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I need a system for managing a shared email inbox.

Please give me your shared email box efficiency tips! [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Jun 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me solve some workflow difficulties.

I'm encountering a few workflow difficulties for which I feel sure there are more elegant solutions than what I've come up with so far. I am trying to coordinate and communicate with a group of volunteers more efficiently, and also track my work hours better. [more inside]
posted by toots on Aug 13, 2013 - 6 answers

How to politely tell people to read their f*cking emails?

I frequently get asked for information or asked to answer questions that I have already provided/answered in a previous email. This is time-consuming. How best to deal with this? [more inside]
posted by ladybird on Jul 4, 2013 - 46 answers

Radio, radio... silence

What do you say (or email) people after you've gone "radio silent" because you were focusing on other projects or procrastinating due to anxiety? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Jul 3, 2013 - 18 answers

Web Links / book recommendations for sample emails to boss & colleagues

Looking for sample business emails to improve my writing skills. The resources I found are typically for writing to clients or customers. I am looking for sample emails that one writes mostly internally within their own company. For example an email one would write to make a suggestion, disagree with something, ask for status, share an idea, remind someone politely, coach someone etc (Common business scenarios). Not looking for emails to win business or sell anything. Would appreciate if you could share web links or books (preferably the ones available at amazon.com). Also, I would like examples and not a resource that just gives guidance.
posted by r2d2 on May 24, 2013 - 2 answers

Backing up my old emails

At work I'm using a Macbook Pro with OS X 10.7.4, running Outlook 2011. Today, I have to ship off this computer to get an upgrade and security update, and they will be wiping out the contents of the hard drive. They've left us very minimal instructions to back up any files we need. For me, the absolute most important thing is having access to all of my old emails and their attachments. So, QUESTION: how do I backup all of my emails in Outlook so that I'll be able to access them on my newly-wiped computer? Where are email files stored on my computer? How can I back up the attachments on the old emails? How do I avert total disaster?
posted by naju on Feb 22, 2013 - 11 answers

How did you handle new expectations for checking and responding to your work e-mail outside of normal business hours?

How did you handle new expectations for checking and responding to your work e-mail outside of normal business hours? [more inside]
posted by FishBike on May 27, 2012 - 30 answers

No More Please?

Article about dropping politeness from email to achieve better results in the workplace? [more inside]
posted by jca on Apr 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Remote Management

How do I win friends and influence people when I don't know what they look like? My new job requires me to manage client projects remotely. Most of my time with clients is spent either in conference calls, one-on-one phone calls, or communicating through email and Basecamp. I usually have no idea what these people look like. As a project manager I need to keep the client moving towards the finish line by making decisions quickly and getting things done on time. My question is two fold: 1) How do I motivate and influence a team that works for another organization?, and 2) How do I best do this being remote? I am looking for techniques and tools that will help me be an effective, remote, 3rd party project manager. If it matters I work for a Software as a Service company. My clients are implementing our software on their websites. The client may or may not have a dedicated project manager. Help me drive things forward!
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 20, 2012 - 15 answers

How do I respond to professional praise?

My manager fairly frequently sends me email praising me for my work. I think I'm just doing my job. How should I respond? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 - 28 answers

How do you become a Vulcan when reading email?

"I'm a Pantera's box you do not wanna open."-filter: Looking for work advice about not reacting to my perceived stories about the intent and methods of communication of my peers. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by Draccy on Jan 10, 2012 - 17 answers

Sending messages on CC field by mistake - what to do?

Sending messages on CC field by mistake - what to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 - 9 answers

I seriously don't know how to do this.

A question about etiquette for freelance designers: [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Aug 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Anyone know how to to book meeting rooms for Outlook AND Entourage?

Hi MeFites :) My current workplace has a mix of PC's and Macs and I need to find an easy way to book a meeting room that will work for everyone (some on Outlook 2007, some on Entourage Mac 2008). [more inside]
posted by katala on Feb 16, 2011 - 3 answers

Choosing a professional email address?

I have my full name as a domain name, and I'd like to start using it as my email address on my resume and for work purposes. Should my email address be joey@joeyshabadoo, j.shabadoo@joeyshabadoo, admin@joeyshabadoo or something else? And does it make any kind of difference, or am I just overthinking@plateofbeans?
posted by Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo on Nov 23, 2010 - 40 answers

Is it that hard to just hit the "reply" button?!

A large part of my new job involves contacting various people and asking them for information. How can I convince them to get back to me quickly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2010 - 7 answers

Can I 'split up' one gmail account which contains work and personal email?

I have my work and personal email in one gmail account. I may change jobs in the not-too-distant future. How can I separate the two? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2010 - 6 answers

How to deal with flakes at work?

I want a communication escalation algorithm. [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Aug 11, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I get my work POP3 account at home to have the same content (emails) as my work computer in Outlook?

How do I get my work POP3 account at home to have the same content (emails) as my work computer in Outlook? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse on Nov 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Did I handle this properly?

New Job Etiquette: Did I do the right thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2008 - 12 answers

How do I tag a company email with a short environmentally friendly message?

My company is trying to encourage our employees, clients & vendors to be more environmentally conscious. We want to tag company emails with a message underneath our standard signature to help get people thinking about it, but are trying to strike a balance between nice & forceful. Some of our ideas after the jump. What say you MeFites? [more inside]
posted by UncleHornHead on Mar 13, 2008 - 23 answers

What is the best way to respond to boss' negative email?

How do I respond to a disciplinary email from my boss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2008 - 31 answers

Possible to implement user photos in MS Outlook/Exchange?

Is it possible to create a tab/form in the Microsoft Outlook properties window where you can post a user's picture? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Feb 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Anyone with experiance in making MS Exchange work with SpamAssassin without having a Linux Box on hand?

I work at a small company with an Exchange server. We need OK spam protection. In an effort to move them to a more FOSS workcycle, I'm advocating SpamAssassin. Basically, I need it to work in our Windows Environment. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Sep 20, 2007 - 7 answers

Yes, I'm reading your email...

I need a good email monitoring program for my workplace. [more inside]
posted by tdreyer1 on Jun 5, 2007 - 14 answers

How to respond to an email from your boss asking you to back off a bit?

I've been working six months now at a small ad agency in a medium sized city (70,000). I come from big agency experience. I'm an art director. We have 8 people total, all great people to work with. I like the change from big city to smaller city. There are a lot of plus-es to it. Just recently, we landed a big account. They're looking for a redesign of their brand and ad campaign with internet, non-traditional, advanced website... the works. Whereas most of our job lists for clients number in the few, this one starts with well more than a dozen with several of them as very big projects and with very tight deadlines (in the next six weeks). Skipping to the question, I've been asked by the creative director to step back and stop treading on toes via email. More inside... [more inside]
posted by paulinsanjuan on May 25, 2007 - 13 answers

How can you send an autoreponse using Outlook?

How can our company use Outlook to send an autoresponse to all customers who email us? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Jan 13, 2007 - 8 answers

Inbox privacy at work.

Inbox privacy at work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2006 - 19 answers

Time of no reply

How do you deal with the frustration of waiting for a reply and never getting one? Is there a helpful mantra or attitude adjustment or something? [more inside]
posted by Eater on Jun 1, 2006 - 13 answers

Is there an easy way to audit how long it takes our company to reply to emails?

Is there an easy way to audit how long it takes our company to reply to emails? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Mar 31, 2006 - 5 answers

What are some helpful ways to be productive when connected to the internet?

What are some helpful ways to be productive when connected to the internet? How does one fight the constant draw of trivial news sites, blogs, IM, e-mail, wiki articles, and forums--especially when work is 'net related? [more inside]
posted by aaronshaf on Jun 1, 2005 - 12 answers

How do I ask co-workers to stop emailing me religious junk mail?

How do I ask co-workers to stop emailing me religious junk mail? [more inside]
posted by raedyn on Mar 2, 2005 - 28 answers

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