DreamHost Upgrades Email Support

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Los Angeles-based web hosting provider DreamHost has upgraded its email experience for its customers, the company said late last week, with a partnership with atmail. The atmail service keeps users' emails on their own, DreamHost accounts, rather than forwarding emails elsewhere. dreamhost email support hosting telecom webmail atmail

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Learn to never handle a paper or email twice

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Never handle a paper or email twice” may be extended to include reading and acting upon other forms of messages, and any written distraction. But to find what is important, we usually must at least scan a document or email, engaged for no less than a short moment and perhaps for the full reading of the document before moving on to look for important issues to resolve. … Close. We all do it… to our own detriment.

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TriNet sent remote workers an email that some thought was a phishing attack

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It was the one of the best phishing emails we’ve seen… that wasn’t. Phishing emails are designed to impersonate companies or executives to trick users into turning over sensitive information, typically usernames and passwords, so that scammers can log into online services and steal money or data. ” Workers at one Los Angeles-based health startup that manages its employee benefits through TriNet all got the email at the same time.

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HBO Hackers Leak Executive Emails

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The hack over at HBO --which already has seen an early release of four upcoming Game of Thrones episodes--appears to be getting worse, as those hackers have released a month's worth of an executive's emails to The Hollywood Reporter and others. Those emails reportedly include significant confidential emails and scripts. HBO is insisting that its email systems "as a whole" have not been hacked.

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GoCoin Adds Email, SMS Billing

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Santa Monica-based GoCoin , the Bitcoin payment software developer headed by Steve Beauregard, said last week that it has added a new feature which lets merchants bill customers via email and SMS. The new feature allows merchants to request BitCoin and other digital currency payments via either an email or text, directly from a dashboard or an API. gocoin bitcoin ecommerce software email billing

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Email open rates: Your best marketing test

Berkonomics

A recent Experian marketing survey revealed that 52% of all email opens are from mobile devices, and that 38% of all clicks are from mobile devices. Experian looked at three hundred brands and 21 billion emails – a few more than you or I have as a resource for our marketing intelligence. How about your emails? How many times do you have to open an email just to read the right side of the text or see the content, but delete the email instead.

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Mailing lists, email marketing, errors, oh my!

Berkonomics

Using old email lists for the first time is like eating really stale doughnuts. Email companies like Constant Contact, Mail Chimp and many others all have strict rules they follow to avoid being caught in spam hell, with their servers blacklisted and worse. Email readers, continue here…] Now the last question is a daunting one for any of us. Email marketing – special warnings regarding lists from BERKONOMICS.

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The Toxic Nature of Email

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But what has really killed me is email. I live in email hell. And for the last few evenings I decided to get through email rather than blog. I’m always so completely behind on email. I have a love / hate relationship with email. Email is a chore.

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Advertise.com Expands Into Email

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Sherman Oaks-based Advertise.com , the search marketing provider headed by Daniel Yomtobian, said Tuesday that it has expanded into email marketing. The firm said it has launched a new Email Content Network offering, which will connect advertisers ads with email updates to consumers. Advertise.com said that advertisers can choose a category or vertical market, and use its systems to tap into a network of opt-in email publishers, automatically matching ads with users.

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SendGrid Extends Into Email Marketing

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Anaheim- and Boulder, Colorado-based SendGrid , which develops email delivery services and software, is making a big expansion today, into email marketing. SendGrid said it has launched a brand new, email marketing service which is aimed at marketers looking to reliably send high volumes of mail. SendGrid said the new service is aimed at displacing current, email marketing service providers, who the company said have been holding users "hostage" with their high prices.

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Finding Startup Developers - First Email Contact

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Here is the most recent version of an all too common email inquiry from a startup founder. The above email is SO BAD that I feel compelled to treat this email as a special case so maybe I can help other founders before they send this email. Startup and Founder Backgrounds This is a cold email. I've removed the two words that described the market - otherwise this is verbatim.

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SendGrid Rolls Out New Triggered Email Service

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SendGrid , the email infrastructure and delivery provider which has a big development office in Orange County, said Thursday that it has launched a new service that helps marketers send out emails to their customers, based on their activities and actions. The new service, Threads by SendGrid , allows marketers to craft how emails are send to users, based on what websites they view, what features they are using, mobile app activity, and more.

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SaneBox Takes On Email Overload

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A new startup focused on taming email overload has recently emerged, and looks to have some LA connections. SaneBox has recently launched an email plugin which works with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Microsoft Outlook, and other email programs, and helps users filter, set up reminders, unsubscribe to unwanted email lists, and much more. sanebox email overload gmail filter

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SendGrid Gets $20M More For Email Delivery

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SendGrid , the developer of email delivery platform used heavily by app developers, has raised $20M more in a Series C, venture funding round, the company said this morning. sendgrid venture capital email delivery investment software orange county The company--which has significant operations in Orange County--said the Bain Capital Ventures, along with Bessemer Venture Partners and Foundry Group. SendGrid has a big operation in Orange, with a focus on engineering and software.

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Service Objects Takes On Email Validation

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If you''re a business with a big database of email contacts, Santa Barbara-based Service Objects has a new product for you. According to the company, it has launched a new email validation product, DOTS Email Validation 3, which helps companies identify fraudulent and invalid email addresses in their databases. The company said its tool uses approximately 50 proprietary tests to identify bogus email addresses for companies.

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Invisible Text Offers Up Disappearing Email, Calls

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Los Angeles-based startup Invisible Text is hoping the attractiveness of disappearing messages--made popular by Snapchat--might rub off on its new software, saying Wednesday that it is launching a new set of apps for the iPhone to let users send disappearing email and to make secure phone calls that do not leave a footprint. invisibletext invisible text texting snapchat email calls telephone voip

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Contur Takes On Email Sorting, Organization

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Are you overwhelmed with too many emails in your inbox? A new startup, Contur , launching out of the StartEngine accelerator program today, said that it has created a service which helps users organize their emails by task, projects, and more. The startup--which bills itself as a "virtual assistant for email"--said it will offer up its service to professional power users who receive more than 100 emails per day, via a Windows desktop application.

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Embarke Raises $1.25M For Email MarketingTools

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The company develops a tool to optimize emails for better open rates, helping marketers to better segment and understand their users, optimize the time of delivery for each user, and more. embarke venture capital funding seed email marketing optimization San Diego-based Embarke has raised $1.25M in a funding round, which the company''s founder said came from a number of venture capitalists and angel investors.

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SaneBox Rolls Out New Email Follow Up Tool

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Venice, California-based email software developer Sanebox , which develops software to help you prioritize and respond to emails, has just rolled out a new feature which might just help you keep on top of that email monster. The company aid its new SaneNoReplies software helps users track which emails they need to follow up with, flagging those emails where you were expecting a response, but never got one.

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Snapchat's Spiegel Apologizes For Emails

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About now, Evan Spiegel , the CEO of Venice, California-based Snapchat , is probably wishing he''d started the company earlier--and used its disappearing messages, instead of email. Spiegel has apologized publicly to his users and the public at large for the sentiments expressed in his expletive-laced emails-- dredged out of the mud of his frat boy days at Stanford --expressing demeaning views of women, drug use, drunken reveries, and more.

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HBO Hack Worsens As Emails, Phone Numbers Of Stars Released

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The impact of the hack over at HBO is getting worse, as hackers--demanding a multimillion dollar ransom-- has released the email addresses and phone numbers of the stars of Game Of Thrones, plus other personal data--saying they have much more data from HBO's corporate network. email phone numbers hostage ransom cybersecurity security hackers content hollywood

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Quest Software Updates Email Analytics Software

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software , the enterprise software developer which is now owned by Dell, said it has upgraded its email analytics software, MessageStats. The firm said the upgraded software includes such features as an HTML5 front end, ability to detect, analyze, and investigate inappropriate use of corporate email, and more. quest software dell email analytics messagestats

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Survey: Daily Deal Emails Overwhelming

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The explosion of daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial--which has resulted in a deluge of daily deal emails into consumers inboxes--looks to be overwhelming those consumers, according to a survey by Los Angeles-based PriceGrabber. online consumers between May 20th and 25th, which found that 52 percent of shoppers surveyed are now feeling overwhelmed by those daily emails. About 63 percent of those consumers said they get two or more local deal emails a day.

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Autobytel Relaunches Email Program

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Irvine-based Autobytel , which provides an online marketing and lead generation service for automotive dealers, announced today that it has re-launched an email marketing program. The firm said that its Email Manager program is targeted at interact with car buyers in a "lengthening purchase cycle." Tags: autobytel email marketing automotive

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reqallable's Software Lets Google Glass Users Read, Handle Email Automatically

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reQall , the developer of smart applications for Google Glass--founded by former Apple executive Rao Machiraju--has released reqallable, its application for Google Glass which automatically handles email and text messages for users. According to reQall, its context aware app intelligently identifies critical information in email, and allows Google Glass wearers to reply to email and act on that information. reqall reqallable context aware email google glass apple mchiraju

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FamilyFinds Launches DailyFinds Email

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According to the email sent to subscribers, the email will highlight "the most important things being talked about in the mama-sphere today". The first email sent out to subscribers links users directly to news stories from around the web.

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SaneBox's New Tool, SaneConnect, Finds Warmer Intros Using Email

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Venice, California-based SaneBox , the developer of email tools to help users better manage the flood of emails in their inbox, has rolled out a new product it says can help better figure out who in your company can make a warm intro to potential customers and partners. According to the company, its new product, SaneConnect, analyzes a company's email to help figure out if anyone else in your organization has a stronger relationship with an employee at your target company.

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J2 Global Buys UK Email Security Provider

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Los Angeles-based J2 Global announced this morning that it has acquired another company, this time a UK-based email services provider called EPA Cloud. EPA Cloud provides email security and management. J2 Global has been acquiring many email, fax, online marketing, and other companies globally, and runs such services as eFax, FuseMail, Onebox, plus also owns publisher Ziff Davis. j2global merger acquisition email security software managed services international

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How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email

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We all get a lot of email. For important emails we hope for replies or action. If you do the math on the number of inbound emails you get multiplied by the time it would take to read them all and respond to those that expect a reply you would be astounded. Yet some simple techniques can help massively improve your ability to get people to take action on your important emails. Many people ramble in emails. On email – less is always more.

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Publisher's Message: Get socalTECH By Email

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You can get our free, daily email newsletter (sent out around 6am every day) by going to: our email subscription page. socaltech email subscribe newsletterWish you could get socalTECH's news coverage on Southern California's high tech companies in your inbox every day? READ MORE>>.

Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity

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Email. Ah, email. I’ve taken to saying, “Email is our personal to-do list that anybody adds to – whether they know us or not.” about their marathon 4-hour sessions to get to zero inbox or somebody else claiming email bankruptcy ( definition if you don’t know it already ). I have taken to limiting my outbound email. ” What I’ve observed is that the email generation has shifted cultural norms.

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Sendio Enhances Email Appliance

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Irvine-based Sendio, which develops email security software, has rolled out an upgraded version of the firm's email security appliance. According to Sendio, its E-Mail Security Platform (ESP) eliminates spam and thwarts viruses.

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Sendio Launches Free Email Protection Service

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Newport Beach-based Sendio , a provider of email protection services, said today that it has launched a free version of the firm's products. Sendio's email service uses sender authentication to prevent spam and other unwanted email from reaching companies.

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Insights: Don't Worry, Your Email is No More Dangerous Today

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Yesterday's big email privacy/hacking news was the hacking of a database of millions of emails at email marketing provider Epsilon. Many people including myself had their email address and name compromised in this attack.

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j2 Global Acquires UK Email Security Company iCritical

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Los Angeles-based j2 Global has acquired a UK-based, email security and management company, the company said this morning. which operates under the brand name iCritical , as part of an effort to expand its email security and management business. iCritical will become part of j2''s FuseMail of email related services. j2global global merger acquisition international email icritical critical software security

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Silverpop Lands $25M In Venture Debt For Email Marketing

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Silverpop , an Atlanta-based email marketing automation provider which also has operations in Irvine, said today that it has raised $25M in a venture debt funding. silverpop venture capital debt email marketing automation software The funding came from Escalate Capital Partners and Silicon Valley Bank. Silverpop is venture bcaked by D.E. Shaw & Co and Draper Fisher Jurveston. Silverpop''s has a regional office in Irvine, where it looks to staff a professional services team.

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Sony Documents, Emails Go Online At WikiLeaks

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A huge collection of internal documents and emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment --stolen from the company in a massive hacking last year tied to the movie "The Interview"--has been posted online by WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks said it had posted a searchable database of 30,287 documents and 173,132 emails from Sony, claiming it did so to show "the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation."

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Marshal8e6 Adds Email Encryption

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Orange-based Marshal8e6 , a developer of web and email security tools, said today that it has added email encryption to its lineup. According to the firm, its new offering, MailMarshal SendSecure, will provide encryption of email messages via a hosted service. Marshal8e6 said it will be tappping the services of email encryption firm ZixCorp for the new offering. Tags: marshal8e6 email security software

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Contur Getting Set To Beta Automatic Email Organizer

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Los Angeles-based Contur , the email organization software developer recently launched out of StartEngine, told its users that it's getting set to release its automatic email organizer. The firm said that its software is now able to sort emails automatically into inboxes 80 percent of the time, and is getting set for a closed beta of the new service. The company's software is aimed at helping users organize their emails by task, projects, and more.

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Effective Email Introductions or Why Blind Intros Suck

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A well-intentioned colleague introduced me to a stranger via email, without first confirming with me that the intro was welcomed. The Art Of The Email Matchmaking. For instance, when making an intro, I usually include something such as, “I know your schedule is challenging, but I am hopeful you can connect via email or a quick phone call.”. Ideally, you will abide by all of the steps outlined herein to ensure that your email introductions are effective and meaningful.

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Is Social Media Killing Email

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 -- Is Social Media Killing Email. Youve seen the headlines: 9 Reasons Why Email is Dead. With the seemingly endless reports about the death of email, its no wonder that the commonly-held myth of decreased email usage exists. However, when surveyed, 250f consumers said they were using email more often. Combined, these statistics suggest a net of 190f consumers who are using email more often.

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Why You Should Think Twice Before You Send That Intro Email

Both Sides of the Table

And in most cases I would heed Fred Wilson’s advice about the “double opt-in” email for intros – where you ask for permission before green-lighting an unsolicited introductions. At a minimum you’re obligating them to ignore the email and feel like an arse for not responding to your introduction. And then there is the email blaster / form letter introducer. I will make a clear instruction in the email that the meeting is 30 minutes.

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SoCal Email Marketing Meetup

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 -- SoCal Email Marketing Professionals of Meetup.com Will Share Highlights of the MarketingSherpa Email Summit Best Practices. MarketingSherpa's email marketing conference is an industry gathering where email marketers go to get better at their craft. See [link] (more

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