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**PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING** Tips & Tricks for Managing your Inbox

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**PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING** Tips & Tricks for Managing your Inbox

We would like this to be a discussion board for managing and keeping your inbox in peak form.


Some tips and trick that I’ve found helpful are:


  • Don't leave the email client open.
  • Process email periodically throughout the day, perhaps at the top of each hour.
  • First delete or archive as many new messages as possible.
  • Then forward what can be best answered by someone else.
  • Immediately respond to any new messages that can be answered in two minutes or less.
  • Move new messages that require more than two minutes to answer -- and messages that can be answered later -- to a separate "requires response" folder.
  • Set aside time each day to respond to email in the "required response" folder or chip away at mail in this folder throughout the day.


Start a discussion, have some fun. Feel free to provide any tips or tricks you use to manage your inbox.

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Re: Tips & Tricks for Managing your Inbox

Another good tip is to unsubscribe from lists and promo emails. Look for the unsubscribe link at the bottom of those emails.


If you occassionaly read certain lists, write a filter to automatically move those emails to a specific folder. For example I get emails from Moz, so I have a filter that moves those emails to a folder labeled Moz.