Teaching you key steps and tools to use to organize your emails in college.
Having a messy inbox can be very overwhelming. Being a student and involved in many organizations also comes with tons of emails daily. Which then leads to a very cluttered inbox. But I think I’ve come up with a pretty decent system to help organize my inbox with a little help from Google and YouTube. As such I thought I would share 3 things that I do to better organize my emails in college and help me be 10 times less stressed but more productive during the day.
If you find yourself constantly getting unwanted emails that you don’t read from stores you don’t even shop at anymore, wouldn’t it be more efficient to just unsubscribe from them? It really isn’t that scary to click the unsubscribe button or if you didn’t know there was such a magical button that existed now you do! This will no doubt reduced the number of emails you get daily, because you know they don’t just send one a day they send what feels like a million!
What is organization without folders? Folders help you distinguish between emails and keep everything organized. Personally, I like to create folders for each of the organizations I’m a part of, for other blogs I subscribe to, companies that I don’t mind getting emails from etc. You get the point, but by doing this I always know where to look if I ever need to reference an email I received.
This kinda goes hand in hand with the second tip but it is VITAL! It makes separating emails into folders so much easier. You literally don’t even need to think about it. For example, you create a rule that moves emails from a certain person to the relevant folder and now you know where it is. A rule that usually saves my life, is my “URGENT” rule. It sends any email that states urgent in the subject or is set at high importance to my “URGENT” folder that way I know to read and respond to those asap, then I move them to the relevant folders. Obviously, this is customizable, so just do what works for you.
These are pretty simple but they can make such a difference. Hopefully, this helped in making your inbox a little more manageable:)
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