The Dropbox Blog – Yahoo! Mail + Dropbox

April 2, 2013

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!

Hector Ariceaga‘s insight:

Struggling Yahoo has just landed itself a nice little deal with it’s integration of Yahoo Mail to Dropbox. This may not a a threat to the likes of Google whigh offers the larger Drive, but it is still significant.

See on blog.dropbox.com via – pdxtech-info

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Microsoft Outlook.com e-mail – Got yours?

August 1, 2012

Check out CNET.com’s review of the new Outlook.com and then go get your very own, brand new, outlook.com e-mail address.

It has a very clean Metro-looking interface with some nice features. I predict it will be very popular.

See on reviews.cnet.com via pdxtech-info


Outlook 2007 Best Practices: Write great e-mail

June 22, 2010

email logoMelissa MacBeth, a Lead program Manager in the Office product group at Microsoft wrote a great article with useful Do’s and Dont’s about e-mail.

Below is an excerpt from her article. To read Melissa’s complete list of very good tips click here.

The dos

The following rules will help you look professional and get your message across.

  1. Read your message before you send it.
  2. Make your subject descriptive and action-oriented. For example: “UCEF: Please send your Board Retreat Dates,” where UCEF is the name of the group, and “Please send…” is the action. Other useful prefixes include “FYI:” and “Action Required.”
  3. If action is required, state what you want on the Subject line.
  4. Change the subject of the message if the topic of the conversation changes.
  5. Keep all messages short and to the point.
  6. Organize the content of your message from most important to least.
  7. Consider bolding important information.
  8. Put action items or questions on separate lines so that they stand out and get noticed.
  9. Bold people’s names when asking questions. For example: “Ryan: What is the status of the project?”
  10. Limit the number of people to whom you send a message to those who need to read it.
  • Put people who need to be informed on the Cc line.
  • Put people who need to respond or take action on the To line.

There are many more tips in the original article. To read Melissa’s complete list of very good tips click here.


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