BrandMyMail.com is a free program for putting ordinary Gmail messages into virtual stationery, with your latest Twitter messages off to the right and your custom logo and photo below your signature. It’s interesting; Joy just started using it.
WriteThat.Name (it’s not dot com, it’s dot name) is a free program for Gmail users. It keeps your address book up to date by comparing incoming mail with the info in your email address book. This is really handy; we downloaded it for ourselves.
“Xobni” is inbox spelled backwards. It’s pronounced “zobnee,” and what it does is add the sender’s photo and contact information to one side of incoming email. We’ve tried it and have now seen scores of photos of people we’re not sure we wanted to see.
Every month, Gmail clears the spam messages from Joy’s computer. There were 12,544 of them, That’s an average of 400 a day. It was an ordinary month. As usual, we were very fortunate: Our email address won several lotteries and we only had to pay the requisite taxes in advance to collect the winnings. In addition, several remarkably wealthy relatives we had never heard of had died and left us enough money to pay off the national debt of Bhutan. We didn’t even have to attend a reading of the will, but could simply show our acknowledgement by depositing some “good faith” money in a bank account that the writer could access. It certainly was a heart-warming month – except [...]
We teased our brother because he still had an AOL account. AOL – the acronym for America Online – was the Internet search engine used by the ancients. Those who are hip, fast-moving and aware use Gmail and thinking about the new Facebook messaging system to come. But the new word is AOL is about to get hipper. The new AOL is still in the trial phase, code-named “Phoenix.” (You know: the bird that keeps getting reborn in the fire.) To get on the invitation list, go to Phoenix.AOL.com. The new AOL will have a “quick bar” that lets you send email, instant messages, go to Facebook and send Twitter updates without leaving your inbox. You can bring in mail [...]