Feb. 28, 2014 10:15 am

Use Shortmail to force people to answer e-mails, Quartz says

Photo via 410 Labs.

How should one write an e-mail that will guarantee a response?

The “partial solution,” according to, is Shortmail, which is a web app made by Mount Vernon-based 410 Labs:

The solution, or at least a partial solution, is called Shortmail. It’s an app out of a tiny, Baltimore-based startup called 410 Labs, and its premise is exceedingly simple: Shortmail only accepts emails that are 500 characters or less.

Shortmail has been around for several years now.

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