If you’ve ever sent an email and waited aeons for a reply, only to forget you even sent the email in the first place, here’s a simple Gmail trick to keep track of important sent messages you need to remember.
Digital marketing strategist Tod Maffin offers up a handy system for keeping track of your sent messages by labelling them as they're sent out and funnelling them into their own special inbox. You'll end up with a second display below your main inbox called Waiting for Others that'll serve as a heads up display for your important sent messages awaiting a reply. The setup is pretty simple: create your waiting label, set up multiple inboxes, label outgoing messages that you want to track with the waiting label, and you're all set. Check out the full how-to post for step-by-step instructions.
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Killer Gmail Tip: Keep Track of "Waiting For" Emails [Tod Maffin]