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The 30 Email Client Commandments

Posted by Jason Ephraim on April 1, 2016

An Email client can be an amazingly powerful tool. But, like most tools, there is a right way and a wrong way to use it when managing your email. That’s why we brought the most important of these email rules together into a handy little guide: The List of Commandments 1. Thou Shalt Read Every Message In A Thread Before Replying 2. Thou Shalt Never Forward Chain Mail 3. Thou Shalt Always Review Emails Before Sending Them 4. Remove Or Shorten Thy Email Signature For Replies 5. Thou Shalt Only Use Reply-All Where Appropriate 6. Never Shall Thou Forget To Add Attachments 7. Never Shall Thou Addist The Wrong Attachments 8. Thou Shalt Not Reply To The Wrong Person 9. Thou Shalt Never Mix Up BCC’d And CC’d Recipients 10. Always Includist A Basic Greeting 11. Thou Shalt Never Email When Angry or Drunk 12. THOU SHALT NOT EMAIL IN ALL CAPS 13. Thou Shalt Not Be Overly-Formal 14. Thou Shalt Not Be Too Casual 15. Thou Shalt Not Send Canned Responses Without Replacing Thine Dynamic Fields 16. Thou Shalt Always Check Thine Spelling 17. Thou Shalt Try To Be Brief 18. Match Thine Recipient’s Tone 19. Thou Shalt Not Break Up With Someone With An Email 20. Thou Shalt Use Emoticons Sparingly 😉 21. Be Friendly And Avoid Opening With “To Whom It May Concern” 22. Thou Shalt Use A Short, Simple Email Signature 23. Thou Shalt Double-Check Emails Before Sending 24. Thou Shalt Not Spend Too Much Time…

The Better Than Ultimate Guide To Gmail

Posted by Jason Ephraim on March 25, 2016

Gmail is an amazing tool. But, chances are good you have only scratched the surface of how amazingly powerful a tool it can be. In this guide, we are going to show you the very best Gmail tricks, hacks, and tips we’ve been able to scour from across dozens of top sources including Hubspot, Mashable, and more. Want to turn your Gmail into a productivity powerhouse? Maybe you need help managing your email leads? Need to make sure your Gmail account is as secure as possible? Are you trying to become more organized? Do you want to make using your inbox faster? We’ve got you covered: Index – The Better than Ultimate Guide to Gmail 1. Create and link tasks with emails 2. Schedule meetings inside Gmail 3. Add Trello boards to your Gmail 4. Verify Authenticate Senders 5. Find out what Emails are being tracked 6. How to delete sent emails with Gmail 7. Find Out Who Gave Out Your Email Address 8. How to use Gmail offline 9. Turn Gmail group emails into chat conversations (mobile only until April 2016) 10. Turn Emails into chats with real people, and ignore other messages (mobile only) 11. Tinder-ize your Gmail inbox (mobile only) 12. How to preview any email without opening it 13. Share Gmail labels with other Gmail users 14. Canned Responses 15. Save Email attachments in Google Drive 16. Snooze Gmail messages and conversations for later 17. Get your contact’s social profiles, job titles, company details, and more 18. How to send emails from different addresses (even…

The Best Email Client Is On Sale Right Now

Posted by Jason Ephraim on March 23, 2016

There are only a few days left to snag the best email client available on Windows for 50% off. If you live in the northern hemisphere, then spring is here. That means scrubbing, mopping, brushing, and generally cleaning after winter to prepare for the year. But, when was the last time you cleaned out your email client? We want to ensure you have the best tool to give your digital life a spring cleaning, as well. That’s why, for another few days, you can get Mailbird Pro lifetime or yearly for 50% off. Get the best tool to clean out that dirty spam folder, organize your email accounts – get the best email client on Windows.

March 2016 Sweepstakes – Win a lifetime of Pro

Posted by Jason Ephraim on March 17, 2016

Give Your Inbox a Spring Cleaning With Our March Contest Enter Now For Your Chance to Win a Lifetime of Mailbird Pro Win a lifetime of Mailbird Pro Spring has sprung and now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning – in your inbox. Mailbird Pro is the perfect tool to help you get organized and stay productive with your email. From now until March 29th, You can enter our Sweepstakes for the chance to win one of five Lifetime licenses of Mailbird Pro. At the end of the contest, we will pick five (5) random winners and contact them.   [Update] Thanks to all the thousands of people who entered our Spring Cleaning Sweepstakes this year! We have randomly selected 5 people to receive a free lifetime license of Mailbird Pro, and we are in the process of contacting the winners now.

Hackathon Week 2 Update

Posted by Jason Ephraim on March 11, 2016

Hackathon 2016 Bali – Week 2 Week 2 of the month-long Mailbird Hackathon is coming to a close and we wanted to share a bit about what the team has been up to. This week the Mailbird team was lucky enough to take part in the annual Bali festival of Nyepi. Nyepi 2016 A photo posted by Jason Ephraim (@aussieaggietex) on Mar 8, 2016 at 2:21am PST Beach Trip The team also took some time to get out of the office and work from the beach. The entire team enjoyed collaborating and working on upcoming features surrounded by the most beautiful scenery found anywhere. A photo posted by Jason Ephraim (@aussieaggietex) on Mar 10, 2016 at 2:41am PST Exploring Bali For many team members, this is the first time they are experiencing Bali. The team took some time to visit all Bali has to offer including the Ubud monkey forest, Sanur, Kuta, and everywhere in between. A photo posted by Jason Ephraim (@aussieaggietex) on Mar 9, 2016 at 3:36pm PST Onwards to Week 3 We are planning on releasing a couple of new features next week that we are really excited about. We are also happy to introduce a new team member who will hopefully be joining us next Hackathon.

Check out our amazing first week at our Bali Hackathon!

Posted by Jason Ephraim on March 7, 2016

We’ve had an amazing time! Friday Roundup of the first week of our Bali hackathon #startup #work #paradise A photo posted by Mailbird (@mailbirdemail) on Mar 4, 2016 at 1:15am PST Already, we’ve accomplished some amazing things in our short time together. We’ve planned out the next month including the goals we’d like to achieve together We’ve explored a few amazing spots on this beautiful island such as the Monkey temple at Ubud and the beaches of Sanur. We have also already begun working on two often-requested features that we will reveal later as we get closer to launch. Have you ever been to a Hackathon? Have any stories you’d like to share? Have you ever been to Bali? Any suggestions on where the Mailbird team should visit next?

Mailbird flocks to Bali for the 2016 Hackathon

Posted by Jason Ephraim on March 3, 2016

About half the Mailbird team works in Bali, Indonesia The rest of the team works remotely from all across the globe – including places like Canada, Spain, and the United States. That’s why, once a year, our entire team takes flight to meet up for a month long hackathon in Bali, Indonesia. This year’s hackathon is extra special because we have quite a few new team members making the trip for the very first time. It’s been a few days already, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on together! What the heck is a “hackathon“? Let’s get some &%€(!/* done! #mailbird #hackathon #siliconbali #remotework #distributedteam #digitalnomads #teamwork #TeamWindows A photo posted by Mailbird (@mailbirdemail) on Mar 1, 2016 at 3:11am PST A “hackathon” is typically used to describe a marathon-like event where developers come together to build something (an app, software, etc) in one sitting. Sometimes lasting days, these events usually involve alot of sweat, hoodies, tears, and very little sleep. The Mailbird Hackathon Our design and development team #startup #hackathon A photo posted by Mailbird (@mailbirdemail) on Mar 2, 2016 at 7:07pm PST For the next month, the entire Mailbird team will be working and living together 24/7 to complete projects ranging from new features, to customer service updates, to planning. Throughout the month, we also have a ton of group activities planned including: Hiking Fitness Activities Challenges And many more Burpees at work #hackathon #fitness A photo posted by Mailbird (@mailbirdemail) on Mar 2,…

Forbes 2016 feature and 30 under 30

Posted by Jason Ephraim on February 27, 2016

Mailbird was featured in Forbes 2016 Indonesia AND it’s 30 under 30 in Asia this month! If you pick up a copy of Forbes 2016 Indonesia February edition, you may notice a (not so small) feature on your favourite Windows email client 🙂 We were psyched when Forbes contacted us about doing a story about us. We see lots of press about Mailbird as an app. But, we have also discovered a great deal of interest in Mailbird as a business and a globally distributed team. You can find a brief overview of Mailbird being featured in Forbes online. But, we recommend you pick up a copy if you want to learn the detailed history behind us, our app, and how we work.   Abe Ranardo featured in Forbes 2016 30 Under 30 Asia As if Mailbird being in Forbes wasn’t enough, our developer Abe Ranardo was also included in Forbes’ illustrious 30 under 30 feature this month. Abe has continued to be a big part of what makes Mailbird successful, and we are crazy-proud of his mention among the other amazing 30 under 30 stars. Of course, we couldn’t have done it without you! It’s only because of our amazing users like you that Mailbird continues to grow and get even more publicity. Thank You! We couldn’t have done it without you.

SXSW Survival Tips [Infographic]

Posted by Jason Ephraim on February 24, 2016

SXSW is almost upon us If you haven’t heard of the annual South By Southwest festival (SXSW), then you may be surprised to learn that from March 11th to March 20th, almost 400,000 attendees will flock to Austin, Texas to take part in it’s Music, Film, and Interactive festivals. If you are planning to take the trip to Austin to attend any, or all, of these festivals – we wanted to offer some sage advice from people who have attended the event and lived to tell about it. We’ve got a ton more amazing tips from other “survivors” including many from speakers and presenters at the conference, so stay tuned. In the meantime – if you have attended any of the festivals at South by Southwest: how did you survive? What tips would you offer first timers at SXSW?

A 2016 Valentine’s Day Gift for Singles Everywhere

Posted by Jason Ephraim on February 12, 2016

Being single on Valentine’s Day can be rough Even as far back as middle school, I can remember the sad feeling I got when I didn’t get a Valentine’s Day card. As wonderful as Valentine’s is for couples, it can be an equally depressing time for people who are still looking for love. For some singles, it’s a day that almost seems to be designed to make it painfully-clear that everyone has found love but you (even if that isn’t true). Amidst a flurry of social updates, flower deliveries, and all the professions of undying love happening all around you – it can be tough to stay positive if you happen to be single on Valentine’s. That’s why we wanted to help single people this Valentine’s Day Actually, we wanted make it easy for everyone to help out single people on this difficult day. So, we put our heads together and came up with an awesome idea. What if people could submit a short, encouraging message for a random single out there. “Stay positive”, “you will find someone”, etc… Introducing: The Mailbird Singles Support Messenger Service How it works: 1. First, click on the button below to begin. 2. Next, you will be prompted to enter your email & Download Mailbird. Go ahead and enter your email and click Download. 3. If you entered an email address, you will be asked if you are single or not. This is so we know if we should send you your very own message (if you are single, yourself) or…