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5 tips for Better Email

Posted by medliorator on January 30, 2008

  • Use subject-line protocols to speed communication:
    • a.) No reply needed – NRN
    • b.) Thank you – TY
    • c.) Need response by date and time – NRB 10/30 3:00 pm
    • d.) Use subject line for whole message: Meet 10:00 10/30 Okay? END
  • Keep e-mails short. Most should be no more than 1-10 sentences. Communicate your main point in the first sentence or two. Don’t make readers work because you don’t have time to focus.
  • Don’t deliver bad news in an e-mail message.
  • After two rounds of problem-solving on e-mail, pick up the phone.
  • If you can deal with it in 2 minutes, do it.

5 Transformative email tips [GTDA]

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Incredible Gmail Tip

Posted by medliorator on December 20, 2007

If you use Gmail, here is a useful trick you probably didn’t know …

Let’s say that your email address is ‘’, basically everything sent to any of the following email addresses will be forwarded to your primary email.


you can place as many dots as you want.


you can embed random text to your email ID using ‘+’ sign. That is to say ‘’ can be used as your email address, as well.


When signing up for some website, say, you can add thatwebsite to your Gmail user ID (eg.

There are limits to use. Some websites won’t register addresses including “+.” Spammers will often ignore text following a “+.”

1 Awesome Gmail tip You Didn’t Know about. Seriously [MakeUseOf]

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