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10 Quick Tips on Leading a Remote Team

Opublikowane przez Christin Sierpień 25, 2019

Merely interacting with your group of remote employees isn’t enough! It’s very important to make sure you build a working relationship with them. These 10 awesome tips lay the groundwork for properly leading a remote team. 1. Use the right tools Video meetings, IMing, and emailing are all effective ways to keep in contact. Decide which ones work best, and how often you’d like to see these communications. Maintaining a group calendar is extremely helpful, so nobody is left out of group-wide announcements. Do some research to find the best tools, based on your team’s needs. Here is a list of tools that we would and already have recommended in our blog post series „The Challenges of Remote Working”: Task Management Asana Wunderlist Moo.do Todoist Notes and Documents Evernote Google Drive Time Management Time Doctor Rescue Time Email Management Mailbird (Windows) Unibox (Mac) Unroll.Me FollowUpCC Video Meetings Skype Hangouts Veeting Rooms Whereby (former AppearIn) Time Zone Scheduling Easy Clock ScheduleOnce Google Calendar Doodle Calendly Calendars Google Calendar Kin Calendar Human Resource Management People HR Podio Messaging/Chat Slack Skype HipChat WhatsApp File Storage Degoo Dropbox For any other tools you might need Product Hunt 2. Get the team on board with those tools Find the right tools for your team, and stick with them. Once you’ve found the most effective programs, make sure you hold a training session–don’t just assume people will pick them up right away. Keeping an open line of communication during the implementation of these tools is key…

7 Reasons to Have More Than One Email Account in 2019

Opublikowane przez Christin Sierpień 18, 2019

Why have multiple email accounts you might ask? When setting up an email account, your first instinct might be to create one email address for all of your email needs. This way you’ll only need to sign into one location to access your emails, and your logins across the web will all use the same address. For simplicity’s sake, this might seem like a good idea. In reality, the opposite is true. Considering the number of emails people receive on a daily basis, keeping all your emails in one account will actually make email management more complicated, not less. You’ll have a harder time getting to the most important emails as your inbox becomes overloaded with spam and promotional emails. If you’re emailing for personal and professional out of the same account, you run the risk of sending a personal email to a professional contact. Yikes!   Instead, you should have multiple email addresses for different purposes. And if signing into multiple accounts seems troublesome, there’s a simple solution. Using something like the Unified Inbox feature with Mailbird allows you to keep multiple accounts organized in one location. Problem solved! If you’re still not convinced that having multiple email addresses is a good practice, here are 7 reasons you should have more than one email address. 1. To separate business from personal. First and foremost, it’s never a good idea to mix your business and personal inboxes, especially if your personal email address is something goofy from the early days…

What Resources Are Available Now That Qmail.org Is Gone?

Opublikowane przez Viola Eva Sierpień 5, 2019

For many people, sending an email involves a few simple steps. In most cases, all you need is to have your email address, the email address of the person to whom you’re sending the message, a subject and the message itself. As long as you know how to click the send button, your email is as good as sent. However, in the background, the action is a little more complicated. This is where a Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) plays an integral part in ensuring that a message successfully moves from a sender to the receiver. Qmail is one of the popular MTAs that have dominated the internet over the last two or so decades. One of the most popular reference sites for Qmail users was Qmail.org. However, try to access the site today, and you’ll discover that it is gone. We took some time to research what happened to Qmail.org. Then, we identify resources that people who relied on Qmail.org can resort to now that it is no longer available.   What Is Qmail? Dale Sill, the writer of the Qmail Handbook entitled Introducing Qmail, describes Qmail as “an Internet MTA for Unix and Unix-like operating systems.” Sill goes on to explain that the function of an MTA is twofold. The first is to accept new messages coming from a user’s computer and deliver them to the network of the recipient. The second is to accept emails coming from other systems, which are usually directed at local users. Many people…

How Freelancers’ Use of Technology Disrupts The Workplace

Opublikowane przez Christin Lipiec 20, 2019

Millennials are embracing freelancing and remote work more than any other generation. Whether it’s because of the lack of steady jobs available or the perks of setting your own working hours, it’s attracting Millennials in droves. Now that we make up the majority of the workforce, the way we want to work is changing the workplace for everyone else. From technology to employee benefits and even company structures, Millennials have unabashedly ushered in the future of work. Millennials Are More Likely to Have Flexible Location Benefits and Freelance Roles According to the 2017 Deloitte Millennial Survey, 64% of Millennials around the world have flexible location benefits – up by 21% from 2016.  And in a 2017 survey conducted by Upwork, almost half of working Millennials freelance (47%), more than any other generation. But without technology, Millennials would still be chained to a desk in a brick and mortar office like everyone else. But without technology, Millennials would still be chained to a desk in a brick and mortar office like everyone else. There is hardly a millennial today who does not have their own personal website or blog on platforms like WordPress. Thanks to apps like Slack, communication with remote team workers is seamless. With millennials and freelancers relying more on email than ever before, inbox management systems like Mailbird are crucial to staying productive. Google Docs allows for seamless collaboration, and you can find clients and build a business with just a social media account. Mailbird is the best email…

Email Validation: Why It Matters and How to Pick the Right Service

Opublikowane przez Christin Lipiec 12, 2019

Are you on the market for an email validation service? Great! Taking care of your email list is the best thing you can do to help your email marketing thrive. But, with so many fish in the pond, making the right choice can be challenging. What’s an email validation system supposed to do? You have to know what you need before you even consider taking out your credit card.  Read on to learn what makes a great email validator and how to spot one when you see it. Why email validation matters According to HubSpot, email marketing generates a return on investment (ROI) of $38 for every $1 spent. Not all businesses get to tap into that potential, and their (lack of) data quality has a lot to do with it.  Email validation helps you prevent this loss and, also, get more out of your email marketing. By removing bad signups and obsolete email addresses, an email validator improves your sender reputation and gives your delivery rates a boost. As a result, you’ll be able to: reach all of the people on your list: isn’t that where email marketing begins? get more accurate metrics: once you remove invalid and dormant addresses, you’ll have a clear idea of how your emails perform. create better content for your audience and adjust it based on your open and click-through rates. increase your conversions without having to resort to any tricks. Chanteuse Marie, experienced launch copywriter and funnel strategist, explains for Mailbird: “It’s crucial…

How To Supercharge Microsoft Exchange [2019 Guide]

Opublikowane przez Alexis Dollé Maj 28, 2019

Are you a Microsoft Exchange user? Or thinking of using it? Smart choice! Microsoft Exchange is a core component of Office 365 that’s constantly improving. With features like OWA and Exchange Activesync for your Android and iOS mobile device, Exchange 2019 is a great email service. But what if there was a way to make it even more powerful? By connecting your Exchange account with Mailbird, you can supercharge your email productivity! You get valuable features like: Unsend Emails. Integration with multiple tools like Skype, Dropbox, Google Docs, Slack, Whatsapp and more. Snooze Emails and declutter your inbox. View emails from Gmail, Yahoo and any other email account of your choice in the same unified inbox as your MS Exchange emails. And much more! Contents In this article, we’ll show you why you should add your Exchange account to Mailbird. We’ll also show you how convenient the Exchange setup is in Mailbird! Here’s what we’ll cover. Click on the links below to jump to each section. What Is Mailbird? Why You Should Connect Microsoft Exchange With Mailbird Desktop Access Unified Space For All Your Accounts Loads of Features Multiple Integrations Tons of Customizability How To Set Up Microsoft Exchange In Mailbird Let’s get started. What Is Mailbird? Mailbird is a desktop email client. It allows you to access emails from multiple email accounts on your desktop. As Mailbird can support all POP3 and IMAP accounts, you won’t have any trouble adding a Gmail, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange email account…

The Top 6 ways to Increase Productivity in your Business

Opublikowane przez Christin Kwiecień 10, 2019

When you talk to people all over the world about how they stay productive, the number 1 culprit of productivity issues is with their email. That is why Mailbird is building the most productive email client ever! I have had the pleasure of meeting many inspiring entrepreneurs who are so kind to willingly share their productivity hacks. A good friend of ours Tobias Schelle, Founder of 24slides shares a post about his toolbox for optimal productivity, read the post on Medium. Elaine Heney, CEO of Chocolate Lab Apps is another power house on productivity. She is also the best kind of work-a-holic you’ll ever meet. Below, Elaine shares with us her take on email and productivity. I’ve spent the last month in Bali, co-working with an inspiring group of 25 successful entrepreneurs at Project Getaway. Our businesses are diverse – from cloud hosting solutions, to industrial manufacturing and mobile apps. Regardless of the business type, working in Bali focused our collective minds on one major challenge – how to become more productive while having more free time to enjoy this beautiful island. Here are the top 6 ways I’ve increased my productivity as CEO of my mobile games company. Rescue time Install StayFocusd on your web browser and block the top three non-work related websites you spend the most time. My biggest time waster was facebook. While I was on some work related groups there, it was just eating into my time. Installing the StayFocusd plugin on my PC means that Facebook automatically closes after I…

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

Opublikowane przez Viola Eva Kwiecień 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

Opublikowane przez Viola Eva Marzec 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.  

Jaka jest najlepsze aplikacja dla Gmail’a na Windows 2019?

Opublikowane przez Christin Luty 11, 2019

Lista „Najlepsza aplikacja Gmail na Windows” stale się powiększa. Nie ma się co dziwić. Dzisiaj ludzie mają do czynienia z większą ilością e-maili, niż kiedykolwiek wcześniej. Według rocznych danych w 2017, średnio otrzymujemy 90 e-maili. Codziennie! Chociaż Gmail jest jednym z najpopularniejszych internetowych klientów poczty e-mail, wiele osób decyduje się na zarządzanie pocztą e-mail używając aplikacji desktopowej. Zalety korzystania z pocztowego klienta desktopowego są oczywiste szczególnie dla osób zarządzającymi wieloma kontami. Wymieniliśmy główne zalety korzystania z aplikacji desktopowej do zarządzania e-mail w naszym poście „Czy warto korzystać z Desktop Email Client?„ Rynek Windows wciąż jest uważany za nierozwiniety pod względem klientów poczty e-mail, zwłaszcza w porównaniu do tego, co oferuje się użytkownikom urządzeń z systemem MacOS. Mimo to istnieje już duży wybór aplikacji ułatwiających zarządzanie kontami Gmaila (i innymi) na pulpicie systemu Windows. Poniżej znajduje się lista aplikacji, o których warto wspomnieć. 1. Mailbird  Oczywiście nie mogliśmy opublikować listy, nie wspominając w niej o naszej aplikacji. Mailbird to więcej niż aplikacja Gmaila na Windows. Zaprojektowaliśmy Mailbird w ten sposób, abyś mógł ujednolicić całej komunikacji online. Pracujemy nie tylko nad udostępnieniem wszystkich głównych funkcji klienta poczty e-mail, aby zarządzanie wieloma kontami było proste, wdrożyliśmy również wiele innych funkcji, które pozwalają Ci szybko przejść przez skrzynkę odbiorczą. Funkcje zwiększające wydajność oraz narzędzia poczty e-mail, takie jak: odpowiedź ekspresowa, skrót Szybkie tworzenie wiadomości, Ujednolicona skrzynka odbiorcza, Wyszukiwanie w LinkedIn, pierwszy zintegrowany funkcja szybkiego czytania, pasek szybkiego uruchamiania, funkcja odkładania na później, cofanie wysyłania, i wiele innych.. Mailbird bardzo łatwo integruje się z różnymi…

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