Tip of the Week: 3 Tips to Keep Your Email Inbox Under Control
Email may be crucial to the functionality of your business, but at times it can seem like your inbox is far beyond your control. You might find yourself throwing away hours on end just to clean up the pile of unread messages in your inbox. Thankfully, with a bit of effort, you too can free yourself from an overburdened inbox.
Here are three ways you and your employees can save time and resources by wasting less time on your emails.
Make Time to Read Your Inbox
While it might be exactly what you dread, there’s no other way to clean up your inbox. You need to go through it and read the messages that you’ve received, important or not. Many business executives receive so many messages a day that the sheer thought of keeping up with them sounds impossible. This is why you have to make time to go through your inbox. Remember, nobody can do it other than you.
A good strategy is to check it in the morning, in the afternoon around lunch time, and at the end of the day. Eventually, you’ll start to chip away at your inbox to the point where the emails you receive are much more manageable.
Unsubscribe from Email Listings
Another great way to clean your inbox is to cut down on the amount of new messages you receive in the first place. In your Internet misadventures you may have subscribed to online news sources or e-newsletters that send promotional messages to your inbox. You can unsubscribe from these services by looking for the unsubscribe link in the message. This should direct you to the website’s account settings, where you can unsubscribe yourself from receiving any more messages. Just be sure that the link is legitimate and not a cleverly disguised phishing scam.
Implement a Spam Blocking Solution
Spam is a major problem for all businesses, but even more than that it’s a security problem. Hackers tend to send malware in unsolicited email messages. If your users don’t know any better, they could accidentally expose your network to potential threats.
With a spam blocking solution, you can keep your inbox safe and secure from dangerous or time-wasting spam messages. The ideal solution is capable of keeping these messages out of your inbox in the first place, eliminating the need to comb through them.