Shortmail is a new experiment that aims to transfer the idea of “microblogging” (very short entries) from Twitter to email . For this, it has a very simple interface , focused on chain messages with different contacts and short emails. Specifically, Shortmail allows you to use a maximum of 500 characters per email. So that you can get a more concrete idea of what this means, it is almost the same space used to write these lines.
This mail service starts from the need to have a Twitter account to which it is linked. Once inside, the possibility of importing contacts from Twitter and also from Gmail stands out (for this you have to go to "Account" and then to "contacts" ). Then, at the bottom, the contacts are placed in alphabetical order , a division that can be a bit heavy since you have to click on each letter to reach the different names (it would have been easier if they had been placed in a drop-down list at which can be accessed by the letter or by lowering the screen).
Within the messages, simplicity prevails , since it is not possible to add any type of attachment , neither image nor document (what can be added are links ). On the left side of the screen we have the different contacts with whom we have shared messages. These are placed on the right hand side of the screen in the form of message threads, and can be responded to quickly by simply clicking on the message.
One of the last options that should be highlighted in this service is the possibility of integrating it with different mail servers , for which you have to use the data that is in "Account" and then in "Advance" . In this advanced box are also the messages that have been quarantined for exceeding 500 characters (both output and input). These messages can be viewed by simply clicking on them.
In short, a program that tries to transfer the Twitter universe to email, useful for those who have become used to microblogging, but insufficient to be used as a normal email service .