Actually I am the very last person to give tips on controlling ones inbox. Mine is always full. I use Gmail for email, and have done for about 3 years. It is set to collect email that is sent to my ISP address.
Smart phones have in some ways revolutionized the way we interact with our inbox. I am a naughty scamp; I often check email when I am on the settee, in bed and even out and about. Where I go wrong is to star an item using my iPhone or iPad, because perhaps I want to read again on a bigger screen – my laptop perhaps. Of course that day never actually arrives and I have therefore a permanently chockablock inbox.
Back in March, I selected all email and archived the lot. I felt happy!, but before long I was back to old habits and a full inbox, so I have devised a simple plan.
- Read emails on any devise and delete them once read.
- If I want to look at something later move it to a folder marked – To Look At
- If I think of an idea or want to jot something down following reading my email, make a note in a notebook and then delete.
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The aim should be that at the end of every day the to look at folder and my inbox are both empty.