Longer isn’t necessarily better when it comes to communicating via email. Rather than wading through lengthy emails from friends and colleagues, Shortwhale has developed a way for its users to tell the world how they prefer communicating online.
Shortwhale is all about customization. The web-based application doesn’t dictate how you, as the user, should set up your email account. Instead, it provides you with tools to let other people know how you’d prefer to communicate. Create your own Shortwhale page to let the world know your email preferences. This page should include an FAQ section, where many people will find the answers to whatever they were emailing you about to begin with. (For example, where to send press inquiries or how to apply for a position at your company.) Your Shortwhale page should also include instructions about how you prefer emails to be structured, along with a link to a contact form where messages are limited to 500 characters. Add a link to your Shortwhale page in your email signature, and you’ll be able to give the people you’re emailing clear instructions for how they should respond.
Shortwhale provides an easy way for people to explain how they would prefer to receive emails, and it doesn’t require access to a user’s email inbox. Messages that are sent through Shortwhale’s contact forms aren’t stored, and the application works with every email client.
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