Overwhelmed by Emails?

Managing email can seem like an overwhelming task, but here are four simple things you can do to tackle this vital part of your business.

  1. Set aside the same time every day to go over your emails.  A daily schedule will keep the number of emails you have to weed through down and get you in the habit of completing this menial task.
  2. A good time to read and answer emails is 8 am – 9 am, and 2 pm – 3 pm
  3. Consider printing emails, attachments, or notes that you could add to paper records if you keep files.
  4. Regularly empty the junk or spam folder and delete the emails in your trash folder.
  5. Create filters that automatically put incoming emails into its respective folder.
  6. Archive email that is older than three months. It reduces the size of your mailbox and increases search speed.
    Note: Emails with attachments typically take up a lot more space.

Contact me to assist you in the above tasks if you think this is too time-consuming for you. Also, let me know how you manage your emails.

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