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How to Quickly Unsubscribe from Emails

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If you’ve had your email address for any length of time, you’ve probably used it to sign up for all sorts of services – newsletters, coupons, store savings cards, and more. And while it’s helpful to receive information like this in our email, it creates its own sets of problems – like a cluttered inbox.

As time goes one, there will eventually come a time where you’ll want to unsubscribe from everything, or simply create a new email address to avoid dealing with all this extra email.

However, the problem with manually unsubscribing is that it is time consuming, often requiring multiple clicks and accessing different webpages, to take yourself off a mailing list. And creating a new email address isn’t much better, because of the time it takes to educate your important contacts on the change.

So what do you do when you need to mass unsubscribe from emails? Depending on your email address, you have a few options.

Use a Service

Unwanted email from mailing lists is now such a large problem that services are being created to help you easily and quickly manage everything. Generally, all you have to do is sign up with a service, follow a few prompts, and they’ll manage the rest.

Currently these types of services are only available for web-based email accounts such as Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL, etc. Check the particulars of each service to determine which service interfaces with which email.

Services that handle unsubscribing include:

Swizzle

Unlistr – for iPhone / iPad only

UnsubscribeDeals

Unroll.me

Use Your Email Program’s Filtering Options

Many email programs will allow you to filter your inbox just by searching. To quickly and easily sort your mass mailings and newsletters, try searching for the term “unsubscribe” to pull up a list of all emails with an unsubscribe link.

Of course, you will still have to manually unsubscribe from each mailing list, still making the task a little time consuming.

These are just a few ways you can easily unsubscribe from mass emails. Do you have a favorite way to easily unsubscribe from services? Leave us a comment to let us know your tricks.


Julie Strier is a freelance writer who wants to help make your email easier to find. Email: julie@mybusinesswriter.com. Website: www.mybusinesswriter.com.

PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts

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Do you make a lot of presentations in PowerPoint? Then this post is for you. Here’s a bunch of our favorite keyboard shortcuts, guaranteed to help you navigate the program more easily.

* Denotes a common program command

CTRL + B: Bold*

CTRL +C: Copy*

CTRL + I: Italic*

CTRL + E: Center Paragraph

CTRL + J: Justified Paragraph

CTRL + K: Create Hyperlink

CTRL + L: Let-Aligned Paragraph

CTRL + R: Right-Aligned Paragraph

CTRL + U: Underline*

CTRL + V: Paste*

CTRL + X: Cut*

CTRL + Z: Undo*

CTRL + Drag (the mouse): Create a copy of the selected text.

CTRL + Shift + F, then use up / down arrows to select font, press Enter when done – Change Font Size

CTRL + Shift + P: Change Point Size

CTRL + Shift + Z: Plain Text

CTRL + Shift + >: Increase Font Size

CTRL + Shift +<: Decrease Font Size

Shift + F3: Toggles selection through lower case, upper case, and initial caps

F5: Start a presentation from the beginning

F7: Spellchecker

<Number> + Enter: Go to slide <number>

PowerPoint Shortcuts to Use During Presentations

F5: Start presentation from the beginning

A or Equals Sign (=): Show / hide arrow pointer

B or Period (.): Display blank black slide / return to the presentation from a blank black slide

E: Erase on-screen annotations

H: Go to the next hidden slide.

M: Use mouse-click to advance while rehearsing

N, Enter, Page Down, Right Arrow, Down Arrow, or Spacebar (choose one): Advance to next slide / perform next animation

O: Use original timings while rehearsing

P, Page Up, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Backspace (choose one): Return to previous slide / perform previous animation

R: Re-record slide narration and timing

S: Stop / start automatic presentation

T: Set new timings while rehearsing

W or Comma (,): Display blank white slide / return to the presentation from a blank white slide

<Number> + Enter: Go to slide <number>

ATL + Q: Stop media playback

ALT + P: Play / pause

ALT + U: Mute

ALT + Down: Decrease volume

ALT + END: Next bookmark

ALT + HOME: Previous bookmark

ALT + Up: Increase volume

ALT + SHIFT + Page Down: Seek forward

ALT + Shift + Page Up: Seek backward

CTRL + A: Change pointer to an arrow

CTRL+E: Change pointer to an eraser

CTRL + H: Hide pointer and navigation button immediately

CTRL + M: Show / hide ink markup

CTRL + S: View the All Slides dialogue box

CTRL + T: View computer task bar

CTRL + U: Hide pointer and navigation button in 15 seconds

SHIFT + F10: Display shortcut menu

SHIFT + TAB: Go to last / previous hyperlink on slide

TAB: Go to first / next hyperlink on slide

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Julie Strier is a freelance writer who wants to help you use your software more efficiently. Email: julie@mybusinesswriter.com. Website: www.mybusinesswriter.com.

The Benefits of Using a Large File Transfer Service In-House

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Screenshot of In-House File Transfer Service – sensitive information redacted.

You and your team worked hard on a project, and now you’re ready to deliver it to the client. But the deliverables include several large files that are too big to send via email. What do you do?

If you are like many businesses, you’ll probably turn to a file transfer service, like Drop Box, SkyDrive, or Google Drive to share the files. However, there are a ton of inherent problems with going this route, most of which involve lack of security and control on a third-party system.

But did you know that there is a better way to transfer files? You could host your own large file transfer service in-house and remove many of the issues involved with third-party services.

Here are just a few of the many advantages to running your own file transfer service.

Faster Service

When large file transfer service software runs in-house, transferring files is much faster for you and your staff.

With a service of this type everything remains in-house, which means whether you’re delivering files to a client, or downloading files a client sent to you, the files are already on your network.

Instead of you having to wait on a service and the slow speed of the internet to access your files, simply access the large file transfer service and grab what you need quickly, over the faster speeds of your internal network.

However, this is a benefit for in-company users only, as employees or clients logged into the service remotely will still be limited by their internet speed.

Share Larger Files

While the third-party file transfer services work in a pinch, there are usually stipulations on the amount of data you can send for free. Most services give you about 2 gigs of storage space before charging you.

However, 2 gigs doesn’t go far when you’ve got large files to send somewhere. Instead of paying the third-party provider to increase your tier level to allow you to send larger files, why not setup an in-house system?

Typically, hosting your system in-house is cheaper than what you would spend with the third-party providers, and you won’t ever have to worry about which tier your account is on, and how much data you can send.

With an in-house large file transfer service, you can send up to 35 gigs at one time without paying any extra. And, there are no reoccurring monthly fees outside of your normal network maintenance costs.

Increased Security

By hosting your file transfer service in-house, you’ll also gain some extra security features.

Remove Worry

With third-party systems, your information and files live on someone else’s servers, and you don’t have control or say so over what they do with their computers. Sure, they may have everything outlined nicely in their Terms of Service (TOS), but when it comes down to it, how much of a guarantee is there really that your data is safe?

Instead, keep your data on your network and you’ll never have to worry about what’s going on with your files.

Security Through Obscurity

If a hacker wants to attack a file sharing system, who are they going to target? Your company, or someone big like Microsoft (who runs Sky Drive)? You guessed it, they’ll go after the big guys every time.

In this way because you’re a small fish in a very large pond, you won’t have to worry about being attacked the same way the big guys do. Oddly enough, it’s because of your obscurity that your security is increased. You’re simply not on their radar.

However, in the event that someone does try to attack, your files are protected behind your firewall, safe from intrusion.

These are just a few of the reasons why we prefer an in-house large file transfer system to a third party alternative.

Do you have concerns about hosting a file transfer system on your network? Give us a call today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.


Julie Strier is a freelance writer who likes to help make large file transferring easier. Email: julie@mybusinesswriter.com. Website: www.mybusinesswriter.com.