Contest Results: Details and Comments

Right after the winner of MAPS.ME logo design contest was announced, a discussion of projects ensued in the comments section. We decided to join it and share some details on how we evaluated the logos, which ones made it to our top 10 and what exactly we liked about them.

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Enough with that: six reasons to switch from your default email app, as shown by myMail

Both Android and iOS have default email clients, and, admittedly, they are okay — for somebody who does not use email very often. However, if you check your email on your phone or tablet even once a week, you will certainly not be satisfied with a pre-installed app that “can do everything, but on a basic level.” Using a default email client is like eating with a plastic fork from a paper plate: you could suffer through it, but why should you? Especially when you know there is convenient tableware out there (and user-friendly and powerful email apps).

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Computer Games Players Overview by My.com

My.com presents the analysis of foreign market player profiles. The analysis is based on a study carried out in July 2015, using an online poll of 1947 gamers aged 13-44 from France (480 respondents), Germany (458 respondents), Britain (492 respondents) and the USA (517 respondents).

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Not a Nigerian prince? 20+ step comprehensive blueprint to avoid the spam filter and get your email read

You tweaked the margins until they were perfect. You rearranged the images several times to achieve the perfect flow. You proofread it for the 3rd time just to make sure. Then you slammed the “Send campaign” button and whoosh, your labor of love went out to the world.

Tick tock. 7 hours pass and you nervously check the stats. Only 3% opens? That’s weird. You’re used to hitting at least 15% in that time frame. You recheck. The open rates stay the same. The bad news is in: looks like your email was sent to spam.

The good news is, there are many preventative steps you can take to avoid this terrible fate. Here’s a comprehensive step by step breakdown of what you can do to make sure your email goes straight to the inbox every time. Continue reading Not a Nigerian prince? 20+ step comprehensive blueprint to avoid the spam filter and get your email read

Win Apple Accessories with a My.com Contest

Apple’s Developer Conference, WWDC, is happening next week and we’ll be there.

To celebrate, we’re giving away 2 Casetify prizes daily, while WWDC is taking place. For the chance to win:
1. Download the myMail app on your iPhone or Apple Watch
2. Share a photo of yourself using the app on Twitter or Facebook, adding the #myMail and #WWDC tags
3. Like and Follow My.com on Facebook and Twitter

We’ll have random drawings every day. We’ll be sharing some of our favorite images on Twitter and Facebook too – so keep an eye out there!

For more details, check out the rules.

Let us know if you’re attending, we’d love to meet up!

Study: My.com finds Millenials are Constantly Plugged in (U.S.)

Youngsters stand at the front end of today’s uber-connected world. Studies or chatting, shopping or dating, entertainment or work – everything happens on the go. We at My.com fully support living mobile and give our users the coolest solutions: MAPS.ME to save time, myGames to have some fun and myMail to get the things done.

But does mobile actually change digital behaviour of the new generation? My.com surveyed over a thousand users in the U.S. about their mobile habits – how much time do they spend using mobile internet, which platforms and apps prefer and what gadgets they carry. The findings are quite curious – “millenials” (users aged 13-24) are much more wired than older folks, but share the same risks and concerns about online behaviour. Continue reading Study: My.com finds Millenials are Constantly Plugged in (U.S.)

Top 5 World’s Unusual Places to Propose

St Valentine’s Day is the second best day (according to Chillisauce) to propose to the most important person of your life. It’s rather obvious – romance is very much in the air on the Day of Love. Choosing a place to propose is probably as much important as choosing a wedding ring. Paris, Venice, Juliet’s House in Verona and numerous islands are the most popular travel destinations to ask the most important question of your life. Nevertheless, if you don’t want to say “Will you marry me?” in some kind of ordinary place, here is Top 5 world’s unusual places to propose which you can find with the help of MAPS.ME.

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Email’s Rocky Relationship with Love

Channeling our inner Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud, we conducted a national survey on Americans’ email habits in their dating lives. Turns out they are snooping, hacking, cheating and breaking up – all over email! Many Americans are using email to spy on partners, sniff out infidelity and sever relationships. Love in the digital era is a cyber-battlefield, as our survey numbers prove: Continue reading Email’s Rocky Relationship with Love

Study: myMail Consumers are Uber Email Users on Mobile (U.S.)

In November 2013, we launched myMail in the US and later globally. Many have said that email is dead or dying and wondered why we would spend effort in this area. We have always believed that email is the perfect tool for communicating but had been around for a while without much innovation. It’s why we created myMail. We are not alone in this thinking for sure – and that is good for consumers as innovation in this area will continue to thrive.

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