For most people, email is an essential part of daily life. It is most commonly used in a professional setting, a place where you can receive messages from your bosses, co-workers, as well as business partners, and companies you’ve applied for.
But the thing is when you’ve got so many people and corporations who have access to your e-mail address, your inbox risks getting rather cluttered. It can be a huge pain to have to sort through the mail after mail, especially if you’re trying to dig in deep for something interesting. It’s time-consuming and just inefficient, and you could spend your time doing far more important things.
Want a change? Then here’s how to take control of your inbox:
1.) Delete E-mails – The first step you need to take into taking control of your inbox is to clear it out. It’s best to start with a blank (in this case, almost blank) slate, isn’t it? Delete all of the emails you no longer find useful, the ones that are just taking up much-needed space in your inbox. As for the more important ones, you can try placing them into your archive where they won’t get in the way.
2.) Use Spam Filters – Don’t you just hate receiving those spam emails from companies and organizations you care nothing about? The good thing is, most email services have a way to prevent this. You can block out certain keywords which indicate spam and never have to see those cluttered messages ever again since they won’t even reach you in the first place. Don’t worry, you can always check your spam folder if need be.
3.) Unsubscribe to email lists – If you use your email to sign up to things like social media websites as well as newsletters, then you might get lots of e-mails from them in your inbox. Being subscribed to newsletters can be great, but not if you don’t care about the company in question sending them. If you never end up reading all of these emails you subscribe to, then you might want to consider unsubscribing- it’ll make more space for those important work files and e-mails.
4.) Make a new one – Just can’t clear out your inbox no matter how hard you try? Then you might just need to make a new one. If need be, you can separate your usual/leisure e-mail from your work e-mail, making finding those important messages far easier than before- there’s a lesser chance of getting confused, too!
5.) Mark emails as important – Many e-mails, including Gmail, have this option. You can mark certain e-mail threads as important so they always catch your eye whenever you open your inbox. This is a great solution for people who don’t like deleting many of their e-mails.
So what are you waiting for? Clear out your inbox and start living a better, more organized email life.