by oneafrikan on July 26, 2005
I don’t think it’s a good tactic for me to create the “Respond” folder, ‘cos I get stuck in the trap of sending them and leaving them there. I’ve tried that and it’s not good for me. I prefer to put everything and anything that I have to deal with in my Inbox and process from there. Once it’s in my Inbox I try keep it “Unread” until I have read it, and when I read it I prefer to get it out of the way then and there – action, delete, archive, reply – all within 2 minutes. If it is going to take longer, then it stays in the Inbox until I can deal with it later.
Of course I don’t always get it right, and sometime have to prioritise that other stuff comes first, but as a general rule, since I’ve made this workflow my daily routine, email handling and processing has become much more efficient. Having an Inbox with nothing in it is a wonderful feeling.
Other than that, all great advice – go check it out.
Hat tip: Matt