The Hidden Dangers of HTML Email

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

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Havingrepparttar email converted to an attachment allows me to immediately see if there are any other files included withrepparttar 109507 message. And let me tell you, this has saved my butt time after time! I've lost count of how many times I've gotten email withrepparttar 109508 HTML attached, and malicious code, worms and viruses attached right next to it. If my email program was configured to "conveniently" display HTML as a web page, then a lot of those attached files would have opened on their own and done who knows what to my system.

So, if you receive a lot of email yourself, be careful what you allow to come in. If you run a newsletter or Email update service of any kind, please be courteous and at least ASK before sending HTML formatted email. And when you do have permission to send HTML email, don't include heavy graphics, scripts or other file attachments.

Text may not be as glamorous, but it's a heck of a lot safer and much easier for your readers to glance through.

(c) 2002 Kathy Burns.

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Organizing Your Email

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

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Once you have decided how you want to organize your email, set uprepparttar folders and then go through each and every item in your inbox. This isrepparttar 109506 part that may take hours so make sure you have set aside enough time to fully completerepparttar 109507 job.

While you're sorting your messages, you may find several items that have not yet been addressed but need to be. Try to address these before filing them, or make a note on your calendar or to-do list. Alternatively, if your email system hasrepparttar 109508 capability, you can mark them for completion later. Be aware however: If you filerepparttar 109509 messages away you are not likely to address them later unless you have something scheduled that reminds you to. So, if you can, it is better to address them now and get them out ofrepparttar 109510 way.

If your email program hasrepparttar 109511 ability to link messages to contacts, I strongly suggest using this feature. This isrepparttar 109512 primary reason I userepparttar 109513 GoldMine software. With GoldMine, I can keep a running history for each and every person I come into contact with. All email messages sent or received can be filed intorepparttar 109514 history right along withrepparttar 109515 appointments, phone calls, faxes, project notes and any other correspondence I have accumulated.

By utilizing contact management software that files email according torepparttar 109516 person whomrepparttar 109517 email is from or to, you do not have to continuously search through various email folders when trying to find a specific item.

Ongoing Habits

Now, once you have spentrepparttar 109518 initial time needed to organize your inbox, it is fairly easy to keep it organized from that point forward. It may take a bit of effort to get intorepparttar 109519 habit inrepparttar 109520 first week or two, but usuallyrepparttar 109521 joy of having it all cleaned out helps to motivate you into keeping it cleaned.

Excerpt from: "Don't Put Into Email Today What You Do Not Want to See on Headline News Tomorrow" - A Guide To Effective And Professional Email Communication. Read it free at

(C) 2002, Kathy Burns.

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