Your email inbox gets plenty of email traffic, but do you have any idea where that traffic came from? If you’re like most people, the answer to that question is not really. Even with filters in place to make sure certain emails end up in certain folders, it can be hard to keep track of all the information that comes through your inbox. You need policies and procedures that will help you get control over your inbox and make it work for you, and luckily there are plenty of these available right here in this download of 100+ IT policies ready for download. Get them now!
Top 5 ways that email can make you happier
We all know that managing our email inboxes can be a source of stress. But it doesn’t have to be this way! There are a few simple changes you can make to your email habits that will help you take control of your inbox and make it work for you. Here are the top five ways that email can make you happier:
-Get organized – create folders, labels, and search folders to better manage your emails.
-Reply efficiently – don’t let yourself get overwhelmed by an endless stream of messages; set aside time each day or week to reply to messages.
-Unsubscribe from what’s not useful – unsubscribe from emails from organizations or newsletters you no longer want on your list but might still pop up in your inbox because they were sent before the unsubscription was complete.
– set times during the day when emails are more important than others, so that those more important emails will get read first. -Stop checking email at bedtime – this one is pretty self-explanatory! Make sure you’re giving your brain enough downtime without the distraction of notifications coming through constantly.
8 tips to make sure you follow up
When you receive an email, ask yourself if it requires a response. If it does, make sure to respond as soon as possible. If you can’t respond right away, make a note to follow up later. Don’t let emails pile up in your inbox – that will only make it harder to stay on top of things. Follow these 18 tips and keep your inbox under control. Here are some other ways to manage your inbox so you can focus on what matters most:
– Set up filters with key words that trigger certain actions.
– Use folders or labels for grouping similar items (e.g., one for bills, one for social media).
– Process every day’s emails by reading and answering them or deleting them at the end of the day, instead of letting them sit in your inbox overnight.
– Have someone else take care of filing when needed so they don’t get mixed in with the rest of your mail.