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Pre-sort, sort out, throw away
Most of the mails reach me daily in my spam folder or the trash. A good spam filter is worth gold.
In addition, it is recommended to sort mails before. Most mail programs offer rules that ensure that incoming messages are automatically moved to a corresponding folder after a short check of previously defined criteria, such as subject, sender or keyword.
How to sort eMails?
Possible subfolders are, for example, social media, waiting, accounting or newsletters. These notifications I can then control when I want it. They land in an appropriate folder and do not populate my inbox.
In addition, I regularly receive emails that require quick action, such as ordering my audiobooks or attending seminars. Since I know the content and the necessary actions of these mails exactly, I have created a rule so that these are also automatically moved into a corresponding collection folder.
Thoroughly sort out
I then edit it once a day. This takes about 30 seconds per mail and for the entire folder a maximum of five minutes. The advantage is that I do not have to search the mails in the inbox and can edit them en bloc.
Sort all the newsletters that you do not read regularly or which do not provide you with any relevant information. Also, set up RSS feeds and similar news systems only for the information you are actually interested in.
No chain letters anymore
If you have friends who send you chain or fun emails, let them know that you are just trying to get the big amount eMails that you receive daily. Tell them that while you are pleased that they are thinking of you, you do not want to receive this kind of news in the future.
Some people will be hurt, but sooner or later they will get over it. Others will continue to be such eMails send. Then create a filter to push it straight to the trash.
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