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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

How many job leads have you missed because of outdated email?

How aggravating would it be to hear about a job you missed out on simply because you changed jobs and lost your email address? Or how about when you change your ISP and lose your coveted "AOL" address? One sure way to safeguard against that is to register your own domain name (like JimStroud.com-wink), but if you are technologically adverse (or just not geeky enough to set this up) there is an alternative.

Return Path http://www.returnpath.com/ Return Path has a nice little grab bag of goodies. With this tool you can forward email from your old email address to your new one. Find email addresses for lost friends, notify contacts about your new email address and control your email such that you can see who has asked for your new email address and who you approved to have it.

Question: "How many contacts have you lost track of because of outdated emails?

Plaxo http://www.plaxo.com A very popular tool for this (if not THE tool for keeping contacts up to date) is Plaxo. They recently announced that in the six months following the launch of their flagship product in May 2003, more than 800,000 members in over 200 countries have downloaded and used Plaxo Contacts, which provides a simple and secure way to keep individuals' contact information up-to-date and complete.

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