It's a new year, and chances are you have an inbox stuffed full of old mail that you've been meaning to get to for ages. If one of your new year's resolutions is to keep a tidier inbox, get started now by archiving those old messages you know you'll never get to.
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Over at The Next Web, Drew Olanoff argues that if you haven't taken the time to read that backlog of email by now, it's time to go ahead and get rid of it. You're not likely to go that far back and respond to anything older than a week anyway. As well, any response you offer by this point may be woefully overdue.
We agree that selecting all and hitting archive is a great way to get the ball rolling. Drew has a number of other great tips for getting the year started on the right foot when it comes to managing your email, like not letting your inbox stress you out, and taking a little time to analyse your inbox and make changes that can have big impacts. If you're looking for some ways to keep your inbox empty, we've offered a number of tips to help you keep a tidy physical and digital inbox that will get your year off on the right foot.
Start 2012 With Zero Unread Emails [The Next Web]