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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…

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…

China’s Singles Day 2015 – What it is & how to celebrate it

Posted by Jason Ephraim on November 10, 2015

What is China’s “Singles Day”? Are you single? You might be surprised to learn that China actually celebrates the 11th of November as “Singles’ Day”. Because the Chinese have always held a deep spiritual belief in the powers of symbolism, the 11th day of the 11th month was an obvious candidate for celebrating singles. In China, the day is typically full of young singles organizing parties while thousands of businesses host wild events aimed at single men and women. “Blind Date” parties are also common for those singles wishing to use the holiday as an opportunity to find a partner. As is typical of most Chinese celebrations, food is an important part of the holiday. Singles often eat four deep-friend dough sticks (representing the four “1”s) and a stuffed bun (representing the period) for breakfast. The holiday actually began as a men-only celebration at several colleges in Nanjing throughout the 1990’s. However, it has quickly spread to include both sexes, and extend as far as Hong Kong and Singapore. In fact, thanks to huge promotions by online shopping vendors, like Alibaba, the holiday has actually become the largest online shopping day in the world!   How can you celebrate Singles’ Day? Unfortunately, Singles’ Day has yet to gain a strong foothold outside China. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t do your part to bring it to our shores. Are you single? Take this opportunity to celebrate yourself! Treat yourself to a nice meal. Take a spa day. Buy yourself a little present.…