Jonathan M. Tisch, co-chairman of the board of the Loews Corporation and chairman of its subsidiary Loews Hotels & Resorts, says that you should never begin an email with the word, "I." "My boss told me that whenever you're writing a letter - and now it applies to emails today - never start a paragraph with the word 'I,' because that immediately sends a message that you are more important than the person that you're communicating with," Tisch told The New York Times.
A data scientist has uncovered a secret fact about Ashley Madison and its not the affairs. The researcher revealed that the site had tens of thousands of fake female accounts potentially to attract paying subscribers. According to statistics, 40,000 of these profiles used only six email addresses, which were owned by the website's operators.
College professors are looking for ways to communicate with students to make their assignments clear. Some universities suggest requiring students to have email addresses, since the channel is often the main form of communication. Others are looking for ways to implement a texting program so that students can be in touch with professors via text.
Writer James Long is seeking funding through Kickstarter for a fictional video game based on the real life events of Edward Snowden. Players take on the role of an NSA agent and look to track down the source of the leaks. Players can hack into Snowden's encrypted phone and email accounts to see if they can track down the sources.
"Girls" creator Lena Dunham has launched her new email newsletter to the world. The first edition of the Lenny Letter includes an interview with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as well as original fiction and a piece on the "Denim explosion."
Professionals doing business with international clients should think carefully about how they use email. "Email etiquette does vary across the globe, especially in ways to address the receiver, the directness of the message, and the closing," Mallory Fix, ESL Teacher at University of Pennsylvania told Reuters. Email senders should carefully consider relationships to determine salutations and should use more formal language in email than one would in SMS.
The FBI has renewed its warning on the Business Email Compromise, an email scam which targets companies that work with foreign suppliers. The spam messages tend to begin with a phishing email that looks like it comes from a legitimate sender that the recipient actually does business with. The goal is to get the recipient to wire money to the sender.
New Zealand telecom Spark has partnered with cloud email security company SMX to test a new email service for SMBs. The company claims that the new cloud service will help businesses increase security and mailbox capacity by 400 percent by hosting data locally. The beta program rolls out October 5 and the company already counts 40 clients on the system.
Sweden's Democrat party is accused of hacking into the email accounts of several Swedish journalists as well as some political opponents. Swedish newspaper The Aftonbladet to track down sources critical of the party. This is not the first time the party has been accused of hacking into its opponents email accounts. Earlier this year, the police investigated similar charges but later dropped the investigation.
"Email killer" app Slack, has released a new tool that makes it a lot easier to send longer communications, like you'd see in an email. The app, which aims to make workplace communications more effective through advanced chatrooms, has updated its Posts system to make it easier for users to send and receive the types of communications that would normally be sent via email.