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How do I keep up with so many emails?

 
 
Reply Thu 30 May, 2013 07:40 am
Time management is a constant struggle. In particular, emails are always haunting me. There is no way for me to resolve everything in my inbox the moment it arrives. However once I put a star to come back to it, it sits untouched for far too long. Any practical suggestions here? This may not really be a one answer fits all kind of scenario...

Thanks everyone
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2013 10:15 am
@CFWLAdvice,
CF, that's a good q, one that has plagued me also. I thought a dozen new messages each morn was a nuisance until noting my Better Half's inbox with hundreds

Of course you can tag a source as "Trash," but still there's the feeling we'll eventually be overwhelmed. A kind of diffused cyborg gradually gaining dominance threatens eventually to make us its willing robots
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2013 01:21 pm
@CFWLAdvice,
If you are using gmail, there are several things you can do to help filter and sort the emails.

Gmail has the ability to filter mails based upon the sender or specific keywords. Once filtered, it has the ability to sort those emails into generic or custom labeled folders.

For example, I have several filters set up to capture the more common words in spam emails such as viagra and enhancement. Those get redirected to the trash file without me ever having to see them.

I also have filters set up for family members and those get redirected to a folder labeled family. Another filter and folder is set up for work-related emails. Another for vendor email subscriptions I wish to receive.

Anything that ends up in the generic inbox gets quickly dealt with by marking it as spam. If there are repeat occurrences in the inbox, they get added to one of the filters.

Once those folders are set up, you can also assign priority to them in the list of folders with the most important being at the top of the list.

The work and family folders get read daily, the vendor emails get read once a week. I couldn't tell you how many viagra emails I still get because I never see them.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2013 02:23 pm
@CFWLAdvice,
Check out SimplyFile.

I use it and it works wonders.
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