This month has been a mixture of new with old new. Phones – getting money from ATM’s via SmartPhones and the launch of the retro Nokia 3310. Marketing – using the latest software to follow up website enquiries with old fashioned postcards. Cars – making money out of the latest data, but an old fashioned fight to keep that data with the manufacturers.
Most providers allow you to add email addresses to a mailbox for free. This is really useful if someone leaves the business. It means you can quickly and easily forward email from these accounts onto you.
It often feels that it is not possible to get access to anything these days without giving your email address. Consequently, businesses often create additional and temporary accounts for very specific purposes. Such as a temporary email to communicate with a specific supplier or business, another account for a consultant or work experience person that was only with the business for a few weeks, a gmail account for Google+ are just a few examples… Once set up these accounts may be used only sporadically, so it is easy for you to forget them completely. So March is the month for checking for lapsed email accounts.