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explore the use and abuse of email and discuss how you can use it
more effectively in your business.
has become the most used service on the Internet. According to a
Gallup Poll survey, 52%, of email users says that sending and receiving
email is their most common online activity.
By year-end 2002, there will be 135 million email users, representing
59% of the overall U.S. population of adults and teens.
There were 409 million email boxes worldwide in 1999, up from
234 million a year earlier.
When asked their opinion on spam, 42% of email users say they
"hate it," 45% say they find it "an annoyance,
but do not hate it," while the rest have no strong feelings
some tips you can use to make the most effective use of email:
business emails specific and to the point.
your replies to messages, quote or refer to the original message
so that the person you are sending the message to doesn't have to
look through past messages to follow the train of thought.
you service provider setup your email account so that you can use
any address at your domain name. When you provide your email address
in a form, make it something that you would associate with that
company. If you get mail to your newly created address from a different
company, you'll know how they got your address.
an email address with a domain name that is in your control. If
you use an address at aol.com, earthlink.net. msn.com or any one
of several thousand service providers, you'll have to continue to
use that service provider in order to continue to receive your email.
If you decide to change providers, any mail that is sent to you
at the old address will be lost or returned. If you instead have
email sent to an address at your own domain name, you'll always
be able to access it - no matter who your service provider is.
can assist you in with setting up an email account, registering
domain name, developing a sound and profitable Internet services
plan, website design services, hosting services, application development,
ecommerce and site promotion. For more information, call us at 415-884-2022
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lillo is the President of PlanetLink, a website design and consulting
firm which specializes in creating websites which get results as
well as managing, maintaining and expanding existing websites.