How to Keep Your Email Inbox Under Control: Conclusion

Email management is a challenge for many. In fact, many people struggle to manage their email inbox effectively. Whatever they do, they don’t seem to be able to keep their email inbox under control.

I wrote this series of posts, to help you become proficient at managing your email inbox.

During the past week, we’ve been investigating this important topic: How to Keep Your Email Inbox Under Control. Each day, I covered a vital aspect of an effective email management system. More specifically, I covered the following topics:

To conclude this series, I want to share with you a graph that puts in visual form everything we have covered. The graph shows the decision tree you must go through when handling emails. By following this process, you’ll be able to decide quickly how to deal with an email so that you can remove it from your inbox; decision-making is the essence of effective email management.

As I said multiple times during this series, email management is about making decisions—fast. To keep your inbox clean, you must decide what happens to every email that “appears” in your inbox. To delete or to keep, that is the question. The end of every email you receive is your “Deleted” folder or your digital filing cabinet. The faster you decide where an email needs to go, the faster it disappears from your inbox.

Use this graph to help you learn the “decision-making process” you must go through when handling an email you’ve received. Once you’ve gone through the process a few times, it’ll become second nature, and you’ll become a master at managing your inbox. Here’s the graph:



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Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.