Welcome to the 4th Office!
Whilst one of the most frustrating things in life is managing the millions of emails that flood your mailbox, we understand and accept that email plays an important part in life.
The 4th Office makes email sensible. It allows you to add only what's important to doing business, and you ignore the rest, so colleagues, clients and you yourself know that what's included, is important (and relevant!).
In order to add emails directly to your 4th Office InBox and Feed, you must create an 'email-in' address. This is the mail account you send/forward messages to, for them to be added to your Groups, Projects and/or Workstreams.
Creating an eMail from within the 'Feed':
Sending emails to external individuals is important when you're working on projects or business deals. The 4th Office will send emails directly, and save the email to the relevant Feed, so you maintain an audit trail. What's equally advantageous, is that any replies come straight into your InBox/Feed within the 4th Office, so you keep all eMail traffic in the location it's needed. This way, all Workstream members have equal transparency, and all can see the communications shared internally/externally.
Replying to an eMail directly from the 'Feed':
As well as creating eMail messages from your Feed, the 4th Office allows you to reply to messages received. Your replies can go to users internally as well as externally, and can contain attachments as well as body text.
Keeping eMails contained within your Feed serves a number of purposes as well as advantages:
- eMails are transparent, so all group members can see the communications that have passed back and forth.
- Users don't need to log into any Exchange or Web based eMail service to read/reply, it's all in the relevant Feed, and an audit trail is easy.
- Attachments are stored in your 'Drive' and as such contained within your work stream for all to reference/edit/act upon.