Do you spend most of your time online dealing with your email? I know that I do and it makes me crazy. Since I’ve been so overwhelmed with my email I figured other people feel the same so I decided to do my own research project and see the best methods that I could find to organize my inbox. I’m sharing what I found so that maybe you can find the best way for you to organize your email. I’m giving them each a trial run to see which one that I can live with so that my email will be as organized as the rest of my digital files.
Have you heard all the talk about inbox zero and wondered what it is and how can you possibly do that? I have and decided to check it out. While what I found is that it won’t work for me, a lot of people swear by it. Here’s the best article that I found on how to incorporate their tips. https://www.self.com/story/email-management-tips
So on this quest for an organized inbox I ran into this article what gives you 13 Management Tools to Organize Your Email. https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/inbox-organization-tools. I love Tool #2 – Unroll.me and plan on utilizing it right away! I also like Tool #7 explaining Gmail Special Stars and Sortd takes that one step further. If you’re the competitive sort, you’ll like the Email Game. Since I’m not ready to use paid tools yet, I’ll be skipping the other ones.
Are you the type who loves a good challenge. Then this article – How to Manage Email Overload – Get Organized in 21 Days – will appeal to you. This is a two part article and here are the links to both parts.
Since when I get started organizing something, I want to finish it, I’ll be trying this one when I have plenty of time to go through each step and complete them one at a time instead of spreading it out over 21 days.
So, inconclusion, I really didn’t find one method that I liked and thought that I could live with. It made me think about putting together a training of my own. Maybe one for Outlook and another one for Gmail since those are the most used. What do you think? Would that be something that you’d be interested in? Please comment below and give me your thoughts.