Email Cleanup Challenge Part II-Putting the Plan Into Action

Hi guys!  I took some time to follow up with the plan and now things are better.  Still not perfect, but better.  I’m seeing that it’s taking some time to get this thing under control.  But I do see the light at the end of the tunnel!  I see now that I could be opening an empty (or almost empty) inbox and then just checking a few key folders daily to keep abreast of my day.  I’ve already dumped hundreds of email and it felt SOOOOO GOOOOOOD!

So I’m dedicating the next week to make it happen.  One folder a day.  My plan is:

  1.   Use a search & destroy method:  search by topic, destroy trash messages and then filter the ones I’d like to keep for the future.
  2.   Implement filters.  Any company or person I want to keep mail from will be auto filtered into the necessary folder
  3.   Test and tweak.

I have quite a few folders, so realistically, it’ll be more like 2 weeks.  If there are a small number of messages in the folders I may get done even sooner.  BONUS!!

So have you bought into the great email cleanup?

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