Do you feel like this when you open your emails?

Last Update: April 18, 2021

Do you feel like this when you open your email inbox?


Are you met with just a few emails from close contacts, prospects and business partners?

Or does your email inbox have so many unread messages in it that it actually takes you a huge chunk of your valuable time to sort through them, read any important ones and delete the spammy, salesy junk messages?

Time for an Inbox Clearout!


This is a job I do every so often when I start to have more than about 15-20 unread messages in my inbox.

Unsubscribe!

If you are getting too many newsletter type emails then scroll to the bottom of the ones you no longer read and find the "unsubscribe" button.

Block

Sometimes unsubscribe doesn't work and in some cases it even notifies the sender that you are an active reader which means they send you even more email. In these cases find the "block sender" feature in your email provider to prevent the emails getting through.

Delete

Keep your inbox manageable by reducing the volume of messages in it. I have seen some people with inboxes with over 1000 messages in them! Some are several years old too, When you have finished with an email either delete it or use my final tip.

File

Create files or folders in your inbox. Create a folder for every category of email that you want to keep and move them from your inbox into the appropriate folder ASAP. You will also be able to find it quicker if you need it again.

Spending hours every day sorting through your email is a huge waste of time! Wishing you all an organised and productive week ahead!

Dave

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JeffreyBrown Premium
Great tips, Dave!

Jeff
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Dave07 Premium
Thanks Jeff. Hope you are keeping well
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JeffreyBrown Premium
You're welcome, Dave, and Yes, I am so far! Enjoy your new week!

Jeff
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FKelso Premium Plus
The email is indeed a problem, but the biggest part of mine is the number of WA messages I receive. I try my best to sort and pick out the ones that really interest me, but there are still far too many.

Not sure how to cut back on those. I've tried changing the guidelines for what I want to look at, but still get too many.
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Fran
Unfortunately with WA emails it seems like you either get them all - or get none.
The only way to reduce volume seems to be to reduce your network size.

Dave
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CarolMeador Premium
Hi Dave. I agree and love your images. I get a lot of sales emails that I just delete before opening new ones when I turn my computer on in the AM. I check the rest to see if I need to read them or not, and delete the jokes, etc. that aren't necssary. Then I read the remainder and store those that I need to refer to later in files. Have a great Sunday.
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Carol. If you are deleting emails from the same sender repeatedly then you need to actually open one and hit the unsubscribe link. It'll save time in longer run.
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CarolMeador Premium
I've been doing that for years, but right now I'm needing to delete jokes and casual stuff friends send me because of time constraints.
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Newme202 Premium
I never feel like this.
I hate for any emails to be in my inbox

So I have folders that I use daily to sort out all my incoming mails
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Simone
Sounds like you are very well organised indeed!
Saves your precious time for working on important stuff!

Thanks
Dave
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Newme202 Premium
It does save me time
Not fully organised
There is so .much room for improvements
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