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What SPF Resources Are Available Now That OpenSPF.org Is Gone?

Posted by Viola Eva on April 1, 2019

    Out of all emails sent out in December 2018, 57 percent of them were spam. This shows just how big of a challenge spam is and why finding a solution is essential.  From 2003, the OpenSPF.org website had become the popular starting point for developers and mail server administrators that were implementing SPF rules.  SPF stands for Sender Policy Framework, and it’s a widely used tool to fight spam. The site also served as a resource for those interested in getting involved in the community of SPF developers and maintainers.   OpenSPF.org disappeared from the internet in February 2019. We took some time to try and understand what happened to the website. We also attempt to identify some resources which are still available to fill the void left by the demise of the website. Origins of OpenSPF.org   OpenSPF.org provided information about SPF and its benefits for users. It also provided users with news, tools for configuring SPF, forums and FAQs.   SPF is a method of informing servers whether a specific mail server is authorized to send an email for a particular domain. Hence, it can detect whether an email address is authentic or fake, before allowing it to pass into an inbox.   An SPF record increases the likelihood that emails sent by valid addresses are delivered. Without it, your email could be categorized as spam. It also protects against malicious emails sent through your domain by spammers.   Meng Weng Wong is widely credited as…

5 Apps That Easily Integrate With Mailbird

Posted by Viola Eva on March 2, 2019

If you’re interested in some of the numerous features that could be yet another reason to choose Mailbird as your business email client for Windows, the simple integration of some of the most popular business apps should make the top of your list. This infographic will explain five beneficial apps that easily integrate with Mailbird.  

What Happened to MailboxApp.com?

Posted by Viola Eva on January 30, 2019

Mailbox was an email app for iPhone, introduced in 2013 by a startup going by the name Orchestra. Prior to its inception, more than one million prospective users had signed up to try it. Judging by the hype, the service stood high chances of becoming tremendously popular, yet the tide turned one short month after Mailbox had been launched. Namely, the app was bought by Dropbox, for a reported $100 million in cash and stock. Back then, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston didn’t hide his excitement.  “Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the Mailbox team actually delivered”, Houston was quoted as saying. For a while, the Dropbox-acquired app appeared to be a success. Mailbox for Android and a public beta version for macOS were released in 2014, but then Mailbox’s development was slowed down and, eventually, abandoned altogether, with Mailbox desktop app for Mac never making it out of the beta phase. New features failed to deliver much-needed breakthroughs and were soon given up on. In July 2015, Mailbox was discontinued. The outcome might have seemed surprising to the users, but was not wholly unexpected for the investors, some of which had tried and failed to warn Dropbox decision makers beforehand. Back then, as well as now, it was common knowledge that most users are content with default mail apps. Although businesses admittedly tend to buy software for the employees, people rarely buy it for private purposes. Not to mention, Mailbox was limited to Gmail and…

Why Mailbird Is The Best Email Client For Windows 10 (Top 11 Reasons)

Posted by Christin on January 24, 2019

Looking for the best email client? There are dozens of open source, free or premium email clients for Windows available in the market – Microsoft Outlook, eM client, Claws mail, Opera Mail, Nylas mail, Inky and so on.  So why do millions of people use Mailbird instead – for personal as well as professional purposes? That’s because Mailbird is way more than just another free email client. It has several unique features that you won’t find on any other desktop email client or web-based email client. In addition to email, Mailbird acts as a command center for your business by integrating with several other communication and task-management tools. Mailbird also has the advantage of being highly customizable. You can play around with several features, inbox settings, and other integrations until it’s just perfect for your unique needs.   What Makes Mailbird the Best Email Client for Windows 10 users? Unlike default Windows clients such as Microsoft Outlook and the Mail app, Mailbird is designed to be easy to set up, use and customize.  You can be up and running with your existing email accounts in just minutes. Mailbird even detects server settings automatically so that you don’t have to tinker with any IMAP settings even when you connect multiple email providers or multiple email accounts.  Better yet, you will enjoy going through your email inbox even more with Mailbird because it allows you to change everything about it to match your needs and style.  With dozens of features and integrations, Mailbird is the best email client for…

Best College Apps To Help Students With Studies in 2019

Posted by Guest on January 22, 2019

  Most of the students cannot imagine their lives without their smartphones and 2019 will be no different. They use them for communication and entertainment mostly – however, that’s not the only ways smartphones can be used.  These days there are plenty of college apps designed to make our lives easier – and any student can indeed improve their lives a lot by installing some of these apps. Of course, it could be hard to pick the right ones as there are so many. That’s why in this article I want to offer you a list of apps that can make students’ lives more productive. 1. Spotify. If you enjoy listening to music, you should definitely install this app. Many students know Spotify as the place where popular music and latest hits can be found – but it’s not the only reasons why it’s great. Spotify has so many playlists you can listen to while studying. They are created by other students and help you focus on your assignments well enough. Of course, you might need some time to find the right playlists for you – but it’s still much easier than trying to create one by yourself. 2. Google Drive. Google Drive is one of the best cloud services that allow you to save the data you definitely wouldn’t want to lose. Sure, there are plenty of other good apps as well (Dropbox, for example) – but Google Drive offers probably the biggest amount of disk space available: 15GB for…

Social Media Content Guide: How To Write Effective Content in 2019

Posted by Guest on January 22, 2019

There’s no point in writing social media content that no one will read. Writing effective social media content is quite easy once we grasp a couple of tips. Approximately 40% of the world’s population has internet access, attracting even a small percentage of that with your content will be invaluable to you. Here’s a list of steps that will guide you write compelling content: 1. Have a Niche What topics will your content be based on? Before you can shift your focus to writing social media articles, its best to identify which fields you’re knowledgeable in and can comfortably write content on. Importantly, identify a niche and stick to it. Whenever we publish articles on topics that we are not conversant in, chances are that we will have too much irrelevant content, not forgetting misguiding information that may cost us our audience. You don’t have to be a ‘jack of all trades,’ chose your niche and let that be your identity. 2. Know Your Audience Do you know your audience? Can you define the persona of your prospective reader? These are among the many important questions regarding your audience that will dictate the nature of your content. Content for an older audience will, of course, be entirely different from that for young adults or kids. This distinction will be crucial in writing effective social media content. Knowing your audience will guide you to write content that’s tailored specifically to them. Otherwise, writing content without a target audience in mind will…

Why is Mailbird the best Alternative to Windows 10 Mail App in 2019

Posted by Pallav on January 21, 2019

Not completely satisfied with your Windows 10 Mail app experience? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. While the Windows 10 Mail app is a big improvement on Windows Live Mail, it does suffer from a few issues that hold it back from being truly great at mail for Windows. Luckily, Mailbird could be the perfect email app for Windows for you! So should you try out Mailbird? In this article, we’ll compare Mailbird and Windows Mail to help you decide. We’ll be comparing the two tools on these seven aspects – Unified Inbox User Interface Integrations with Apps Productivity Features Keyboard Shortcuts Customization Options Setup Let’s get started – 1. Unified Inbox with Color Codes There are two main benefits of using desktop mail for Windows – You can sync all your accounts into one place You won’t have to log on to a web browser to access your emails As a result, you won’t have to switch through multiple accounts on a web browser to see your mail – it’s all syncing up for you in one space on your desktop app! Luckily, both Windows Mail and Mailbird support a POP and IMAP incoming mail server and outgoing server so you won’t have any difficulty when you sync your accounts. Windows 10 Mail Limitation While the Windows 10 Mail app didn’t initially come with this feature, it now allows you to sync all your accounts into one common inbox. While this is one their best new features, it…

Effective Ways to Target Customers Using Email Marketing in 2019

Posted by Guest on January 21, 2019

Email marketing is when companies target large markets by sending commercial messages through the electronic mail. When an effective strategy is put in place, successful email marketing leads to brand awareness, customer loyalty, and highly personalized content. In its broadest sense, it is mainly used for the purpose of enhancing the customer-business relationship. In the following article we will describe some effective ways to target customers using email marketing. An effective email marketing campaign and strategy can beguile potential prospects, leads, and consumers, concurrently increasing the return on investment of the business. Attractive headline The only way content can stimulate sales is when it is visible. It can only be seen when it is opened and it can only be opened when it is attractive. A good headline can bring forth positive rewards. According to Taylor Glass, CMO of SolidEssay, consumer behavior is dependent on the attention a tag line sends across. A certain amount of attention is necessary for information to be perceived for it to activate people’s senses. Based on research, 47% of people select the emails they open or not, depending on the subject line. Crafting attractive headlines should be grounded on the ability of the content to meet the consumers’ needs. The subject line should communicate the functionality of the message and drive curiosity and urgency to potential clients. The headline should be short, language-friendly, concise and personalized. Implementing consumerism tactics in emails in the consumer-driven world is one of the ways to boost any business.…

Why is Mailbird the best Alternative to Thunderbird in 2019?

Posted by Christin on January 20, 2019

Change is good, even for your Email. Now that Mozilla has abandoned Thunderbird, it’s time to move on to the best alternative for you to stay on top of your emails. Let’s look at why Mailbird is the best Alternative to Thunderbird for Thousands of users already. Mailbird vs Thunderbird Having a clean interface in front of you coupled with an interaction that makes managing your online communication easier is a sweet deal. Mailbird is super easy to use and promises you will be able to master it within 5 minutes. A great email experience is what you should strive for and Mailbird gives you exactly that. “I’ve purchased Mailbird for my old mother as well, as it’s easy to use. She’s not in anyway computer savvy, but last weekend I actually got an email from her – the first ever, imagine my (very pleasant) surprise! 🙂 For me Mailbird is a keeper – easy to use and most importantly easy to configure!! My 80 year old mom is a testament to that.” Lars – May 12, 2015 We will be looking at the following areas to see if Mailbird is the best alternative to Thunderbird for you too: Layout and UI Most Popular Features Cost 1. Layout  and User Experience Thunderbird is not being updated anymore and it is known for its cluttered and bloated layout and UI, making it rather complicated for new and even existing user to handle the software. Sure, if you use a software on a daily basis…

10 Thank You Email Samples to Wow Your Interviewers in 2019

Posted by Christin on January 20, 2019

For the first few minutes after an interview, you feel relieved and proud all at once. The hard part is over–the actual interview–but now comes the dreaded wait. Did you nail it, and get the job? Or did they hire someone else? Don’t let this anxiety over the response stop you from positioning yourself as a better candidate. An interview follow up message is key to that venture, so make sure a thank you email after the interview is on your to-do list! Here is a comprehensive list of interview thank you emails. Feel free to use them word-for-word, or just the general feel of the wording. Either way, they will provide a great idea of how to write a great follow up email! 10 Sample Thank You Emails After Interview General Follow Up Email After Interview Dear Mrs. Carlisle, It was a pleasure meeting you today. Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me! I truly believe my background as an app developer, and the prosperity of the app I personally developed, ThymeCrunch, really set me up for success at The Develapp company. Looking forward to hearing from you. I hope you have a wonderful day! Cheers, Alan Cho Share a Mutual Interest Dear Ms. Lee, It was wonderful meeting you today, and I really appreciate you setting aside time to interview me. I’m very excited to be considered for the junior actuarial position, in addition to all of the potential opportunities the company presents! It was lovely…

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