The Gmail Genius Issue #26 — This company will pay you for reading and replying to emails

Now you can earn cryptocurrency for opening your email
Formerly called, Earn is a service that allows users to charge cryptocurrency in exchange for reading and replying to messages. The price is collected in fiat American dollars, but dispensed to users in bitcoin.

11 first sentences that guarantee the rest of your email won’t get read
Jeff Haden, a contributing editor at Inc., says that if you’re sending a cold email, avoid a canned opening at all cost and find a different way.

Unanswered emails were the bane of my life – until I spent a month in search of inbox nirvana
The writer says she never felt in control of her emails, which is how she landed up with an inbox of 16,516 unread ones. So she finally did something about it.

Ann Friedman, Journalist and Podcast Host

Ann Friedman is a columnist for New York magazine and the Los Angeles Times. She co-hosts the podcast Call Your Girlfriend. Ann says that adding people to your email newsletter without consent is “the equivalent of barging into their house unannounced.” She told us more about her email pet peeves and offered a peek inside her inbox. Here’s an excerpt:

I use an “old” inbox view without the tabs on top, which allows me to see unread important mail up top, followed by everything that requires a reply (which I’ve already read and starred), and then unread bulk stuff below that. If I have 20-25 starred emails or less, I consider myself to be generally on top of things. So I suppose my philosophy could be called Inbox 25.

Read the full interview…