Gmail is my primary. But i have been using Hotmail for a really long time now and loads of people still have my hotmail contact. I love the clean interface it has to offer, but lately i’ve been forced to work of a wifi that is configured with a proxy server and Hotmail just breaks like crazy on it. So i was looking for a ‘web’ solution(i know you’d scream mail client, but no) and there came Yahoo. I linked it up with my yahoo mail, which also provides you 1TB of email storage by the way(huuuuuuge), and it just clicked. The syncing was flawless and I gotta say i love what yahoo has done with their mail over the past few years.
Keeping your mailbox clean is a daunting task. Keeping track of whats important and what to reply to within the limited time you have can be even more troublesome. There is a simple algorithm that runs in my mind when i’m Reading and Replying Emails.
Select Case Importance
Case: Very Important
Read and Reply
Reply if it will take less than 5 mins
Read if it takes less than a minute
Reply if it takes less than 2 mins
Case : Not Important
Read if I have no work and if it takes less than 10 Seconds.
Move to Archive.
Do not reply
Open. Skim for 5 Seconds.
Delete if it is spam
Move to inbox and follow algorithm above based on importance.
This way I don’t have emails piling up in my mail box. This applies to SMS as well.
How do you manage your mails?