Mastering email

Email organization
Example of digital email folders.


Email organization
Example of digital email sub-folders within folders.


Challenged him late last night to spend today and tomorrow getting some personal organizational structure in place, particularly with email.

Without digital email folders, email becomes much more difficult to master.

My goal with email has evolved over 20 years and last year took a dramatic leap forward.

i do not go to bed until all three folders are empty:

  1. Inbox
  2. Deleted
  3. Sent

Am i serious? Yes.

Is it easy? No.

Am i able to do it? Yes, everyday for 13 months straight.

(Note, add three more months since this was written)




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