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Why and When Email Encryption is Important for SMB Security

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

I can’t stop thinking about encryption.

Right after Google announced plans to release an extension to its Chrome browser called “End-To-End”, with the goal of facilitating easier email encryption, I found a postcard on the sidewalk. The postcard was addressed to a house three doors down from where I found it, so I simply took it there and dropped it in their mailbox. But, in the process of searching for the address, I inadvertently read the greeting — “Dear Aunt Sally.”

Having no interest in Aunt Sally, I read no further — but I could have — and that is the point of this blog. Unencrypted email can be less secure than sending a post card via snail mail.

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Quick Tips for Composing Better Emails

Caroline McKee

Posted by Caroline McKee
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

What's the point of email? Why do we send them?

It's simple, conceptually, email promises effective, convenient and easy communication...all at the touch of a button. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work out that way. Inbox overload, combined with our habits from texting and instant messaging, can cause the desired message and impact to be lost. And suddenly, emails become more of a hassle than a helpful tool.

Email communication is vital — especially in the realm of business communications — and despite promises to drive it to extinction (I'm looking at you, Slack), the truth is that email's not going anywhere anytime soon. Luckily, there are some easy habits and quick fixes you can adopt to step up your email game and ensure your messages are impactful.

Read on for a sneak peak of some of the tips included in our free Top 10 Best Practices for Good Email Etiquette tip sheet, plus a few additional tricks to enhance the power of your emails.

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