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BOX CLEVER. Create a simple filing system by organising your incoming mail into folders -- this saves you valuable searching time. Examples of folders include Work, Personal, Ezines, Articles, and To Do. You can also use your email program like a Filofax storing draft messages and reminders in your Monday through Sunday or To Do folders.

DIRECT MAIL. Filters can redirect your incoming emails into specific folders. Your ezine subscriptions, for instance, can be sent straight to your Ezines folder. Automatic filtering makes it easy for you to stash, trash, or act on your mail with a minimum of fuss and time.

FILTER CLEAN. Professional email clients have a whole range of filtering options. You can command Eudora to play a "warning" sound when invoices arrive, transfer all your ezines to your "To Read" folder, or label emails from your friends and family with your favourite colour. The choices are vast.

PUT IT ALL ON AUTO. Some filters can act like autoresponders by replying with a pre-written message or template whenever you process your mail. Eudora Pro will set up an unlimited number of these. So, if you've asked people to place "info" inrepparttar 109684 subject bar, just set up your filter to reply withrepparttar 109685 "info" stationery. Think how much time this neat little feature will save you!

Quick, Helpful Tips for Direct Mail

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Make Your Offer Irresistible - All good copywriters will tell you,repparttar secret to great copy is to make it impossible to say "No"!

Findrepparttar 109681 Good in Everything - Rather than try to hide negative sides to your product, try making them known with a positive twist.

Stay Focused - Product or Audience. Keep your advertising focused. The wider your scope,repparttar 109682 easier it gets to lose your reader.

What, Where, Why, Who or How - One ofrepparttar 109683 quickest ways to grab attention, is to pose a question to your readers they can't help but answering.

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Be Sincere - People can spot phonies and phony copy just as easy.

No Fear? Wrong! - Fear makes a great motivator. Fear of missing a great deal or fear of what can happen without your product.

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