Issue 9 of Running a tight inbox
Filtering email can save you a great amount of time and effort. Often you can filter over half of your incoming email.
Usually you will filter the email into folders, but you can also give it a status or color.
Some less important email to filter into folders:
- Email where you are CC
- Auto-created reports and notifications
Some more important emails you can filter to highlight, color them red, for instance.
- Emails where you are the only recipient.
- Emails with terms such as FYA, Action, Urgent or the likes in the subject.