Taking Control Of Your Inbox

My inbox is out of control.. On average, I get about 500 e-mails a day! Overnight, I got 108 new e-mails.. It’s ridiculous.

So I decided to do something about it. I use Microsoft Outlook, not to be confused with the less powerful Outlook Express. Outlook has a “Rules and Alerts” section under the Tools pulldown which lets you create rules on how you’d like certain e-mails to be handled.

Since Twitter is by far my biggest offender, I created a rule that puts any e-mails with the subject heading “is now following you on Twitter!” into a Twitter folder, which I can review at any time. This way, I still get notifications in my inbox about Direct Messages and such, but I’m not getting bombarded with useless e-mails from Twitter spammers who keep following me (in hopes that I auto-follow back).

I manage over 40 Twitter accounts for our different businesses, so you can only imagine what I have to deal with! 🙂


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2 Responses to “Taking Control Of Your Inbox”

  1. Ryan says:

    Nice post, Using “Outlook express” one can easily mange his/her emails even if the traffic of mails is about 1000 mails a day…Outlook provides facility to creates rules and alerts for different mails ID’s using which you can easily manage your mail account…

  2. Vaibhav says:

    Well, I had to do much more than Rules and Alerts to take care of my email. I had to adopt a complete methodology for handling email 🙂

    It was utter chaos, and now its total bliss:
    http://blog.gadodia.net/taking-control-of-your-inbox-inbox-zero/

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