The never-ending deluge of junk mail, spam, and sales alerts that is our email has us running for cover when the inbox is opened each morning. For our second installment in 31 Days of Spring Cleaning, we're purging the garbage and organizing every last email. Here's how to achieve the magic that is inbox zero.
- Sort and delete — When an inbox approaches four-digit capacity, it's time to filter and delete all the newsletters, ancient correspondence, and chain letters. First, sort your inbox by sender. Know your email is stuffed with weekly sales reminders from a certain airline? Run a search for all messages sent by the airline and press "Delete." It feels good to remove hundreds of emails with a few quick clicks, huh? Follow the same rule as it applies to the habits of your inbox. If you must keep certain emails, use the next rule.
For more tips on organizing email, follow the break.