Finding your most important emails first

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  1. Kay

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    For me, I put important mails on Starred (GMail) and on a different folder than the rest of the mails (YMail).
    There are also times that I use the Search Function in looking for past emails.
     
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    That's cool, but I don't use any tools. I just skim through and find them myself. :)
     
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    I always set up my gmail filters. So facebook bypass my in box and go straight to that folder. They aren't urgent but I need to keep up with stuff happening there (for work stuff).
    All my accounts stuff go straight into accounts.
    Only urgent things I don't want to miss land in my inbox everything else is filtered off into a folder.

    It is great to see I have new mail but not have it clog up and cutter my main in box or risk overlooking important stuff.
     
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    I've un-subscribed from lots of email newsletters and feeds recently, I was simply receiving too many emails everyday and it was impacting on my productivity. Using filters would also be a good help with this. Gmail has such a huge storage capacity that you could keep unwanted emails for future reference and still have lots of space for more.
     
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    Ooh Fergal I just did a rough count - I have about 1000 unread emails sitting waiting. any of these are alerts and "spy" subscriptions on what others are doing for swipe file headline ideas, pitches, approaches etc that I just have sitting there till I need to scan them for a 'gold nugget"
     
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    I go through my email several times a day so that I can filter out all the spam. It makes life easier. I hate checking email once a day and finding 50 useless junk emails.
     
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    If I had that many unread emails I would feel the weight of them on my shoulders. They'd be a draw on me as I would be conscious that it was a task that needed some attention from me. I'd much rather have them archived or deleted :)

    I used to work like that, but found that it was much too time consuming. By un-subscribing from lots of lists and only checking my emails once or twice per day I became more efficient at my work.
     
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    Well, many thanks to Kay's advice and I now have a good time checking my mails.
    All Facebook mails and other confirmations goes to the Bulk Mailbox, while Paypal payments made to me goes to my other folder and Youtube goes to another.

    It's much easier to delete unneeded mails this way unlike not using any filters at all.
     

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