We have created a dedicated email server to host email accounts on. Any hosting accounts created will now have the website hosted on a web server, and the email accounts hosted on our email server. You won’t feel a thing - your emails will appear just the same as before!
I just wanted to quickly share a good GMail setup I am trialling to help me stop checking email all the time which can be very counter productive (this is a follow up to my Blog asking what the best email client is for GTD which I have come to the conclusion does not exist!). This little tip could be used for any email client which instantly checks and notifies you of new email. Windows clients like Outlook should have a control to stop checking email so you wont need this.
In a recent post I talked about searching for a perfect task management system to help organise my work project and tasks with the goal of becoming more productive. I have since started to use Todoist, and although lacking in some areas, it is so far the best Task Manager I have found to suit my needs. Integrating with my GMail is crucial and this was one if it’s selling points.
Here’s a quick explanation of how email accounts provided by most website and email hosting providers work (such as us), where and how your email is stored, issues that may occur and some recommendations for different uses.
I’ve wasted hours and hours trying to find a perfect task management system. There are many task management systems out there, with Remember the Milk (RTM), Google Tasks and Todoist all coming to mind… but not a single one I have tried seem to have a crucial component which is email integration. Maybe it’s a bad time for me, I understand there are Google/Greasemonkey issues and also add-on issues with Firefox 3.6, both of which task manages use to integrate their systems into email, but the developers have had long enough to fix these known issues, so maybe they just aren’t good enough.