How to create the perfect out of office message

The out of office message is a crucial part of email communication in the workplace. If you don’t have access to your email, your contacts will want to know when you’ll be back and whether or not you’ll be represented by someone else in your absence. An out of office reply may be short but there are lots of mistakes that can creep in which you’ll want to avoid. We show you here how to formulate...

Outlook won’t start – what now?

You cannot start Microsoft Outlook, your calendar is no longer accessible, an important e-mail can no longer be retrieved – when Microsoft’s popular and useful e-mail program fails, you have to laboriously access your inbox via your e-mail provider’s website. Usually, a defective Navigation Pane, outdated add-ins, or a profile in need of repair are at fault. Even with issues lacking clearly...

How to set up out of office in Outlook

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.

E-mail providers: what are the alternatives to Gmail?

E-mails these days are quick to send – much quicker, indeed, than ordinary letters. Almost everyone has one or more e-mail addresses, and the chances are pretty good that one is with Google: Gmail is one of the most popular and most used e-mail services. But there are plenty of Gmail alternatives that stand out by offering you better protection for your personal data. We explain here what these...

Alternatives to Evernote: A comparison of digital notebooks

Evernote is one of the most popular digital notebooks worldwide. It is characterized by its structured, multifunctional presentation. However, many useful features are included only in the paid premium version. We will show you which comparable programs are available and give you the best alternatives to Evernote.

Office 365 vs. Office 2016: a comparison of both models

With Office 365, Microsoft introduced a subscription model for the popular software package for the first time. Instead of paying a one-off fee for the license, as with Office 2016, you pay a monthly or annual fee for the use of the included programs such as Word or Excel. The advantages and disadvantages of both models are shown in our comprehensive comparison: Office 365 vs. Office 2016. So...

Collaboration tools: the best apps for better productivity

The bigger your business, the more difficult it is to manage all the different teams and projects. It’s especially difficult if not all employees are located in the same place – this is when planning resources and communicating quickly becomes a gigantic task. Collaboration tools, however, can be used to optimize a team’s work in the long term.

E-Mail marketing basics: the double opt in process

An inbox full of spam is enough to grind anyone’s gears. Too many marketers try to worm their way into the inboxes of potential customers without seeking permission. This is technically allowed in the US, but only until the recipient explicitly opts out. To ensure you don’t drive any customers away or ruin your company’s reputation by sending undesired newsletters, you should look into the double...

More security online: sign e-mails with a digital signature

Spam e-mails may be annoying, but they’re mostly harmless. What’s more problematic is phishing – a technique whereby fraudsters try to con you by posing as trustworthy sender addresses in an attempt to get hold of sensitive data. These messages appear genuine too, because without a digital signature, it’s very easy to assume a trusted identity online. In order to protect customers and their own...