Mobile friendly web needs mobile friendly mail

I’m easily frustrated by email. With it being Close to Xmas, I find myself buying a number of gifts online each of which results in one or more emails being sent to me during the process. What didn’t work in this particularly occasion was the consistent presentation. I was able to order (from Boots the chemist) using a mobile friendly site. This mobile experience wasn’t quite perfect, but certainly a reasonable and functional. The thing is, it was let down significantly when the confirmation emails (yes – more than one) were all formatted for a large screen. Really – if you are going to make your retail website mobile compatible, don’t forget to make the associated communication mobile friendly also.

What should an email unsubscribe form contain?

Having encountered Dell’s ridiculously long email unsubscribe form today, I took a few moments to think about what content an email unsubscribe form needs to collect or verify.

Just an email address.

Nothing more.

TrueCrypt is no longer secure? I just attached my encrypted files to my LastPass vault.

With TrueCrypt apparently no longer secure, my favourite method of transporting files securely on removable media needs some reconsideration. Until it becomes clear whether the insecurity is genuine or not, I’ve decided that for the time being it’s adequate for me to instead attach any files I want to keep safe to secure notes in my LastPass vault.