re: Conquering Your Inbox VIEW POST


I use Outlook at work and I do the following:

  • switch off notifications
  • switch off auto-mark-as-read
  • I use a lot of rules to filter out stuff that doesn’t need immediate attention
  • everything that remains in my inbox stays there. No archive.
  • everything that’s unread, I need to do something.
  • everything that’s read is done.
  • then I switch to unread messages only to go through open work

This is me, too, though I wonder if I need to default to archiving instead of leaving as read in my inbox now that I have 3.5 years of stuff in there.


From using GMail, I’ve got so used to not thinking about the mailbox size that I just refuse doing that at work. I can just search through all mails, no matter which year. Why archiving, why another thing to worry or at least think about?

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