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Have you had one of those moments when you realized that you clicked Send just a bit too fast?
For instance, there might have been a bad typo. Usually, recipients overlook minor typos in emails. However, there are some other mistakes you may want to avoid, such as not adding the attachment you mentioned, spelling the name of the recipient wrong, forgetting to (B)CC someone, or typing a reply when you are angry.
So, can you take back an email that you’ve already sent? Read on to know all about unsending and recalling emails.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a new Amazon Web Service platform called Honeycode. I suspect for many agency owners, the thought of creating a web or mobile app to automate a manual process was well beyond their comfort zone. What I probably should’ve emphasized was that you should be thinking of whom you can get to do this for you, not how you can do it yourself.
This week’s article is along the same lines. Who can you find in your agency that would like to take on a project that could automate the flow and capture of information within your organization?
Automate Email Data Capture
Today’s topic is how to automate capturing transactional data contained in emails.
Finding and fixing spelling and grammar errors is an essential part of your online brand. In past TechTips, I’ve written about tools I use to make sure I catch as many of these issues as possible. I primarily use Grammarly to check and fix all of my articles for these types of mistakes. I’ve also written about the Microsoft Editor for Word as another option.
Your company website is another place you should make sure to find and fix any errors, including broken links. A broken link is a link to another website that no longer works. This is one of the most irritating problems I find on sites.
I have been the executor of the estates of several of my family members who passed away over the last several years. One of the difficulties in settling the estates was tracking down all the information needed.
The Life Insurance Policy Locator Service from the NAIC enables beneficiaries, executors, or legal representatives of a deceased person to locate life insurance policies and annuity contracts of their late family members, clients, or friends.
I recently received a press release from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance highlighting the benefit to consumers of the service. As of May 31, 2020, Tennesseans submitted a total of 1,102 requests to the NAIC for help this year, and more than half of those requests (678) were matched to life insurance benefits. In 2019 over $27 million was located for Tennesseans through this tool.
I was first introduced to programming as a freshman in college when I took a course on COBOL. Those are the days when I had to use punch cards to create our program. In the late 90s, I used a program called Clipper to develop applications using Ashton-Tate’s dBASE III. Both experiences made me realize I wasn’t that good at programming, nor did I like it very much.
Yet, being able to create computer programs to solve particular problems can be a helpful skill.
Today, it’s easier than ever to have an idea and be able to create a customized programmatic solution.
Amazon Web Services recently announced a new platform called Amazon Honeycode that is democratizing programming. Honeycode is a fully managed service that allows anyone with an account to quickly build powerful mobile and web applications – with no programming required.