I have now implemented the 3 times a day rule for dealing with my email. However I still have the issue of what to do with the emails. I don't get a huge amount but I just can't empty the darn inbox.
- What do I do with an email that is information only? If I delete it or file it I will probably forget what was in there.
- What about something that doesn't require any action today but may do at some time in the future? But then again it may not.
- What about an email from one of my directs that I am copied on? I don't have anything to do but I do want to keep track of the subject in question and if I delete it or file it away I may forget about it.
I am trying to use the task list in Outlook to help me with this but the list is just getting longer and consequently taking more time to manage.
I know there is no silver bullet here and maybe I just need to keep working on being better organised. But I wondered how other people have managed to deal effectively with email on a daily basis.