How I’ve Made Email my Secret Weapon - Deepstash
Creating a controllable inbox

Many people decry how awful email is. They feel that messages keep on appearing in their inbox as if they have no control over them.
The first step to a controllable inbox is to slow down the me...

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How I’ve Made Email my Secret Weapon

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Emails from unknown people are like strangers who show up at your office without an appointment. If you pay attention to them, you have to break your commitment to others.

Consider keeping y...

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  • Use an email service with a great search tool so you can find archived messages with ease.
  • Delete all those folders. If you use an email service wit...

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Sales pitches are personal emails without unsubscribe links. But if you don't respond, you can often get more email from them.

Set up text replacements. For example:

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Once you've got the flow of email reduced to messages that matter, it's time to clear the non-urgent out of your inbox.

  • Reply if a very quick reply is possible, like

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Actions you might take while processing:

  • Unsubscribe or block.
  • Reply where longer or more substantive replies are needed.
  • Forward/delegate things that need more subst...

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