The emergence of email killed faxes and almost annihilated regular mail. Can this high-tech executioner be blasted out of existence by new technologies? Text messaging and social networks have been doing their best to get some revenge for the death of faxes and paper letters. They managed to make the email slightly less demanded but couldn’t get rid of it completely. Today, such new services as Slack and Asana are trying to wipe the need for email out yet again. However, email is still going strong. It’s clinging to life and not about to let go.
Email is vital to anyone’s virtual existence. You need it to sign up and verify a new account practically anywhere on the web. It’s used for notifications, alerts, reports, and, of course, marketing tricks. Your whole life seems to be tied to your email account so getting rid of it is not as easy as it might seem.
Email services consumers and businesses. While using it in order to plan the work of a team is becoming outdated, people still need it to sign up for all the “email enemies”, such as LinkedIn, Slack, and Facebook. The consumer, who is using social media for socializing, still needs the email address to receive notifications. Today, many services allow you to bypass the email use by offering you to log in with Facebook or LinkedIn. But you still need an email address for provider identification. You can also sign in with a phone number but it comes with some ownership issues, which email doesn’t have.
Some businesses are trying to fight emails since some studies show that email use at the workplace leads to productivity decrease and stress increase. That’s why some businesses are trying to take advantage of other communication options, which are created to boost productivity. The high volume of email messages usually makes it easy to miss important letters and leads to problems at the workplace.
Imagine That The Email Is Gone
All this fight for email annihilation can lead to work optimization but rob users of some very advantageous features of the good old communication service.
Email is easy to use, fast to setup and doesn’t cost much. It works virtually everywhere, including the most popular applications and devices. You’ll be hard pressed to find someone, who doesn’t have an email nowadays. Meanwhile, everyone uses different social media and team working services.
Email is a wonderful tool for marketing since it reaches the majority of a target audience for any business. While SSM is on the rise, it takes much more research and work than email marketing. Social media accounts can be changed, deleted, and closed while email usually stays the same for decades. Simple services, such as Email Validator by BytePlant can help businesses keep their email lists up to date. Email is mostly real-time and it keeps a list of new messages in view.
Since emails have been around for quite some time, the security issues have been extensively addressed. In the modern cyber-connected world, the security of communication is of utmost importance.
The email is not going anywhere any time soon. It’s too integrated into the world of a modern human being. It’s hard to imagine what can replace such a unified service. However, the progress is leaping forward. It’s hard to say what will be offered to the consumers and businesses next. In any case, with email gone, we have to be ready for some serious and often inconvenient changes.