Issue 10 of Running a tight inbox
One of the simplest and most overlooked ways of tightening your inbox, is to get less email to begin with.
- Unsubscribe to all junk. Search for the words unsubscribe, subscription in your inbox and unsubscribe to everything you can. (Unless you really want – and read – the email, of course.)
- If a long email chain doesn’t concern you, reply: “You may exclude me from this conversation”.
- The tool Unroll Me will help you unsubscribe to things in your inbox, but doesn’t work with all account types.
Exercise: Take fifteen minutes and perform the first point above.