Posts Tagged «e-mail»

A couple of times every month I usually make some new business contacts outside of the traditional office context.  That means I’m usually writing down their e-mail address on a napkin or other spare piece of paper.  More than I’d like to admit, I either hear them wrong or can’t read parts of my own writing.

Verify E-mail Address Logo If you ever run into the same problem, Verify E-Mail Address may help.  When you enter the e-mail address of someone trying to contact the site pings the server and makes sure that the address is valid. What does that mean for you?  One less bounced e-mail, and the peace of mind knowing that a stranger isn’t receiving your message.

Keep in mind though, that if someone else has that e-mail address registered you’ll still receive a verified message.

Is there someone in your business or personal life that doesn’t check e-mail regularly but peeks into the mailbox in their front yard every day? Sometimes sending a paper letter is more appropriate but it’s more of an investment than e-mail because it involves:

  1. Finding Stamps
  2. Finding a Mailbox (a problem for someone like me who lives in an apartment complex without outgoing mailboxes!)

Well, for those of you finding yourself in this predicament checkout Postful. It costs $.99 for the first page and $.25 for each page beyond that. Not bad for the service it provides. Here are a few more details from their site:

  • Full-color printing
  • All production and materials
  • First-class postage (US only, international coming in June, 2007)
  • Previews for confirmation and proofing

To send a letter, address your e-mail to Postful and put the delivery address in the subject line. I would see this as a good option for sending photographs or design proofs, very convenient!

Sometimes simple is better. If you’re looking for a fast way to send yourself an e-mail at a specific time & day (this is especially important for life or death situations like remembering the milk), is the tool for you. No sign-up necessary, just fill in a subject, body text, date, and verify you’re human. That’s it.