How do you feel every morning when you open your mailbox? Does it appear like an unending e-mail flood? Each new day brings heaps of new e-mails from friends, colleagues and family, marketing newsletters, Groupon and the biggest e-mail overload culprit – spam. You feel like throwing the hat and giving up. Perhaps this is the easiest way to escape from this flood.
Moreover, navigating across this e-mail desert makes you come across majority of irrelevant e-mails and virus ridden attachments, which unnecessarily clutter your inbox and make your computer slow. However, if you practice certain easy-to-follow rules, then you can make sure that your e-mail inbox doesn’t ooze unnecessary e-mails.
Lest take a look at things to do:
Turn off those social media notifications
Trust me. E-mail notifications from your Facebook and Twitter accounts are the prime culprits for causing unnecessary e-mail overloading. The most effective solution is turning them off. Try this and you will notice a 50% drop in your new e-mails every day.
Don’t revert to a mail if your heart says so!
There is no such hard and fast rule that you need to revert to every e-mail in your inbox. You have the option to trash the ones which you find irrelevant and out of context. It will in turn save your time as well.
Do not subscribe to each and every newsletter.
The truth is, with each newsletter you subscribe to, the chances of e-mail overload and spam mails go up even higher. Like they say “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure” make sure you follow the same and prevent yourselves from signing-up for too many e-mail newsletters.
Regulate your time spent on e-mails
Don’t waste your precious time reading and replying to e-mails. It’s like a maze. The more you get inside it, the deeper it will become. Hence fix certain times of the day when you should access your e-mail. This will regulate your inbox and avoid e-mail overload. Also ensure to keep minimal conversations on e-mail.
Following these simple rules will help you regulating and managing your e-mail inbox without any hassles. Start from today and see the difference.