Do you ever lose track of important emails? Is your inbox cluttered with newsletters you no longer read or want to read but don’t have the time? Are you drowning in a sea of unread emails? If so, we’ve got some tips on how to organize your inbox….
There was a time when I would sit down in the morning to open my email and I would cringe, afraid to look at new messages piling into my Inbox already crammed full.
- Create folders for businesses, people or subjects that you receive frequent emails about and file those emails to their proper place immediately.
- Labels (Gmail) or Categories (Outlook) are also excellent ways of grouping emails concerning similar subjects together for easy searching and reference later on.
- Unwanted emails: If you are on lists that you did not sign up for, these are the first to go. Use the “Manage Subscription” or “Unsubscribe” links usually located at the end of the message.
- Next, look at the ones that you’ve been a long-time subscriber to. Are they still all pertinent to your life and do you still read them? If you haven’t opened them for a month or two, then they aren’t worth keeping. Remove yourself from these as well.