26 Jan How to Control Your Email Inbox So It Doesn’t Control You
Many of us have a love-hate relationship with email. We know that we need it to be successful in our jobs and it can make communication more efficient, but we also know that it can be a huge time suck.
But, how do you manage your Inbox so that you’re optimizing the benefits and diminishing the downfalls?
There may be some trial and error involved to find the best fit for your needs, but we’ve found some tools and processes that are guaranteed to make your Inbox a more peaceful and productive place.
Unsubscribe from email clutter
Manually unsubscribing from emails you’ve subscribed to over the years it exhausting! Enter Unroll.me. This service allows you to mass unsubscribe from everything you don’t read, so it’s a huge time saver and will eliminate junk in your inbox.
Schedule Email Reminders
Another tool that we love is FollowUpThen. Remind yourself, your clients or team to follow-up on specific emails. There are a ton of options and it works with all email services. The first 50 follow-ups each month are free too!
Create Your Own Rules
IFTTT (If This Then That) is a wonderful productivity tool that uses ‘recipes’ to create rules. There are a lot of pre-made recipes, but you can create a recipe for virtually anything! Here are a few we like:
- Get a text message when a particular person emails you.
- Send all email attachments to a specific folder in Dropbox based on sender.
- Turn emails into a task in your project management system.
While there’s a bit of configuration required on the front-end, the time you’ll save in the months ahead, make it worth the investment!
Cheers to a happier and healthier Inbox! And, as always, we’re here to help, so please get in touch if we can help with any of your escrow needs.