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Gmail For Windows: Here’s a Better Way in 2018

Posted by Jason Ephraim on July 2, 2018

The Best Way To Manage Gmail For Windows Users You probably have a Gmail account. In fact, according to worldwide statistics there’s a good chance you have more than one of them. Google has announced that Gmail now has more than 1 billion monthly active users – up from the 900 million the company announced last year and up from 425 million 2012.  It’s a no- brainer why Gmail is on fire right now. Its app has over 90.7 million monthly users for a reason. It’s an easy to use interface which is well integrated with cloud storage, making file sharing easy (Google drive), offers great work-collaboration opportunities (Google Docs) and has countless other features from Google Spreadsheets to Google Slides. Statistics even show that 94% of Gmail users use the integrated translation services in their Gmail account. However, while Gmail has made it big, they have really not done justice to PC users. Firstly, using the Gmail site itself to manage these accounts presents a few serious problems: You always have to be connected to the internet It’s difficult to manage multiple accounts It’s only as secure as your internet connection Considering that Gmail makes up over 85% of all global users worldwide, you may find it odd that there is no official application for Gmail for windows. There is indeed no way for a Windows user to manage accounts directly from a PC and there is nothing in the app store that presents this function. This is the least bit…

Unified Inbox in Outlook: The Complete 2018 Guide

Posted by Jason Ephraim on June 2, 2018

While popular email clients like Mailbird include the ability to add individual account inboxes to a “unified” inbox – many, like Microsoft Outlook, do not make this easy. If you manage multiple email accounts, then you know how tedious it can be to be forced to switch from inbox to inbox in order to check each one. To help out, we’ve gathered a couple of the best ways MS Outlook users can set up a unified inbox – or as close to one as Outlook will allow.   Outlook Unified Inbox Method 1: Search Folders Skill Level – Beginner   The simplest method for getting a unified inbox in your Microsoft Outlook client is by using it’s search. Although this method is easy, there is unfortunately no way to save your search – requiring you to perform a search every time you need it. If you check your recent searches from the “Search” menu, you may be able to select it. However, if you are searching alot you may not be able to find it every time. Type the following in the search box: folder: (Inbox) received: (this week) Press Ctr+Alt+A to or click All Mailboxes button (Outlook 2013) or All Mail Folders (Outlook 2010). Hit enter and you should see your Unified inbox for all mails received this week. You may notice a “Search Folder” option in the “Folder” pane. However, this only lets you create search folders using data from individual accounts – Not something we can use to make a…

How to Import Outlook and Thunderbird Accounts in 2018

Posted by Jason Ephraim on March 7, 2018

New Feature Announcement: Outlook and Thunderbird Account Import That’s right! Starting today, folders, settings, and messages from popular POP3 email clients like Outlook and Thunderbird will import automagically when connected. That means that any folders, emails, or anything else we can bring into Mailbird through your other client’s POP3 or IMAP connection can be instantly imported with the click of a button! We’ve had a ton of requests for this feature, and it has taken a lot of time and manpower to make sure that this feature will work for every possible client and version. It’s taken a ton of time to ensure every version of Outlook, Thunderbird and Windows Live Mail will work. We are ecstatic that it is finally ready for you! Start Importing automagically Once you installed Mailbird or chose the option to “add another account”, Mailbird will give the option to “import from another email client”.   Mailbird will detect the accounts that you have added to your existing email client. Choose the account you would like to import to your Mailbird. The last step to activate the import – insert your email address and password and Mailbird will set up the account for you. Depending on how many accounts you have selected in the previous step, you may be asked to enter the details multiple times. One for each account.   Voilà! That’s it. Mailbird will start the import of your account data, such as folders, settings, and messages. It will also let you know once it is…

The Best Way to Unsend Email in 2018

Posted by Jason Ephraim on March 6, 2018

Ever wish you could Unsend that last Email? Have you ever sent an email only to realize you sent it to the wrong person? Or, maybe you’ve sent an email referencing an attachment you forgot to include? Spelling errors. Grammar mistakes. Wrong name. Wrong attachments… It’s easy to feel a little anxious about clicking that send button. Especially, if you have ever experienced that sinking, dreadful feeling of seeing an error in an email you just sent- and knowing you are powerless to do anything about it.   Potential for Disaster   Now, most of the time it’s not a big deal if a bad email goes out the door: • Most people won’t notice that misplaced apostrophe. • You can quickly follow up with another email with the correct attachment. • You can send a message telling them to disregard your previous email. • And so on… But, every so often, there are situations where sending an email with what may seem like a small error on it or even clicking on something you shouldn’t have, can have huge and far reaching repercussions. This can have an impact on: Your career – if this happens to you regularly or if the mistake is a big one, it can tarnish your reputation within your workplace Your personal relationships – while friends and family are more forgiving than work can be, emails with incorrect information can still make you look bad or untrustworthy Your financial security – Clicking on viruses or malware can put your financial…

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts Desktop Background Images 2018

Posted by Jason Ephraim on March 3, 2018

To help you get the most out of Windows 10, we created these beautiful desktop background images to help you remember it’s wide array of keyboard shortcuts.   To set any of the images as your new desktop background image in Windows: First, click on any of the background images below to open it full-size in a new window. Then, right click (or long-press for touch devices) and click save as… to save it to your computer. Lastly, find the image on your computer, right click it, and select set as desktop background Here is a complete list of all the Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts Press this key To do this Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert) Copy the selected item Ctrl+X Cut the selected item Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert) Paste the selected item Ctrl+Z Undo an action Alt+Tab Switch between open apps Alt+F4 Close the active item, or exit the active app Windows logo key +L Lock your PC or switch accounts Windows logo key +D Display and hide the desktop New keyboard shortcuts The following table contains new keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Windows. Press this key To do this Windows logo key +A Open Action center Windows logo key‌ +S Open search Windows logo key‌ +C Open Cortana in listening mode Note Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn’t available or is turned off, you can still use search. Windows logo key‌ +Tab Open Task view Windows logo…

WhatsApp inside your inbox 2018

Posted by Jason Ephraim on March 1, 2018

Use WhatsApp alongside your email with Mailbird Over 1 billion people use WhatsApp and it remains one of the most popular mobile applications in the world. Mailbird makes using this popular app better than ever with our WhatsApp app integration which allows you to use WhatsApp alongside your email inbox. Is your email conversation starting to get too long? With Mailbird, you can seamlessly switch the conversation over to WhatsApp and you can get the information you need in a fraction of the time. How to use WhatsApp with Mailbird Activating WhatsApp in Mailbird is easy. Click the “…” menu at the bottom of the Mailbird sidebar. Next, click the slider in the WhatsApp widget to turn it “on”. You will see the WhatsApp icon show up in the bottom of your sidebar along with any other apps you’ve activated. Click it, and you will find instructions on how to sign in to your WhatsApp account. Using the WhatsApp sidebar To activate the WhatsApp sidebar in your Mailbird client: Open any inbox by clicking on the account icon in the sidebar. If your sidebar is not expanded already, click the “<” symbol at the top right of the Mailbird client. To open WhatsApp, hover over the “…” symbol to see all the activated apps with sidebars. Click the WhatsApp symbol and you are all set. And we aren’t stopping there. We have new features for Mailbird in development right now. So stay tuned! What app that you use would you like us to add…

The Best App For Your Gmail Account On Windows 10 in 2018

Posted by Jason Ephraim on February 28, 2018

What’s the best way to manage your Gmail account on Windows? Well, with over 500,000 email accounts (a majority of them being Gmail accounts) Mailbird is growing in popularity as the best email client for Windows users with Gmail accounts:   I just slaughtered +1800 gmail messages @mailbird, https://t.co/B0clE7AkDU #inboxzero pic.twitter.com/ZT5Bw6r4hF — Paul Doherty (@pjdohertygis) February 1, 2016 Never thought I could stop using the gmail interface, but @mailbird made it possible. Almost forgot how much better a desktop app can be. — Jose Quesada (@Quesada) January 28, 2014 Mailbird – The best email client for Windows + Gmail. I’m all in. http://t.co/Dz4S6IREIl @mailbird — Matthew Mombrea (@mombrea) January 27, 2014 Getting addicted to @GetMailbird. A great email client for #Gmail (and others) http://t.co/zEYA391cUZ — Ulven (@UlvenNiclas) July 6, 2015 If you use #gmail for business but hate gmail, checkout @getmailbird second time around for us, so much better! Nice one @getmailbird — covedigital (@covedigital) May 13, 2015 [email protected] Seriously? @getmailbird is great! Good luck with GMail for web when you have 6 accounts to manage! And OS X mail on Windows? — Ishan Sharma (@real_ishan) December 3, 2014 Why do so many people think Mailbird is perfect for Gmail? Mailbird is Free Every new user gets a free trial of Mailbird Pro, which allows you to manage an unlimited number of email accounts (Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Windows live Mail – all of them). After that, Mailbird is free to use, forever. If you need more than 1 account –…

IncrediMail Windows 10 Email Client Alternatives in 2018

Posted by Jason Ephraim on February 2, 2018

There have been growing reports of IncrediMail (now Perion), a popular Windows email client, are not working well on Windows 10 machines. It appears that crashes, bugs, and more issues related to supporting new Windows 10 updates have cropped up recently. There are also several reports of malware that have lead many users to seek alternatives. What should you be looking for as an alternative? The bottom line is, email clients need to be concerned with increasing productivity, and effective organization. These elements should work together cohesively to make the user’s life easier. At a minimum, email clients need to consider that everyone is using their software in various business contexts such as fast-paced environments, in-office or out in the field. A solid email client should not only be able to adapt to these environments but should also be fully functioning after operating system updates. It needs to keep up with this ever-changing technological world – and that’s a demanding task! That’s why we rounded up all the windows email clients for a review. Here are the best alternatives to IncrediMail Windows 10 users who are looking for a similar experience. The Top IncrediMail Windows 10 Alternatives 1. Mailbird If you were a big fan of IncrediMail’s customization options like backgrounds, and custom effects, then Mailbird 2.0 is the best alternative on Windows 10 today. Mailbird is an intuitive, smart and effective way to organize emails and communicate with colleagues, clients, customers and professionals. Here is the full run down…

Why is Mailbird the best alternative to Windows Live Mail in 2018?

Posted by Jason Ephraim on January 27, 2018

Why People Are Leaving Windows Live Mail 2012 Microsoft recently announced that Windows Live Mail 2012 would no longer be able to manage Outlook.com email accounts. The reason being that the older client cannot support required synchronization protocols used by Outlook email servers. Many of the estimated 3.5 million users of Windows Live Mail are now forced to look for a new email client to manage their emails. However, many users don’t want to pay for expensive subscriptions or be forced to upgrade their devices in order to access others. Well, we have great news for you. Mailbird works with your current version of Windows, it works with all your email accounts, and it is available for free right now: Why do so many Windows Live Mail 2012 users switch to Mailbird? Layout and User Experience Windows Live Mail users have been flocking to Mailbird for years, and with good reason. It’s clean, sharp design feels right at home on your desktop. Moreover, Mailbird has more customization options that Windows Live Mail including: Color Layout Sidebar Images/Patterns Font/Size And More Mailbird is also easier to use thanks to it’s ability to be customized to suit you. Do you like to preview your messages? Do you prefer not to? Do you usually reply, or reply all? Everything is customizable, and better still – Mailbird’s interface makes it easy to understand everything. It Works With Any Email Account Mailbird works with any email account. In fact, you can even import your email account…

New Custom Background Image Feature

Posted by Jason Ephraim on January 30, 2017

Customization: The Way of the Future The future of consumer products is customization. From smartphones to apps to email clients, the possibility to customize products to function exactly how you want them is a trend that has taken off and is here to stay. Why? It’s no secret that customization options increase a sense of ownership and in turn makes users feel loyal to the product. It also increases the value of your product to the individual user who needs to hit specific objectives. It’s easy to see why customization is ranked just as high as design, functionality and ease-of-use. Mailbird recognizes the need for personalization — and we’ve delivered. You asked for more customization and we’ve enabled users with the possibility to personalize their personal email interface. Use Any Image as Your Mailbird Email Client’s Background Image We are excited to announce Mailbird now lets you upload any image on your computer as a background image. We have released this feature for all versions of Mailbird in our latest update.   To use your own background image in Mailbird: 1. Open the Mailbird email client 2. Click on the menu, and select options 3. Select the appearance tab from the options menu 4. In the Background section, click the first box with the “+” symbol (see image)   5. You will then be presented with an explorer window with which to designate the image file you would like to use as your background image. 6. Find the image on your computer, select…