Discussing :: How do you sort your inbox?

#1

How do you sort your inbox?

I have folders for different things, including subscriptions, which helps keep myself semi-organised in this age of digital communication.

It's a pain when personal e-mails are mixed up with all the subscriptions like the one day deal sites, airfare specials, and who knows what else!


I use a mac. Really important ones I drag to my desktop which reminds me to do something. Otherwise I use flags. One more point, someone once told me to touch each piece of paper once, I find this works with emails quite well. I get about 80-100 a day so I try to sit down first thing and action them all. Then I know they've been dealt with.

#2

i use folders and when the job is done move the emails into an appropriate category.

I also us e the flag option in outlook to remind me of things i need to do latter.

#3

Yes - the flags are good! It saves having to mark something as 'unread' again just to remind you to read/do something.

#4

I zero my inbox twice everyday, we've got our corporate account on a gmail platform to so it's just archive each email once I've dealt with it and if I need to look it back up again I can use the search function (even for phrases within the email!)

#5

My email is pretty messy. i use my old Hotmail account to take the blow of all the spam then have a Gmail which i only give to people or for other important things. then i have Windows Live Mail to bring it all to one place, which i understand Gmail can do for me, but i haven't bothered sorting that out.


You can use folders in hotmail and 'sweep' all e-mails to these folders etc. Quite handy if you want to sort the spam!

#6

definitely use folders and rules to get rid of all the crap

#7

Folders galore! And labels. Oh Gmail, you make things so easy!

#8

I don't. It's incontrollable!

#9

Good to read of systems that help tame the beast though I haven't worked out how to sort my stuff out as yet. I live in hope that it doesn't take over my life though it has a large stranglehold already. I'll be watching this for any hints that might work for me.

#10

At work I have several folders and filters redirecting emails I get. But in my personal email I let everything just filter in and sit where it landed. On days when I'm feeling particularly adventurous, I'll search my inbox for those notice emails that I get weekly from various sources and archive them like nobody's business. Because, let's face it, if I haven't looked at it in a month then I likely won't look at it ever again. Unless it's important. Those things get stars.

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