The Unbearable Ennui Of Email

Monica Parker | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech
Monica Parker

This is not to say that the relationship between email and the average knowledge worker doesn't need a bit of rapprochement. Workers in the UK are using almost the equivalent of their paid leave, 29 days, on sorting through their inboxes.

Can't Stop Emailing? Five Tips To Help Switch Off And Be More Productive

Mark Hillary | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

The feature describes how he spends a solid hour answering emails each morning and then a half-hour at the end of the day to wrap things up. But this led me to think, if ninety minutes is considered to be 'under control' then how many hours do regular people spend fighting their inbox each day?

Sent By Accident? Google Adds Lifesaving 'Unsend' Button To Email App

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Tech

We’ve all been there. You write an email, carefully written, incredibly confidential and painstakingly spellchecked. You then promptly send it to th...

Ten Ways To Form A Healthy Relationship With Your Email

Bostjan Bregar | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech
Bostjan Bregar

We all love email as a communication tool. But we all hate email when we reach inbox overload. So how do we find a happy medium? Here are 10 tips I think can help.

This iTunes Email Scam Looks So Authentic It's Catching People Out

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Tech

Apple iTunes users are falling foul of a particularly nasty new wave of scam emails that look and behave just like a normal email from Apple. The emai...

Is the Writing Finally on the Wall for Email?

Mike Foreman | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

There is no doubt that mobile messaging is extremely efficient. Individuals can gain immediate access to colleagues, customers and contacts outside the company to help them arrive at decisions faster and achieve better outcomes.

Ransomware: What Is It And How Can You Protect Against It

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Tech

Ransomware is fast becoming one of the easiest ways for cybercriminals to take your money. Once installed on either a computer or (more increasingly) ...

Thousands In The UK Are Being Conned By This Devilishly Simple Email Scam

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Tech

A devastatingly effective email scam has conned thousands of people in the UK last year according to the police. The scam is infuriatingly simple: The...

We Need To Stop Sending Personal Messages Through Work

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech

Employees still send huge quantities of personal messages during work hours despite a recent European Court ruling which saw one employee fired for us...

Feeling Overloaded By Work Emails? Don't Worry, You're Not Alone

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech

Have you ever felt like your email situation at work is out of control? We've seen inboxes that range from perfect 0s to the eye-watering 10,000s but ...

If Your iPhone's Being Haunted By Emails From The 1970s, Don't Panic

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Tech

iPhone users have been freaking out over emails they appear to have received from the past. When we say past, we mean the 1970s - before email was ...

Email Etiquette - How Many of These Digital Faux Pas Are You Committing?

Jemma Moran | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Tech
Jemma Moran

Today, an estimated 100 billion emails will be sent and received across the world. How many of those will you be responsible for and will you give them the care and attention they deserve? The emails you send (especially at work) can say a lot about you, so follow these rules and make sure your digital reputation remains intact.

Snooping on Employee's Emails: Don't Believe the Hype

Andrew Cutting | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK Tech
Andrew Cutting

Legislation has not been altered as a result of Tuesday's judgment. In short, not much has changed. On the positive side, perhaps this week's misinformed media storm will help persuade workers and their bosses to clarify exactly where the boundaries lie concerning personal communications at work.

It's Time to Stop Writing That 'You Have Wronged Me' Email

Shihab S Joi | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

I've instigated correspondences that went in this vein as often as, well, you, probably. They never go according to plan, do they? This idea that the receiver will read our concerns, humbled under the glow of new understanding, and rush to us with hugs, apologies and wine is ridiculous. And yet we can't help ourselves.

Why Is Email So Terrible?

Matthew Hussey | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

I have an alarm clock that works out the best time to wake me up so I don't destroy it, I have a program running on my desktop that automatically adjusts the redness in my screen to prevent glare at night. Yet I have an inbox stuffed full of messages that haven't changed since the days of Hotmail and AOL.

In The Best News Ever, Spam Emails Will Soon Become A Thing Of The Past

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech

Spam emails, widely regarded as the source of all human conflict since the dawn of time, have just reached a 12-year low. This momentous news c...

Logging Into Your Email Using Just Your Brainwaves Is Now Possible, Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

Passwords have become a common cause of woe in our hyper connected world of multiple accounts and devices, partly because of our inability to remember...

Instagram Has Found A Way To Spam Your Email

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

If you have an Instagram account and don't check it every hour like all the other Instagrammers on this planet, you're to blame for the photo-sharing ...

There's a Human Void in the Office - Let's Fill It

James Layfield | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
James Layfield

Here is my challenge, to you and myself: lets not become a nation of zombie offices. Lets unplug our headphones, put down our phones, resist the urge to email and make sure we all take the time to speak to one another, share ideas and collaborate where we can everyday. Not only will this create much healthier and more vibrant offices, but we will be more productive too.

Email Response Times - Patiently Wait or Chase and Risk Annoying the Recipient

Monica Seeley | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Tech
Monica Seeley

Clearly, response times may vary depending on the nature of your work, for example you might be front-line operational (help desk, sales etc). For certain organisations four hours might be more reasonable. For financial traders one minute might be too slow.

The Truth Behind Milestone Emails

Natasha Batsford | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Parents
Natasha Batsford

It has to be true, there was a very slick looking email with pictures and information that told me so. I was on the verge of deleting it because it scares me to think that she's nearly two ... TWO!! ... but I put on my big girl pants and opened the email under the misguided idea that it might be fun to see if she's on target to reach all her development milestones.

Why Email's Days Are Numbered

Jaan Tallinn | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Tech
Jaan Tallinn

The truth is that email actually constitutes a very poor medium for modern communication. The intensity, frequency and sheer number of conversations required these days means that email cannot cope with providing the context required for effective conversation.

Fashion Internship Guide: The Application

Charlie Ward | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Ward

Fashion week internships can be anything from a day to a couple of weeks long, are normally for PR companies, and will normally involve a lot of menial tasks like preparing a delivering invites, dressing at shows, and working front of house at shows.

Twitter Is Tricking Its Employees Into Clicking On Spam

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Tech

Following the Sony Pictures Hack, Xbox hack and others, large tech companies are now using slightly unorthodox methods to clue their employees up on t...

So Mr Miliband, Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg and the rest - come and join me in the week long digital switch-off

Dave Wallace | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

Why don't we have a period of total switch off? A week of total digital detox. There I've said it. This Damascus-like conversion follows my digital detox over the New Year with my family. It was awful at times but there's no denying it helped our mental wellbeing.