Communication

Host your own email with Google

If you happen to host a website with Spigot's hosting company Cinch, you'll know that we also provide email hosting with your account that is connected to your domain (e.g. joe@joes.com). It's a decent service, but very basic. And I mean very basic. Here's the account specs: We limit each hosting client to 5 email accounts, and each account has a mere 50mb inbox limit (We'll often bump those...

Dropping MobileMe

10/21/2011 Update: This is an article from 2009 about moving from MobileMe to Google for syncing of contacts, calendars, and email. While I did move away from MobileMe at the time, I've since transferred nearly everything back to Apple's iCloud (and loving it). If you're looking for info on switching from MobileMe to iCloud, try here: MobileMe to iCloud. ~ Bryan Is there life after MobileMe? About a month...

Chamber of Commerce Email List Update

Just a quick update on the Park City Chamber email list article from back in May. [caption id="attachment_1814" align="alignleft" width="372" caption="Big, green and explicit"][/caption] The plan was to take the 1200 or so contacts from the Chamber list and send one last unsolicited message requiring each recipient to explicitly subscribe if they wished to continue receiving the newsletter. (more…)...

Chamber of Commerce email lists

One of the many benefits of being a Chamber of Commerce member in Park City is access to the member contact list, including emails. This list contains over 1800 contacts, and at a time when the economy calls for a little belt tightening, it's a great resource for business owners who want to reach out to the community with an email newsletter. Nice list, what do I do with...

Collaborating with the competition

Recently I met for coffee with two local web designers, Greg Schmidt of GS Web and Nate Flint from Flint Digital. We met for an hour and a half of shop talk, getting to know each other a little better and discussing new techniques. It was very enjoyable, and we talked about doing it again soon, and perhaps even on some kind of regular basis. (more…)...

Better email communication: Part II

Tame the multi-pointed beast Note: Part 2 in a series on better email communication. Write better, get better results. Here's Part I. That beast above is called Hydra, a multi headed creature from Greek mythology. It was said to possess the ability to grow back any of its heads that happened to be cut off, and could spew poisonous fumes at its enemies. Hercules figured out that if you...

Better email communication: Part I

Imagine if Moses had come down from that mountain not with two huge stone tablets with 10 commandments for the people to follow, but with one small tablet, with a single commandment. Wouldn't have that been a lot easier to remember? I wonder if God thought 10 was a pretty concise number for a while, then realized his error and sent Jesus along to wrap all those commandments up...

First Hand: How to begin a blog

When starting a section on your site that you intend to update on a frequent basis, its a good idea to ask yourself a few questions first. As this is my first real post, I'll go ahead and use myself as a real life example to the process. Step 1: Pick your audience Often you'll hear that the first thing you need to do is figure out what you...

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