If you have ever tried to wrestle with an out-of-control inbox, then you know it can be a challenge. You receive countless emails every day, and if you don’t find a way to handle them all, it can be challenging to stay on task. How can you make sure that your inbox organization isn’t putting your productivity on the line?
We thought we’d share some of our favorite tips to help you keep your inbox in order. Let’s dive in!
One of the easier ways to reduce your inbox clutter is simply to send fewer messages. The less you send, the less you receive, at least in theory. If you want to avoid a lengthy email chain, it can help to simply call whoever you are planning to email, or even go visit them in-person if possible. Even a little practice like this can make a big difference with your inbox over time.
Sometimes you might subscribe to a newsletter that looks interesting, but only for the next couple of months. Afterwards, you still receive the newsletters in your inbox, but you just don’t open them, and they sit there getting in the way of other, more important messages. You should unsubscribe from newsletters that you have no interest or get no value out of. Most organizations or retailers will have a link in the bottom of the email that allows you to “Unsubscribe” from future messages.
Technology can make all the difference when you are trying to keep your inbox clear. In fact, we’d say it’s essential to keeping the more wasteful and dangerous messages out of your inbox. A spam filter is critical to this end, as it can prevent a significant number of messages from hitting your inbox entirely. You can also utilize an archiving system to ensure that the more important messages sent to you can be stored somewhere safe until you need them again, once more freeing up your inbox.
Managing your inbox doesn’t need to be complicated or difficult, and with Computerware on your side, it won’t be. We can help you implement and manage powerful and productive solutions that will address the common challenges of inbox management. To learn more about what we can do for your business, reach out to us at (703) 821-8200.
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Computerware has been serving the Vienna area since 1976, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.