7 Reasons to Have More Than One Email Address 2018

Posted by Andrea Loubier on March 4, 2018

Why have multiple email addresses 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 email 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…

8 Ways To Improve Your Concentration at Work

Posted by Jason Ephraim on June 25, 2016

How To Get Organized With Your Web Browsing

Posted by Guest on April 19, 2016

Real talk: I have thirteen tabs open right now on my Chrome browser. That probably disqualifies me in most people’s minds as anyone who could offer assistance with organizing web habits for more efficient browsing. But, believe it or not, 13 tabs is quite a significant improvement from where I was at before. For years, I have been one of those habitual tabbers. I would open and pin a tab for everything. Paused videos, newspaper articles, blog posts, funny pictures of cats and/or overused memes…if it was on the web, it was pinned in my browser. I wouldn’t even close them; the same pins could sit there untouched for months. Then one day I would get fed up and start going through them, rediscovering those hidden gems I had forgotten existed. Or, if I was really frustrated, just right-click and closing without ever knowing what I had deemed important enough. I usually reached that point when it was taking minutes at a time to load up my web browser. A Modern Epidemic Of Bad Habits If I said that I would regularly have two or three dozen tabs open at any given time, most of the people reading this would probably be shocked. But there is a sliver of readers who are scoffing at my amateur status. The point is, the majority of us are guilty of being inefficient and disorganized with our browsing. That could mean a number of things, so I will address three specific issues: Tab Abuse Bookmark…

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…

“Swipe Away” Your Email Troubles

Posted by Andrea Loubier on January 14, 2015

One of the really cool things we worked on during the last mega Mailbird hackathon included the super cool Mailbird Swipe Feature. Realizing that a lot of you may not have even been aware of this feature we thought it deserved special notice. In one of our more recent blog posts called “What’s Happening At Mailbird?” We discuss the discovery that the Mailbird Swipe feature freed up about half the time they normally would spend managing email. Why is that? Let’s look at the benefits of the Mailbird Email Swipe feature, why you should use it and why it is ultimately awesome: Makes moving emails around by archiving or moving back to the inbox a breeze. It’s fun to use with touch screen machines. It increases your email management productivity. It fast, easy and enjoyable to use while also reducing time you spend archiving. Improves your experience with email through innovative technologies like the touch screen devices that are growing widely popular amongst Windows machines. So this is actually something that is not yet released. It is a really cool feature to come with the launch of Mailbird 2.0, however you can still use it in the current version of Mailbird by simply clicking and holding on an email message and dragging it from left to right. It’s pretty cool, but wait til you see it in Mailbird 2.0 to be used with touch screen machines. Awesome.   Here’s a sneak peek of the Mailbird 2.0 and the Touch Screen…

Business Boost: The Mailbird Contacts Manager

Posted by Christin on November 19, 2014

A core function and standard request for many email clients is a really awesome way to organize information about people you choose to stay connected with. As we work down the line of software development priorities and requests, this is the hot item we have released. Moving Away From the Basics Initially we created a very basic contacts app in Mailbird where you did not have to manually edit, add or remove contacts. If you emailed with someone, that contact automatically was added to your contact list. We also implemented auto-fill so when you started to type the name of any given email contact, their email would pop up so you could easily add it. We were surprised to learn that many of you had several different use cases for a contacts manager. When we received your questions and requests for a contacts manager, we took the time to understand how you typically would use your ideal contacts manager with Mailbird. Here are some brilliant ideas that you shared with us: The ability to create contact groups, a favorite one for businesses. To organize contacts like business cards To import or sync contacts from any email provider. You can do this by importing vCard. To include Facebook and LinkedIn updates for each contact To add/delete/edit contact information like title or company information To connect to all social networks. Updating a friend’s email when they change it instead of just adding a new contact entry. Remove spam/junk emails from contacts that…

How Do Successful Tech Influencers Manage Email Overload

Posted by Pallav on October 16, 2014

According to a poll conducted by McKinsey Global Institute an average office worker spends over a quarter of his day dealing with emails. Assuming an average of 8 hour work day a person spends 2 hours every day or about 30 days an year managing his emails. So what? Out of 100 creative things you could learn in less than 30 days you chose to spend it in your inbox which is not your job (unless you’re a VA). Email is the most commonly used online communication medium so it’s impossible to avoid but remembering it is a means to the end helps focus on the important work rather than living life in the inbox. Good part is that report also indicates there is an increased productivity scope of 25-30% when it comes to email. Conquering inbox is never easy. Pending emails turn into a pile which we keep sorting for days and when we lose patience, email bankruptcy is declared. Becoming an email ninja requires persistence, patience, discipline but with increasing number of emails it is just getting tougher. For experts and influencers who are bombarded with 200-500 emails on a daily basis reaching Inbox Zero is a pain. Since there is no best way to organize inbox, overtime various factors have helped experts in coming up with smart processes that allow them to clear most of their inbox in shorter span of time. We reached out to top tech influencers who are constantly under email overload and asked…

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…

Yes, we can all just get along.

Posted by Christin on February 26, 2013

On the last Mailbird blog post, on the topic of Facebook’s $100 email test, there continues to be this underlying fear for email companies that social networking sites will replace email. However we are firm in believing that there is no replacing, but rather a glorious integration that is happening between social networking, email, and mobile communication. “The fact mobile sales are beating desktops doesn’t mean they are taking over. It means they are being added. Everyone already has a desktop! The desktop isn’t going anywhere, it’s just getting a new best friend.”— Ryan Majeau (Tech Trend Enthusiast/Writer) With these super cool integrations, paying for email isn’t such a crazy thing when you think about it. In fact it’s more a matter of reshaping email culture as our inbox’s are increasing with advertisements, special deals, newsletters, surveys, and that annoying sender who’s name just keeps popping up in your inbox twenty times a day. If we paid for email we would maybe spend less time in our inbox, and more time creating quality communication and getting things done. We used to pay to send letters, and still pay today to send hard copy documents and packages. Until the day packages can somehow atomize into microscopic particles and be emailed through space and time within seconds, man powered mail services, a.k.a. snail mail, will continue to exist. This is just as desktop email is not going anywhere just because social networking and mobile devices are the current online communication hype. With desktop email you are paying for speed, convenience, great support, and…