Friday, December 19, 2014

Around The Net

  • Google Play Email Lands in Gmail Spam BoxConsumerist

    Google has filed one of its own marketing emails as spam in one user's Gmail inbox. A Consumerist reader shared the story with the blog, revealing that a message from Google Play ended up in his Gmail spam folder. ...Read the whole story

  • Consumers Prefer Email Over Other Marketing Channels: Message Systems Direct Marketing News

    Twenty-five percent of shoppers revealed that email is their favorite marketing channel, according to a new report from Message Systems. Email led the pack against mobile which only 9 percent of shoppers preferred and social which only 5 percent prefer. In the new year, expect to see more hashtags in subject lines, as well as more real-tome personalization and responsive design. Expect to see less batch and blast campaigns and less static emails. ...Read the whole story

  • Stripe 's Corporate Email Policy is Based on TransparencyWired

    Digital payments startup Stripe has an unusual email transparency policy at work. The company stores all of its employees' emails in a server that can be accessed by anyone in the company. In other words, almost every email sent within the company can be read by all employees. Private emails are a rare occurrence. ...Read the whole story

  • British Columbia Government Office Shuts Down Email Servers Infected by SpamStraight.com

    The government in British Columbia, Canada has shut down its servers after a virus caused by email spam has infected the organization's email servers. Bette-Jo Hughes, chief information officer at the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services, revealed that a malicious file attachment was the culprit. "Government takes this matter very seriously," she said in a statement. "As a precaution, we have temporarily disabled our email servers while we work with our vendors to resolve the issue." ...Read the whole story

  • Hollywood Execs Ditch Email After Sony ScandalThe Hollywood Reporter

    After the major PR hit experienced by Sony as its leaked emails have been published all over online, Hollywood executives are rethinking how the conduct business. Not wanting to have their private interactions end up as front page news, film executives surveyed by The Hollywood Reporter have revealed that they are looking for better ways to connect that won't leave a trail. In the meantime, executives are trying to clean up their existing email footprints. ...Read the whole story

All I Want For Christmas Is A Zero Inbox

On whatever day of Christmas we're currently on, my inbox gave to me 47 emails. 47 people reaching out. 47 collections of words waiting on my response. 47 miniature jobs to do. Some of the 47 ...More