The hidden cost of free technology

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Back in late 2019 I met someone from Zoom who was visiting London. The company, then as now, offered free…

What should you put at the end of an email?

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Suzanne Moore, the Telegraphcolumnist, found it ‘deeply annoying’ when perhaps five years ago she noticed people putting ‘Kind regards’ at…

The terror of choosing the wrong email sign off

17 October 2020 9:00 am

The etiquette of ending an email

Why it’s so much easier not to speak to people

19 January 2019 9:00 am

I recently saw a series of photographs depicting a rural home in China. Pride of place in a grimly furnished…

You’ve got Gmail – whether you like it or not

Silicon Valley’s evil plan

20 October 2018 9:00 am

After months of trying not to try the exciting new version of Gmail, the exciting new version of Gmail tried…

Turmeric is the hero herb – an all-natural, vegan alternative to common sense

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Dear customer, we are invading your privacy and sending you this unsolicited email in order to tell you that you…

Real life

23 September 2017 9:00 am

BT have just put the phone down on me for asking them to stop sending me junk mail, which is…

The most dangerous word in the digital world is 'send'

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it, tweeted Jon Ronson, a man I’d never heard of until…

Email needs eugenics

12 September 2015 9:00 am

You won’t read much about Sir Francis Galton nowadays because, while it’s inarguable that the man was a giant in…

Why Hillary Clinton always seems to have an inbox full of scandal

14 March 2015 9:00 am

There are fresh accusations levelled at her every week. Will they keep her from the Oval Office?

Dear Mary: I know an interior designer socially, but is it acceptable to ask her advice?

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Q. A close friend is dating a renowned decorator. Meanwhile, on a limited budget, I am trying to smarten up…

How to stop being scared of full stops

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Modern manners and the fear of the full stop

The question that Dear Mary refuses to answer

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Q. One of my best friends, who knows I don’t have a great social life at university, has a brother…