5 Ways To Get Fewer Emails (Finally)

5 ways to get fewer emails (finally)
5 ways to get fewer emails (finally)

By Laura Roeder

This probably isn't the first article you've read about taming the email beast. You know all about categorizing, filtering, batching your time, etc., etc. But no matter how savvy your email system is, managing your inbox is still attacking the symptom, not the problem. What if you just got less email to start with? Way less email?

Think about it this way. If you were trying to lose weight, which would be more successful: executing a pantry-management strategy to eat less cookies, or not buying the cookies in the first place?

It IS possible to drastically cut down the amount of email that you receive -- so much so that "managing email" ceases to be a problem that you need to solve. Here's how I've done it, and how you can do the same: