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Postby CaraM » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:45 pm

I'm with alexc - Outlook has helped me cut down the time I spend on my emails! But I use the Auto Preview view so I can quickly decide which emails to delete before even opening them.

What helps me most is using a timer (this is my favorite tool for just about everything). The ticking of a timer challenges me to work more efficiently.

Three times a day, I set my timer for 1/2 hour to process emails. That's it. Then I turn off Outlook until the next time.

Once I get more emails (hopefully from more clients) I'm sure I'll have to increase that time, or outsource it to a VA.
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Postby Shaye ~ proud wahm » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:14 am

The tick of the clock huh? That's not a half bad idea.....hmmm...

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Postby karynsolo » Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:40 am

I personally automate as much as possible by the use of auto-responders. For those customers who need the personal touch so to speak I handle those aside separately. But for those with general questions I use auto-responders whenever possible.
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Postby WAHumor » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:37 am

I check typically four times a day on a schedule.

OK, so I still catch myself doing it more often... :roll:

I'm basically a scan-and-delete type, but I'll admit that I could probably benefit from using Outlook again as I did a long while back to get all accounts into one place.

I'm definitely no email management wiz. Any tips?
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Postby charupruthi » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:51 am

I am checking my emails sometimes in day time or at night before going to bed

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Postby dagmar » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:45 pm

I do two things: first I unsubscribe from lists that are no longer helpful for my particular use (be careful with this though) and second, I check them only 2-3 times per day, maximum.

Also, when I need to concentrate and not get distracted, I simply close my email program for a while.

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Postby topearn » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:28 am

I checked my emails many times a day and if I know an important email is coming I'll check my inbox for often eg emails of payment from the sites I join.
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