[Email Tip] Where did that URL go again?

There’s nothing more non-productive than digging through emails looking for that all-important link that someone sent you a while back, when you actually need it now. That’s what Bookmarks are for, right? But what if you’re not at your own computer, or you’re like me and you use several computers with multiple browsers? As it turns out, Rackspace Email solves this problem. If you have a Rackspace Email account and you use the Webmail interface, you’re all set. Just use Tasks! Tasks?

Yes, within Webmail there’s a tab called Tasks which allows you to manage multiple lists of items you want to track, ostensibly for things like groceries, books you intend to read, to-do items, or episodes of the West Wing you somehow missed. Personally I created a list called “My Bookmarks” where I store items like “#Rackspace Email & Apps – http://www.rackspace.com/email_hosting“. This is the cool part. Once my “bookmark” gets added to the list, the URL in it becomes a live link! To top it off, if I need to remember some obscure login for the site that I entered, I can put that information in the Notes section of the Task so it will appear when I rollover the little “note” icon on the left. I now have an always-available, fully functional, private Bookmarks list, complete with necessary authentication information.

As if all that wasn’t enough, I use Sync for BlacksBerry to put my Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks on my phone where I usually need them. Now when I use the Tasks application that came with my Blackberry Bold I can see a complete list of my Bookmarks (easily identified by a ‘#’ prefix) and even follow them using my mobile browser!

Are you using our Rackspace Email & Apps products in strange and productive ways? We want to hear about it!  Tell us using the comments section below.


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