What is one of the greatest things we do not look forward to upon getting to the office after a weekend, or worse, a long weekend? The answer is: a barrage of e-mail. If you are working a job that requires a large volume of incoming and outgoing e-mails, the last thing you might want to see are newsletters, updates from your various social media accounts, messages from your VoIP provider or local bookstore, which may all be useful but just not what you want to sift through in the morning. Some may even go beyond being useful and border on needed, there comes a point when too much e-mail is just too much e-mail. Luckily, there are some tips you may follow to help stem the flow of information that arrives to your inbox without missing out on anything potentially significant.
Sales alerts are probably targeted either at individuals that can never resist a bargain or those who are impulse buyers. If you are neither of the two, browsing the internet will do the trick when you want to buy something or look for discounts. Continually receiving updates about things you do not need will not only take up valuable inbox space but might make you buy something just for the sake of it.
Most people do not thoroughly read the print when signing up on most websites and because of this, they unwittingly sign themselves up for the company’s mailing list. If there is nothing else that website can provide you with, make sure that you read the section where they say that you are going to be placed on that list. If you miss it, just make sure to unsubscribe as soon as you receive the first e-mail.
If you find that you simply must receive updates, you should just subscribe to the website’s RSS feed in lieu of signing up to get e-mails every so often. This way, you manage your information as well as make space in your e-mail inbox.
If the newsletter is relevant to your personal life or work, subscribing to it may do you some good. Still, you must see if the information in the newsletter is worthy of your time and if you find that do not even bother to read it, it is time to part ways with that newsletter.
Before the rise of social media websites, most everything found on the internet was passed around through e-mail. They came in the form of jokes, videos, photos, and the irksome chain letter but these days, that sort of content is better off left on a wall or as a tweet.
With a bit of diligence and some smarts, you can significantly lessen the volume of e-mail you get daily, weekly, or monthly. Use your e-mail inbox the way it is supposed to be used and not as a repository of unread or useless messages.