November 15, 2016  3:43 PM

In honour of the greatest reply-all email meltdown of all time

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Email, Email management, email messages, Email response management, emails sending, Outlook email, Reply emails

Downtime has always considered itself the home of the unfortunate "reply all" email story. In recognition of the truth that we've all done it, many years ago we...

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February 20, 2015  12:23 PM

Colossus gets the ultimate accolade – its face (sort of) on a stamp

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Britain's contribution to computer history has received its ultimate accolade - Colossus, the world's first electronic computer, designed at Bletchley Park to help break secret German codes in World War 2, is to be featured in the latest set of Royal Mail stamps.

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April 9, 2014  1:55 PM

No emails after 18h00, we’re French

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Email, France

If a 35-hour work week and six weeks of paid vacation is not enough reason to move to France, the no email after 18h00 rule is pretty compelling all on its own.

A deal signed by tech industry employers and unions in France means many companies are now...

November 24, 2011  3:22 PM

Nowhere to hide in sight

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Email, Led, Messaging

Mobile technology means that there are very few places to hide and few excuses for not being available to friends, family, colleagues and managers.

If researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle are successful, however, it will be even harder, with text communications being...

October 28, 2011  11:22 AM

BT survey reveals 20% of UK adults have never sent an email

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
BT, Email

A BT survey of 2103 people has shown that 20% of adults are yet to send an email. Unfortunately the survey doesn't continue on to reveal how many of the electronic mail virgins actually knew how to or what an email was. 

The survey was carried out over the...

August 11, 2009  2:06 PM


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Email, nokia, Phishing

June 19, 2008  2:09 PM

Gastropods deliver mail in timely fashion

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Email, snails

snailmail.jpgCecil, Austin and Muriel are snails on a mission to deliver email at a snails' pace..... equipped with electronic equipment allowing them to send...

February 14, 2008  2:26 PM

Paper and the personal touch – better than email after all?

rfroley Profile: rfroley
Email, IBM, Messaging, Post-it

Post-it note reading better than email? stuck to a monitor displaying Outlook Some things don’t change. Back in the mid-80s when Bob Metcalfe and the guys at 3Com...

January 25, 2008  4:06 PM

Coder or cannibal? Friday is fear-day…

rfroley Profile: rfroley
celebrity, Coder, Email, killer, profile, Programmer, quiz

Coder or cannibal quiz Now I know that those of us working in the IT sector have not always been known for...

January 21, 2008  6:55 PM

Paxman’s pants leak – does the BBC need to up its IT security training budget?

rfroley Profile: rfroley
breach, briefs, E-mail, Email, knickers, leak, pants, privacy, private, underpants, underwear

Oh dear, oh dear. Another day, another data security issue in celebsville. Following on from news of BBC Top Gear car hack Jeremy Clarkson's touchingly naive approach to data security,...

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