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Email Organization

Q:  Do you have any suggestions for managing/organizing emails?
A: Email messages can be handled with the same principles I suggest for paper mail.  Here are a few thoughts:
1.) Constantly checking your email will interrupt your work flow.  I suggest setting up a designated time to address your inbox.
2.) Deal with each email as you open it.  This can be a quick response, file into a folder or send to the trash.  
3.) Productivity is key here so if you cannot reply with a brief answer consider making a phone call.
4.) Keep your inbox down to a minimum of 10-20 messages by creating labeled folders to store emails of importance.  As with paper, keep only what you need and purge every so often.
5.) Unsubscribe from offers and junk mail messages to keep your inbox uncluttered.

Getting Your Life in Order!
~S

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CAP January 24, 2014 at 04:49 PM
I found this awesome site that allows you to log into your email and it brings up all your subscriptions and you can choose to either unsubscribe from them or put them into a roll up. Then they are sent all in one bundle with little previews one time a day. This has helped me to significantly cut down on constant emails. I can also continue to look at new subscriptions as they come in and keep up with it:) It's called unroll.me It's pretty neat:) Hope that helps!

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