into the same host to send a message. Later iterations only allowed communication between the same email client. But as the internet has advanced, so has email. Now, you have a choice on what email client you would like to use… and there’s a lot to choose from! The first decision you have to make is whether or not you should use a desktop email client or webmail/cloud-based email. Both systems have their advantages, so it’s mainly just a personal preference. We’ll outline the pros and cons of each in the next section. Desktop Email Client vs. Webmail: Which Should You Choose? To start, let’s look at desktop email clients. Desktop email clients are applications that enable you to manage your inbox by sending, receiving, and organizing messages directly from your desktop or mobile device. A few names that might ring a bell include Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, and, of course, Mailbird. Desktop email clients are best for people with multiple email…