Taming The E-Mail Beast

Entrepreneur: Taming The E-Mail Beast

Some of Strohmeyer’s suggestions seem counter-intuitive – use folders sparingly, use filters sparingly – but he writes with authority and most of his tips make sense when you think about them.

“I’ve seen a few reports that say kids these days think e-mail is passé. Heh. That may be, but for people who have actual work to do, the inbox remains the center of the universe. And I have some tricks to help you take that universe in the palm of your hand and utterly dominate it — you know, just in case e-mail doesn’t go the way of the telegraph anytime soon.

Like many of you, I field hundreds of incoming e-mail messages each day. Processing them all — from opening the inbox to making good decisions about which items to act on, which to file for reference, which to delete, and which to mark as spam — takes more than just time and energy. It takes planning. Here are some useful tactics to add to your e-mail strategy so you can tame you inbox and work more productively.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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