9 Email Productivity Secrets That Will Get Your Life Back - Deepstash
9 Email Productivity Secrets That Will Get Your Life Back

9 Email Productivity Secrets That Will Get Your Life Back

Curated from: forbes.com

Ideas, facts & insights covering these topics:

8 ideas

·

23.4K reads

94

Explore the World's Best Ideas

Join today and uncover 100+ curated journeys from 50+ topics. Unlock access to our mobile app with extensive features.

Organize your emails

Create the following 2 folders:

  • Require Action besides simply responding.
  • Require Response. File emails here that you are unable to respond to immediately.

All other emails, once read, should go directly to their appropriate permanent files using rules.

441

3.86K reads

Unsubscribe

Unsubscribe

Unsubscribe from every list that doesn’t offer solid value for your business.

297

3.26K reads

Turn off email notifications

Interrupting a task with notifications leads to a loss of concentration and a decline in productivity levels.

Feel free to set up an autoresponder re-directing all urgent matters to your phone.

291

2.87K reads

Keep your responses short

  • What’s the main point of your email? 
  • What action do you want the recipient to take? 
  • What critical facts do you need to get across in your email?

Give yourself a limit to the length of your response and stick to it. 

382

2.71K reads

Use email rules

Rules are automatic actions your email software will take depending on what guidelines you’ve set up.

286

2.79K reads

Set a time

Choose a couple of times during the day when you’ll deal with your email. 

307

2.46K reads

Empty your inbox

Empty your inbox

Make sure you bring your inbox count down to zero so you can start fresh the next morning.

Any messages that still need to be dealt with should be either moved or responded to.

302

2.45K reads

Email signatures

Create email signatures ready to go to save time and annoyance when you’re composing or responding to emails.

294

2.98K reads

IDEAS CURATED BY

angelazz

Friend of animals everywhere. Hardcore internet enthusiast and avid reader.

Angela Z.'s ideas are part of this journey:

Managing Email Effectively

Learn more about timemanagement with this collection

How to avoid email overload

How to organize your inbox

How to write effective emails

Related collections

Read & Learn

20x Faster

without
deepstash

with
deepstash

with

deepstash

Personalized microlearning

100+ Learning Journeys

Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.

Email

I agree to receive email updates