Travelling and e-mailing. Not so long ago was the time when it would have been hard to imagine a person doing both at the same time. Today it is taken for granted that wherever you are and whatever you are doing, as long as you have access to the internet via a network service provider or a USB dongle, you can always send or receive an e-mail.
Since e-mails have become the primary form of formal communication – whether it involves friends and family or work – it makes accessing your mail, even while you’re on the road, very important. Now there are various gadgets and software applications that make checking your e-mails a breeze. Let’s have a look at some of them.
Software that helps to ensure effective emailing while travelling
Free E-mail apps:
If you’re checking your personal e-mail chances are that you’re availing a free service like Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, etc. These mail services have easily available and downloadable apps that are free and that will help you view you mail on a laptop, a mobile phone or a tablet.
Office E-mail apps:
If it is office mail that you will be checking then it is usually an e-mail address that your office has assigned specifically for you. You could either access it through a web browser on a laptop or tablet, or if your office has its own specific e-mail app, you could use that on your smartphone.
SMTP E-mail apps:
If you’re involved in online marketing, specifically e-mail marketing, you will need to download your SMTP provider’s app. This will prevent your travels from effecting campaign and will allow you to send your bulk e-mails. SMTP apps, depending on the provider, are available for download either as free or paid apps.
Gadgets that help to ensure effective emailing while travelling:
Low-cost or budget phones that support an internet connection:
It is not always necessary to have the most high-end, eye popping smartphone to access your e-mail. In fact you don’t even need a phone with 3G support as 2G works just fine.
Apple, Samsung, Nokia, HTC, RIM, Sony and many other companies have flooded the market with smartphones – from phones that are water and dust resistant to those that harbour excellent display. As long as it has a large touch screen and a decent processor the smartphone is the most flexible device to have on the go for checking your e-mails.
Made for those who travel, the big screen of a tablet is a boon for frequent e-mail checkers, especially if they have to go through many attached documents that may be too large to comfortably read on a smartphone.
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