Decluttering My Inbox!

I was away on business last week, and it amazed me how much e-mail I really get. At home, I have Outlook open 24/7, so I don’t really see the full magnitude of what’s going on. But on my iPhone, it became clear right away that I’ve got a serious e-mail problem.

Now, spam is just a way of life, and despite our best efforts, a ton of crap still gets through. But Outlook does a pretty good job of putting that stuff in the Junk Folder, so it’s not a huge deal.

It’s the other “junk” e-mail that was flooding my Inbox. Stuff I signed up for long ago, but no longer had any interest in. Internet Marketers that forced me to sign up for their mailing list, venues that put me on their mailing list after purchasing tickets to an event there, and other crap like that.

So today, I decided enough was enough. I have started unsubscribing to every piece of “junk” mail that no longer serves me any purpose, in the hopes of reducing my incoming mail by 30% or more. Thankfully, most legitimate e-mails have an unsubscribe link at the bottom, and it’s fairly easy to get removed from these lists. We’ll see how it goes.

Don’t be complacent, take control of your Inbox today!

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