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By Judith Welles

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Color-coded e-mail messages

Your comments on e-mail are helpful. Rose, for example, uses a different approach. She wrote, "For numerous emails I query on those names or project titles that are most important to me and review those first. Also if you have outlook, you can color code names that stand out when you view your inbox."

An inbox is for temporary storage only, it is not a to-do list or file system, said Peggy Duncan, productivity trainer. "New emails aren't the problem. It's the mess that's already there."

You can ask yourself, do you have a need for the information or can you get the information somewhere else? If it has been weeks or months, since you last referred to a message, then delete it. If you need to keep this for legal reasons, put it in a folder.
What has worked for you to keep your e-mail messages manageable?

Posted by Judith Welles on May 03, 2007 at 12:13 PM


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