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PoliteMail for Outlook

What’s the Difference

Between PoliteMail and email broadcasting solutions like Lyris or ExactTarget?


Unlike complicated broadcast email marketing products, PoliteMail enables Outlook users to create, send and measure branded email communication to lists and groups of external or internal contacts.

No Complicated Process, No Communications Bottlenecks

Other more complex tools require dedicated, trained personal to learn and operate them. Sending an email message becomes a complicated process to build, approve and send, what should be a simple email. Why not empower your communications personnel using Outlook, and put an end to all the waiting and resource dependencies?

Leverages Your Existing Outlook/Exchange Infrastructure

PoliteMail enables you to create, send and track email right from Outlook, using Exchange server, without changing the email process. No complicated software to learn, no outside services required. PoliteMail adds simple tools to your corporate standard email program- Microsoft Outlook.

Ideal for Internal Employee and Partner Communications

With PoliteMail, simply send to your existing Exchange distribution groups and Active Directory lists as your normally would in Outlook, no imports/export/update processing required. Now send, track and measure your communication results with ease. Your internal email stays internal, there are no outside mail servers to deal with, which means your email gets delivered and you gain 100% open and click tracking. Now you’ll know exactly who received your email and took the desired action, who didn’t- and effectively follow-up with each segment.

Create and Share Branded, Standardized Communications

Whether you need to send a simple text email with links and a signature, or a professional style HTML email, PoliteMail helps you take advantage of both. Outlook compatible HTML templates and tools allow you to easily build your own impressive email pages with logos, banners, colors and fonts, or import your existing HTML frameworks, then edit content right in Outlook. Easily manage and share standardized templates with your team, using the PoliteMail content library in Outlook.

On-Premise Corporate Solutions, Without Per Send Fees

Because PoliteMail for Outlook and the PoliteMail Server are available as licensed software built on standard Microsoft platforms, you can install and run PoliteMail inside you own network operations center, behind your corporate firewall. Email and tracking data stays within your network, with no outside servers, providing the data security your IT department wants, within a fixed budget, and without any additional monthly service charges for send volume.

But Don’t take it From Us, Hear What Our Customers Have to Say!

“There is a reason why Outlook is on every desktop-a complex email broadcast tool has its place-but our employee and partner facing people don’t benefit from a complicated email process. We like PoliteMail because it’s simple, and all my people can use it.”
-V.P. Communications, Worldwide Leader in Networking

“They wanted tens of thousands for a few users, plus 1.6 cents per email, so I think the PoliteMail solution makes a lot more sense for a lot less dollars.”
-IT Administrator,
Global Logistics & Transportation Provider

On Measuring Employee Engagement

With Gallup’s latest “State of the Global Workplace” report revealing that 63% of the world’s workforce are not engaged – and a further 24% are actively disengaged – employee engagement is as hot a topic as ever.

A recent Ragan article points out four new ways to measure staff engagement levels, as methods such as surveys, mood monitors and focus groups have become increasingly outdated, unpopular and perhaps not entirely accurate.



How a member of staff interacts with others is a good indication of their level of engagement in the workplace. A person’s colleagues significantly affect how they feel, act and operate on a day-to-day level, and the ratio of highly-engaged to lesser-engaged workers impact overall morale.



Similarly, the number of close or strong connections an employee has at work affects their level of engagement. Regular interaction with co-workers increases engagement, and variability is important, exposing employees to different ideas and inspiration outside of their immediate day-to-day network.


Management quality

Generally speaking, the more time an employee gets to spend with their leader or manager – either direct or organizational – the higher you can expect their engagement levels to be.



Having an irregular or disorderly schedule will drastically reduce engagement levels, as will too many distractions in the workplace. Engagement can be determined by the amount of ‘meaningful work’ that an employee is able to do between meetings, events and so on.

Read the full article here: http://www.ragan.com/InternalCommunications/Articles/49278.aspx