Looking for some easy tips to improve how you use Email then this Blog post is for you!
1. The “+” sign for e-mail aliases
Adding a “+” with some characters before the “@” sign in your e-mail will create an e-mail alias. This is super handy when registering for mailing list and products, you can use these + signs to keep track of who is sharing your information.
For example using the email email@example.com can be transformed into firstname.lastname@example.org. The email will still come to our email@example.com inbox, but will have the +hub so we can track where the email is from.
2. Send an Email to a Mobile Phone Number
Most telecom providers give users an email address that is associated with a phone number. This allows you to send an “email” to a mobile phone that wil receive your message as a text. All you need to know is the phone number and the wireless network the person is on.
For example using the phone number 416-555-5555 on a Rogers Wireless network, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and it will email the phone number.
Check out this link for your unique email address associated with your telecom provider.
3. Make a Mistake? Undo The Email you Sent
Gmail has a great feature that allows you to undo sending of an Email. Simply visit Settings / Undo Send and configure this for your account. After sending an email, a notification will appear with an “Undo” link.
4. Auto-Forward / Move emails
Email rules are a great way to reduce the time you spend clearing out your inbox or searching for that important email. Try setting up filters and rules to automatically move emails out of your inbox to a separate folder where they can be accessed at a later time. For Gmail, follow the instructions on this link to setup.
5. Get an Email when you Receive a Text or Vice Versa
Some people hate text messages or emails, if that’s you try out If This Then That. You can setup a rule based on your preference for receiving texts or emails and can eliminate having to worry about texts or email altogether!
6. Use Slack
The best tip we can recommend to reduce emails is to try out Slack for internal communications! That’s what we did at Gata Labs and we reduced internal emails by 95%. Slack is a great messaging tool and best of all it’s free to use! Check it out here.
Know of any other email tricks that our Subscribers would love to hear about? Feel free to comment & share below!