How to create the perfect out of office message

The out of office message is a crucial part of email communication in the workplace. If you don’t have access to your email, your contacts will want...

Office 365 vs. Office 2016: a comparison of both models

With Office 365, Microsoft introduced a subscription model for the popular software package for the first time. Instead of paying a one-off fee for the license, as with Office 2016, you pay a monthly or annual fee for the use of the included programs such as Word or Excel. The advantages and disadvantages of both models are shown in our comprehensive comparison: Office 365 vs. Office 2016. So...

Collaboration tools: the best apps for better productivity

The bigger your business, the more difficult it is to manage all the different teams and projects. It’s especially difficult if not all employees are located in the same place – this is when planning resources and communicating quickly becomes a gigantic task. Collaboration tools, however, can be used to optimise a team’s work in the long term.

Overview of six of the best free e-mail providers

Everyday around the globe over two billion e-mails are sent; the majority of which are sent free of charge. The quality and quantity of features offered by free e-mail providers is forever improving – ever increasing amounts of storage space, greater levels of security, and more modern user interfaces are all being made available free of charge. But the list of possible providers is long and in...

E-Mail marketing basics: the double opt in process

An inbox full of spam is enough to grind anyone’s gears. Too many marketers try to worm their way into the inboxes of potential customers without seeking permission. The double opt in process is used in the UK to try to combat spam. To ensure you don’t drive any customers away or ruin your company’s reputation by sending undesired newsletters, you should look into the double opt in process.

Digital signatures: more security online by signing e-mails

Spam e-mails may be annoying, but they’re mostly harmless. What’s more problematic is phishing – a technique whereby fraudsters try to con you by posing as trustworthy sender addresses in an attempt to get hold of sensitive data. These messages appear genuine too, because without a digital signature, it’s very easy to assume a trusted identity online. In order to protect customers and their own...

What information does the e-mail header contain?

Have you ever been curious about how an e-mail arrives at the designated recipient? The header area of an e-mail contains a lot more information than just the sender, the subject, the recipient and the date the e-mail was received. By displaying all of the e-mail header you can determine whether the e-mail falls into the spam category. Learn how to decipher the information in an e-mail header.

Office 365 pricing: Office 365 – part three

Microsoft offers the popular cloud-based Office suite as a subscription. In addition to popular applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, and Access, Office 365 also includes online services, such as OneDrive cloud storage and SharePoint’s content management system. We provide you with an overview of the software’s main user plans for private users and business customers,...

Office 365 for Businesses: The MS Office 365 suite - part two

Office 365 is more than just the successor of Microsoft Office 2013. The Office 365 plans and subscription that you choose should be carefully thought-out; for an overview, read the first part of our Office series. This second part examines the SME plans: Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials, and Office 365 Business Premium, to help small and medium-sized enterprises decide on the...

Buying Office 365 online: Office 365 – part one

Office 365 is Microsoft’s way of offering its beloved productivity software in the cloud. Users can benefit from numerous functions that enable central data storage and collaborative editing of documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. When it comes to buying Office 365, you’ll need a subscription – instead of a one-off payment like the traditional desktop installation of Office, Office...

Six free alternatives to Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is the most widely used Office package and, without a doubt, will remain to be for professional purposes. For users who often exchange documents with others, its compatibility gives it an unbeatable advantage. The biggest disadvantage, however, is the high cost of using Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office alternatives are usually more cost-effective, especially when the software is...