Every day, over 200 billion e-mails are sent around the world – although many of them aren’t received with much enthusiasm. In order for your business e-mails to stand out in all this chaos, you should pay attention to e-mail etiquette. If you stick to the most important rules, your e-mails will appear polite, but at the same time, serious. Messages like these will be happily answered.
Do you want to write a professional mail but are not sure of the business e-mail format? Are you worried about making embarrassing mistakes? First, you must learn how to format a professional e-mail, to ensure that your message is received well. What should the greeting be? What is the perfect e-mail structure? How can you avoid that the subject line leads to your e-mail being disregarded? Here...
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Is your mail server configured with SMTP AUTH? If not, you should do so as soon as possible. Professional spammers are happy to see every open relay that they can use for the distribution of their junk mail. Such spam is not only hassle for the receiver, but also unnecessarily increases your server traffic and damages your online reputation. This security gap can be closed with the simple ESMTP...
SMTP error 550: how to fix “Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable” and other SMTP 550 error messages
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A personal e-mail domain is a must in the commercial sphere. Conveying a professional image in your contact details will ensure that customers and businesses take you seriously. Find out about the advantages of having an individual mail domain and learn how to secure a personal e-mail address in just a few steps.
Automatic out-of-office replies are a great way to let your contacts know when you’re not available. You can easily send automatic out-of-office replies from Outlook. Moreover, with Outlook you can set up numerous special rules, for example for cases when important e-mails need forwarding. We will show you how to use the Outlook out-of-office assistant, including the tool to set special rules.
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1&1 IONOS E-mail Guide: everything need to know about e-mails
Most people couldn’t imagine a life without e-mails. Whether you use them to communicate for business or personal reasons, e-mails have practically replaced traditional letters. Over 200 billion e-mails are sent around the world each day and despite the rise in social media and instant messaging, they show no sign of slowing down. Our E-mail Guide forms part of the 1&1 IONOS Digital Guide and is dedicated to the basic framework of the e-mail–from the technical security requirements to marketing strategies you should use when sending business e-mails. The contents of this E-mail Guide cater for both beginners as well as more experienced computer users.
The E-mail Guide’s target audience
The numerous e-mail tips in the guide are aimed at a wide readership, from hobbyists and novices to IT and e-mail marketing professionals. Owners of small and medium-sized companies can also benefit from articles that provide information on how to create business e-mails and build successful e-mail marketing campaigns. The e-mail guide takes into consideration that readers have different levels of IT knowledge; as well as introductory articles on FAQs (e.g. ‘How is an e-mail sent?’ or ‘What should an e-mail header contain?’) there are also more detailed and specific articles such as ‘E-mail encryption with PGP’ or ‘Creating individual newsletter templates’.
The E-mail Guide’s structure and topics
In 1&1 IONOS’s Digital Guide, the E-mail Guide offers three different subcategories. Under ‘E-mail marketing’ you can read about marketing trends as well as tips on direct marketing via e-mail. The ‘E-mail security’ subcategory mainly deals with e-mail encryption and how to handle spam and phishing e-mails. Lastly, under ‘Technical matters’, you’ll find various articles about structure, operation and storage of e-mails and the corresponding software. In our guide, we provide detailed information on everything to do with e-mails, presented to you in a clear and understandable way.