When you’re conducting outreach to a lot of people across a lot of touchpoints, it’s easy to end up in scramble mode. Have I already emailed this blogger or webmaster? When did I last contact them? Did they reply? Are they due for a follow up? Has anyone else on the team contacted them? By not having this information at hand at all times, you end up wasting time searching through email and excel, you reach out to people who other team members have already contacted, and you miss out on follow-ups that could lead to links and buzz.
To help with this, we’re happy to announce a major improvement to the way that BuzzStream helps you keep track of your communications with your contacts. BuzzStream now integrates seamlessly with Gmail, MS Exchange and other standards-based email servers, so all emails sent between you and your contacts are automatically added to their contact records. No need to remember to bcc or forward emails. No need to manually add notes to BuzzStream contacts. Once you enter your email information in BuzzStream, just send your emails and BuzzStream will take care of the rest.
Here’s how it works:
- Go to the My Info page in your Settings, select your mail provider and enter your mail settings.
- Once you’ve added your credentials, BuzzStream will periodically check for new emails between you and your contacts (approximately every hour)
- Any emails that are found are automatically attached to the record in BuzzStream
That’s all there is to it! For more information about setting this up, take a look at the FAQ.