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Merlin Mann | Dec 1 2005
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Damn, this could be pretty big stuff, eh?
I'm guessing at least a few of you out there are rabid Blackberry users -- I've never even used one myself, but I have friends who live on theirs. So, I'm curious: How do you feel about the possibility of losing Blackberry service? If it went away today, what would you use instead? Do you have a fallback plan?
Merlin Mann | Nov 7 2005
Merlin Mann | Nov 2 2005
How much time are you spending on email at work? Is it bringing the company and you lots of value?read more »
Merlin Mann | Oct 27 2005
New Scientist article suggests contemporary patterns for answering email may not differ much from the way people had previously dealt with paper correspondence—we tend to respond in "bursty" patterns that give high priority and fast turnaround to important stuff while allowing the less pressing stuff to languish for weeks. The basis for comparison? The letters of Einstein and Darwin:
I wonder if they also had to sift through 90% unsolicited ads for mens' patent medicines and daugerrotypes of Ladies Having Gone Wild.
[ Thanks, Mr. Kottke ]read more »
Merlin Mann | Oct 13 2005
Mark at Boing Boing shares a great, no-brainer tip for making sure all your mail gets backed up to Gmail automagically.
And, of course, I heartily second Mark's love for the indispensable SuperDuper.
Merlin Mann | Oct 12 2005
This is terrific news. One of my must-have Mac tools has been MailTemplate which gives you a huge amount of flexibility in creating template/boilerplate responses to frequent email messages. Frankly, I use about 30 or so templates that cover 80% of my repeat mail issues, and I simply couldn't get through the day without it.
Unfortunately MailTemplate languished a bit while its talented developer wrangled some legal stuff. Well, now it's been acquired, it's back, and you should shoot straight over and download yourself a copy. Available for both Mail.app and Entourage. $14.95. Licenses start selling on 10/14.
Merlin Mann | Oct 10 2005
A thought-provoking analysis on the time and attention that a growing pile of email commands. Based on looking at several years worth of archived messages. The hockey-stick spam trends ends up seeming less significant than the raw volume of extra non-email work that email generates.
Marc Eisenstadt says:read more »
Merlin Mann | Sep 19 2005
As we've seen before, getting your inbound email under control will give you a huge productivity boost, but what about all the emails you send? If you want to be a good email citizen and ensure the kind of results you're looking for, you'll need to craft messages that are concise and easy to deal with.read more »
Merlin Mann | Sep 15 2005
Tracking delegated emails + invoking Lazy Web for an Entourage Applescriptread more »
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