The Art of the Effective Email Subject Line

The Art of the Effective Email Subject Line (1)

 

We’ve all seen email subject line horror — “Fw: Fw: Fw: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Requesting Information.” In fact, you might even have been guilty of it yourself. In our ongoing quest to make email more productive, we’re here to help. When it comes to email subject lines, there’s a better way. Here’s the SaneBox Scoop on writing much better email subject lines.

Email Reply Templates to Save You Time at Work

Email Reply Templates to Save You Time at Work

 

Do you love sending email? Do you adore spending time writing out very similar messages time and time again? No, neither do we. Here at SaneBox, we’re all about making email more efficient and effective. Together with our friends over at Reply.io, we believe there’s one big change you can make right now that will save you tons of time, effort, and finger-fatigue — business email templates.

 

Here’s the SaneBox Scoop on how to set up and use email templates to create and reply to messages quickly and with minimum fuss.

The Benefits of Going Paperless — Tips for Reducing Your Paper Footprint

The Benefits of Going Paperless — Tips for Reducing Your Paper Footprint

We’ve all seen the requests at the bottom of emails, “please consider the environment before printing this email.” It’s a worthy thing, too — paper use has been increasing rapidly over the last twenty years. Here at Sanebox, we think it’s important to treat the environment with respect and minimize how we use natural resources. That’s why we put together this handy guide on minimizing your paper footprint.

 

Here are some practical steps you can take right now to reduce the amount of paper you’re using.

Email Reminders — Your Secret Weapon to Get Things Done

Email Reminders and March Madness — Your Secret Weapon to Get Things Done (1)

 

Imagine the situation — sport is your life, your passion. You spend every weekend at local games, in the evenings you voraciously consume games on ESPN. You want to take part in the company sports league. Then, something happens. Maybe you get a promotion at work, or one of your kids is sick. Perhaps you’re planning for a vacation or applying for a job, life gets in the way.

Why Batching Your Email Read and Response is the Most Effective Way to Get Things Done

Why Batching Your Email Read and Response is the Most Effective Way to Get Things Done

 

Do you dream of the day when your email inbox is empty? Do you wish you could be just a little more productive when it comes to email? Does the sight of your “unread email” counter will you with a cold dread? Well, friends, fear not. Here at SaneBox, we’re on a mission to make managing email faster and more effective.

We’ve already talked about better email subject lines and the “two minutes to done” rule. Today we’re going to add another tool to your email-slaying toolset — the science of batching and improving your response time to email. Read on to get the SaneBox Scoop on how this simple technique will make managing email much easier and help you to be more productive.

Letter from our CEO

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We started SaneBox back in 2010 to help people take back control of their email. We had 6 rules that drove us:

 

  1. SaneBox has to be as secure as humanly possible
  2. The customer shouldn’t have to do or learn anything new
  3. SaneBox has to work everywhere people check their email
  4. SaneBox has to get better over time
  5. SaneBox has to be so valuable that people will happily pay for it
  6. Customer data should never be a source of revenue

 

These points are still as important and critical to our mission as the day we started building SaneBox. When we started, the Internet was in the freemium phase – nobody wanted to pay for anything online, and it was very unhip to charge for your web service. But, we thought that thinking was short sighted.  After all, if you are not paying for the product, then you ARE the product.

How to Ask for Time Off and Have Your Manager Be Totally Cool With It

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Like many workers, you probably spend some of your time at work thinking about not being at work! If that’s the case, how do you go about requesting time off in a way that works for you, your boss, and your team? We’re glad you asked, because here comes the SaneBox scoop on the best way to email your manager to request time off.