It is a great pleasure to have you as a member of our growing LifeLinker family. Thank you for joining.
This is the first of what will be monthly newsletters from us, your Member Support Team, keeping you up to date with your Membership and how to best use LifeLinker.
As you probably know, we’re in the process of early open beta testing. You and your fellow LifeLinker members are giving us lots of helpful feedback and suggestions about how we can make the system work better for you – thank you. We’ve adopted several of these already (including this new monthly newsletter). Please keep telling us how we can improve further.
We have two pieces of news to share with you this month – a great new LifeLinker feature, and a competition that everyone can win.
1. Great New LifeLinker Feature
We’re making small tweaks and improvements to LifeLinker all the time, and occasionally, we release big new features that we’re really proud of and keen to tell you about.
We think you’ll love this new feature. It is a great new way to grow your network of contacts – the people you share news and updates with, the lifeblood of your LifeLinker membership.
You have always been able to add contacts to your network one by one, by simply typing in their first name and email address on the Import/Add Contacts Page. For faster creation of multiple contacts, you can also bulk import all the email addresses in your Gmail or iCloud or Yahoo/AOL/Microsoft/etc address books, then choose which ones you want to add to your network and which ones aren’t relevant or appropriate. We have a help page that shows you how to do these things.
Now, for the new way. Any time you get an email from anyone who you think would be good to add as a contact, or who you might wish to appoint as another of your Agents (the people who can manage your account in your absence, or if/when you should pass), all you need to do now is to simply forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and the system will automatically do everything else for you.
How easy is that! The system works out who you are and who you wish to add, and does it for you. There’s no need for any extra covering note at all. Just forward emails to these automatic addresses and let the system do all the rest.
(And, don’t worry, the contents of the email remain private – no-one ever gets to read it and the email is only on our system for a couple of seconds while being processed, then is deleted.
2. A Competition Everyone Can Win
This is a great competition – everyone can win, and all you have to do to win is something you should be doing anyway.
It is important that you appoint multiple Agents to manage your account if (or, eventually, when) you are unable to do so yourself. All your contacts are relying on your Agents to send them timely advice of such events.
We urge everyone to have at least two Agents, and recommend they should have plenty more. That way, if one Agent is out of town and out of contact, another Agent has computer problems, and a third Agent is in some other way not able to respond quickly, a fourth Agent would still be available if/when they were needed.
So, here’s our competition. If you appoint three or more Agents, between now and 15 November, then we’ll send you something that might one day become a rare and valuable collector’s item – a nice pen with the LifeLinker logo and some tongue-in-cheek text on it; one pen for every Agent that you add, up to a maximum of seven.
Three rules – first, your Agents must of course accept your request to become Agents for you, and in turn have at least two Agents to look after their account (you could be one of the two). Second, if you live outside the US you can still participate, but if you win, we ask you to pay the postage costs to get the pens to you. And third, supplies of pens are limited (we have less than 1000) so the sooner you send in a claim, the more certain you are to be awarded some pens.
Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us when you want to claim your prize. Make sure you have your address in your profile so we know where to send your pens.
We’ll be back just after Halloween with your November newsletter, meantime, please get in touch with us any time if we can help.
David and your LifeLinker team.