Aren’t you feeling that just when you thought you had your email ‘under control’, you get pulled right back in? The onslaught of email on a daily basis, whether it be at the office or on home accounts is just ‘out of control’ for many of us. That’s why I believe we can never have too many suggestions for managing email.
A recent article by Jenna Wortham of the New York Times had suggestions that can be easily done by most of us. Below is a summarized list of those remedies for email clutter. As always, click the link at the end to read the full article.
- Go into the settings of your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn accounts and turn off the notification services.
- When you cannot ‘unsubscribe’ to emails you do not want from a particular source, setup filters that will direct them to a particular folder. This will give you an opportunity to read those emails at your convenience before you delete them.
- Setup Rules, which Flag emails from sources that need VIP attention. This will help you to not miss your most important emails that need immediate action, or attention.
- Try communicating with Twitter, text or use the phone with your friends and family. This will eliminate their need to send an email to you.
- Check your email often during the day to avoid getting a backlog. Then, reply immediately. Also archive frequently to avoid Inbox email clutter.
Email has become an integral – even essential – part of our communications capabilities. As such, everyone, including our Spam communicators, is trying to reach us via email. We have to find ways to manage/stem the daily influx. Check out the article. There are many more suggestions for handling email. How to Lighten the Crush of E-Mail – NYTimes.com.
I hope this is helpful 🙂