Ham or Spam? Gmail Not to Be Trusted for Important Mail

So if you’re (still?) using gmail for your communications, especially if it is using a domain that does not otherwise advertise itself as being a gmail run domain please keep a very close eye on your spam folder, google is no longer able to tell the ham from the spam and the number of false positives is extremely worrisome. And if you’re not a gmail user and you wonder why your contact is not responding verify with them if your message hasn’t been mis-classified as spam by google’s very much broken spam detection system.

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Streams: Mail 3.0 concept

Streams are not created on a personal basis, they are shared between people interested in them. Streams are like shared folders for individual threads. This additional layer keeps your communications organized: you don’t anymore have one cluttered inbox, threads are now sorted in streams with authors’ hands. Streams are high-level enough to make inbox organization effortless and not to introduce significant overhead.

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Email Overload Reaches Academic Proportions

Some professors thrive on using email to engage students. Take John Whittier-Ferguson, a University of Michigan English professor, whose students email him for help mastering the finer points of essay writing. In any given class, about a third of his students take advantage of his offer to provide e-feedback, each exchanging around 40 meaty emails with him over the course of a term.

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New in the Wolfram Language: MailReceiverFunction

Despite the ever-growing list of tools I have for communication, email remains one of the most important. I depend on email to find out about all sorts of things: my ultimate Frisbee game is rained out, flights to Denver are only $80, my Dropbox account is almost full, my neighbor’s cat is missing (again). While filters are able to hide the pure junk and sort everything else into reasonable categories, reading and responding to email still requires a lot of manual interaction. The new mail receivers in the Wolfram Language finally let me automatically interact with email.

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How CloudMagic helps me efficiently run a one-man business

Running a business where ‘you’ are the product comes with a number of challenges. Like most freelancers, there is virtually no separation between my work and personal lives. Being constantly leashed to some form of digital technology has its benefits, but also means that clients often expect split second replies. For me to deliver a consistently personal and efficient service I must respond to emails punctually without substituting the functionally I would get from my PC, for speed.

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Slack is killing email

When I open my email it’s a giant casserole of email from family, friends, people we work with outside our organization, and all those things I just mentioned. It’s garbled. One of the advantages of something like Slack is that I tap on the app icon and it’s just the people at my company, and just the people I work with. There’s a strong boundary there which aids in comprehension. It’s one less molecule of glucose in my brain to manage it all. But it adds up.

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