Tagged With inbox zero

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Managing the river of email you receive is a fact of life in the contemporary workplace, whether it's needless memos or unwanted newsletters filling your inbox. Do you strive to read and respond to everything? Or is "inbox zero" an unrealistic goal?

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iOS: Email apps for the iPhone that promise to help you hit Inbox Zero are everywhere, but SquareOne takes an interesting approach: It automatically organizes all of your mail so you can dive into details when you want, control who gets your attention, and overall boost your email signal to noise ratio.

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A new computer program is seeking to help us cope with the deluge of email that floods our desktops on a minute-by-minute basis. It's a sign of the times that we are adding on yet another service to cope with our own communications. We are truly in the age of too much information.

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My inbox has been out of control for a long, long time. But — finally — I am down to five emails in my inbox. I've taken a series of steps over the last year or so that have helped me get to this point.

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I recently enjoyed a week off work. Popular advice suggests that on such occasions you should set an appropriate out-of-office message, ignore your email and completely disconnect from work concerns. But that's not what I did. Every morning I took time to go through my email (and go through my RSS feeds). This is why.

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Inbox zero: it's the impossible dream that gets further and further away as you let your emails pile up, but you don't have to get stuck with the clutter. Thanks to an awesome web app called Mailstrom, I finally got my thousand-email inbox under control in an hour. Here's how to do it.

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Complaints about unwanted messages, the inability to ever achieve 'inbox zero' and the general hassle of staying on top of email are a constant factor in modern working life. But while it's easy to complain and tempting to argue that email has become irrelevant and out-of-date, the fault often lies with the recipient, not the medium.