How To Improve Your Email Productivity

Posted by Christin on June 10, 2014

Workplace productivity is a fundamental cause of concern for many corporations. According to a recent study carried out by research firm Basex; workplace interruptions cost US businesses over $650 billion a year. A primary cause of these interruptions, and subsequent lack of workplace productivity, is inadequate organisation of emails. In 2010, a study revealed that corporate users received and sent an average of 110 emails a day, and moreover, a substantial 52% of US workers agree with the statement that; “The quality of my work suffers at times because I can’t sort through the information that I need quickly enough”. In an effort to remedy this dilemma, listed below are several processes that you can implement within your daily routine to significantly improve your email organisation. By following these measures, employees can alleviate their email-related stress, and corporations can profit from improved workplace productivity. Brevity is key If you allocate specific and concise headlines for each of your emails, you will be able to locate them more rapidly when needed. Moreover, these specific subject headings will clearly convey your intentions to email recipients, which in turn will enable them to understand your aims and reply more quickly. As Steve Jobs famously declared; “the fact is people don’t read anymore”. The likelihood is that your email recipients will simply skim read your email, so you need to ensure you have clearly outlined your purpose and objectives within the first two lines of your email. Try using bullet points or numbered formats…

Speed Read to Inbox Zero

Posted by Christin on April 21, 2014

Hope you had a beautiful Easter this year with new beginnings, including a whole new way to manage your time with email. Starting today, you are going to increase your email productivity by at least 3x. Well how exactly would I do that, you might ask? Reading emails takes too damn long. We already spend tons of time reading, processing and sending emails. What if we could speed those basic email functions up by enabling us the ability to speed read? If you’ve been following the latest educational tech trends, speed reading with tools like Spritz and Spreeder are the latest innovation to how we consume information. Do you read emails fast enough to be successful? One size does not fit all. So of course there is a unique difference to how we read depending on what we are reading. For example reading a novel vs. reading an email are very different when looking at how text is visually organized and presented depending on the format. A novel has long paragraphs of on-going text, whereas an email can be both long and short. An email has headers, bullet points or numbering and text formatting. When you read an email you quickly want to get to the point, to the gist of the message context so you can process it efficiently and effectively. So we challenged our current means of information consumption and email productivity by asking, “How can we help people speed up the processing of emails?” Well of course…

Are you fast enough for Mailbird?

Posted by Christin on April 3, 2014

Did you know that more people are reaching full email control with Mailbird? At least 85% of people who switched to Mailbird are actually reaching Inbox Zero more often. We present you with the Mailbird Inbox Zero challenge, “Are you fast enough for Mailbird?” We challenge you to hit Inbox Zero at least once a day. This means clearing out your inbox in the most effective way possible using all the key features in Mailbird. Each day when you reach Inbox Zero in Mailbird, share it with the world via the Facebook and Twitter buttons. For many of you out there, actually tackling your email, staying productive and keeping your inbox clean is an overwhelming task. Many of you are simply too slow with managing email – which is why the Wingman feature planned for release in the 4th quarter of 2014 is going to be your key to success with email. Many of you have strayed far away from using email as an effective communication tool. Email is not your job, so stop wasting time with it. Keep that inbox clean, and get to work! For those of you who have unlocked the secret to proper email etiquette and management with the Inbox Zero philosophy, this “Are you fast enough for Mailbird?” challenge should be easy for you. We’d love to hear how you best tackle email, so help others out and give us your best email tips in the comments below. Bonus points [see details below] for those…

Connect with your friends using Mailbird and Mailbird Pro!

Posted by Christin on March 27, 2014

We love staying connected and building community around Mailbird, and because of this we decided that it would be perfect to share the love of Mailbird. You can now get the most elusive email productivity management tool ever, Mailbird Pro, for 25% off or even Free for a year. How to get your hands on this special reward for you and your friends? Simple. Once you download Mailbird from our website you can go to the Mailbird menu at the top left of the window and select ‘Invite Friends’.   Once you select ‘Invite Friends’, a special window will pop up where you can simply invite friends via email to try Mailbird. If 1-4 of your friends start using Mailbird, you both get 25% off Mailbird Pro. Some of you are super community builders and networkers, and want yourself, all your friends, family and colleagues to experience that in-control feeling of Inbox Zero – simply eliminating all the stress that comes with email. Many of you are passionate about really getting work done. You are a productivity seeker. If you want the best email client for Windows, then get it for Free when 5+ of your friends use Mailbird. They are just an invite away, and they also get a sweet 25% off Mailbird Pro. What are you waiting for? Do it. Invite your friends to the innovative platform for email on Windows, Mailbird proudly brings productivity back into your life with a creative and secure email experience.

Proxy Support is Here

Posted by Christin on March 10, 2014

Were you one of those who were excited to give Mailbird a try, so you decided to install it at your office or at your college campus? Only to end up frustrated to no avail because you just couldn’t get the damn thing installed and working? As it turns out, the reason why many of you may not have been able to install and use Mailbird is due to being on an internet connection with a proxy that limits websites you can visits and software applications you can download. We had several emails from people who really wanted to, but could not install Mailbird in their office or when they were on their college campus connected to their university’s proxy WiFi connection. If you were looking to Mailbird as an alternative email solution to kick your productivity levels up a notch, whether that be productivity in your personal life, education or business, Mailbird is now an available option for you with our recent release of Proxy support. How to use Mailbird on a Proxy server? We made it as easy as possible. Mailbird will automatically use your computer’s proxy settings to connect to the network. Now you can install Mailbird and use it as your new favorite email client. If you’d like to change any Proxy settings or your proxy needs authentication, here are the simple steps: Install Mailbird from the website by either clicking Download or Buy Pro. Once Mailbird is launched click on the Mailbird drop down menu…

An Email Client Localizing and Connecting the World through Language

Posted by Christin on February 21, 2014

We are super pumped to hear Satya Nadella stepping up as Microsoft’s new CEO (and they haven’t had many). We hope to see stronger support for improved productivity tools on the Windows platform. Just as Microsoft is a very international company, as you have maybe heard before, Mailbird team is an international team from Denmark, Indonesia, Colombia and USA. We speak many different languages and are always seeking ways to improve productivity for people everywhere. Originally we were going to only develop Mailbird in English, but after we saw tons of requests and support for it in many different languages we decided to go for it.  The first version of Mailbird with multi-language support has arrived thanks to all our loyal fans and contributors across the globe, you guys are the best. Bringing you the best email client for Windows. Did you know that even before the full multi-language support release, Mailbird already had spell check support for 11 languages, 12 if you count UK English as a separate language. “I have tried a lot of email clients such as Thunderbird and many others. I got stuck with Roundcube webmail and then I read about Mailbird. It has a beautiful interface and works perfectly with IMAP. But the reason why I still use Mailbird is the conversation view which saves a lot of time searching for emails. Why I want to translate Mailbird? It’s an awesome piece of software and I want to support it.” – Lars Pech, German Translator and power user for Mailbird We received lots of people who…

Email that Builds Your Professional Network

Posted by Christin on January 17, 2014

Ever emailing with an important business contact that you want to build your connection with? Maybe you have a contact that you’d like to consult with on a professional level. Perhaps you are recruiting a new team member for your business. You get an email from an interested job applicant who you’d like to connect with and learn from on a professional basis. From a professional and business development stand point, email is the primary basis for how we communicate with clients, users, and potential business partners. The first contact you have with someone is likely via email. When you email with someone who is a professional contact, your first contact with them is typically an email consisting of an introduction and a briefing. That then leads to a next step whether that is closing a business deal, acquiring a new customer or adding a valuable role to your team. So what is the next thing you do after you begin correspondence via email? Naturally, a lot of us annoyingly have to navigate away from our inbox, open up a web browser, search for the Linkedin website, visit the LinkedIn website and we then have to manually search for the name of your new professional contact. Social networks are now such a big part of building valuable business contacts and growing your professional network, so you can also grow your business. The coolest new feature is now live in Mailbird, it’s the LinkedIn look up. You can now right click…

The Evolution of Multi-Account in Mailbird

Posted by Christin on December 23, 2013

It takes a lot of time to design every little detail and program each and every feature and addition to the Mailbird experience. We thought it would be fun to share with you the different prototypes and designs for multi-account in Mailbird that many of you, especially our awesome alpha testers, were a big influence on. In this a very fine process, we put the user perspective in the forefront when deciding on the most intuitive, productive and beautiful design with your email interaction. In the image below you can see our first idea for how multiple accounts would be displayed in Mailbird as a right expand bar when you mouse over the account icon. We quickly realized that this could get messy for heavy email users with more than eight accounts. Ideally, we also did not want to cover any part of the message list pane when switching between accounts. Multi-account Design 1   We love the many positive quotes from supporters after multi-account went live like this one, “Thank you so much for multiple mail accounts.  Great Thanksgiving gift.  🙂 Thank you.  I am very excited to hear about the upcoming cool features.  Considering what you guys have done already… the design and functionality, I have no doubt that you will continue to wow us.  I believe that you have an impressive design team.  Even your email signature here is impressive :)” – Carlisle Below we experimented with a little color in the multi-account design with icons and letters…

The Long Awaited Launch of Mailbird with Multi-Account

Posted by Christin on November 27, 2013

FINALLY…the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Version 1 of Multi-Account support now live in Mailbird and ready for testing in the beta! Why this rocks? It is what separates web mail from desktop email clients. No more multi-tabs in your browser, no more logging in and out of different web email accounts. It comes down to the convenience factor of just managing your email all from one place and finally feeling more in control. It is as simple as that (yet not so simple to build!), and the #1 Mailbird request for thousands of you around the world. This is a huge milestone for the Mailbird vision as we bring you to a new level of productivity to your inbox. We’ve been spending a lot of time developing and testing Multi-Account. We would like to take this opportunity to send a big thank you to our internal alpha testers who have been incredible in providing solid feedback and reports to our team so that we could deliver Multi-Account support to the world in Mailbird. Thanks to these rock star alpha testers, without a doubt, you will not be disappointed. You Could Be A Lucky Mailbird Pro Winner! Many of you who were so eager to try Mailbird could not fully commit until Multi-Account was available. The question is, why do we have so many email accounts? In our world of information overload with spam, news, subscriptions, privacy and the need to separate your work from your personal life, you…

500+ Million More…Mailbird Launches IMAP Support

Posted by Christin on October 22, 2013

Finally, it’s out. Mailbird’s latest leap has just gone live as of Tuesday October 22, 2013 with full IMAP support. Window’s fastest, easiest, and most productive email client just invited some new players to the Mailbird party like,, iCloud, and much more. Many thanks for your patience and we are happy to announce that Mailbird is now open to you among millions of others globally, and no longer limited to Gmail or Google Apps account holders alone.   “Thanks for building such an awesome mail client! It’s increased my average response time by a very substantial amount!” – Tim Webber   So, what does the new IMAP functionality mean for you? If you used an IMAP supported email provider, it means that can now save at least an hour or more every week that you usually spend in your inbox. An extra hour a week to create something awesome, catch up on reading, hang with your friends, plan your next globetrotting adventure…or perhaps just catch some much needed Zzz. It means that the time you spend in your inbox is now less stressful than ever. No one likes waiting for a loading circle, even if it’s a fast one. And sifting through a messy and jumbled page with ads thrown in to find and reply to your emails is no fun at all. Mailbird removes all of these, so your inbox becomes a bit more zen. It means you get to be one of the first people in…

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