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Ray Tomlinson sent the world’s first email in 1971. Tomlinson sent the email to a computer in the same room as him to ensure the software worked as intended. Since then, emails have become a part of our daily lives, with multiple emails coming into our inboxes on a daily basis.
Approximately 333.2 billion emails are sent every day, which means over 3.5 million emails are being sent each second. With these staggering amounts of emails being sent, it makes sense that unread emails can pile up quickly.
So, keep reading to find out how to achieve inbox zero in a day!
Start Deleting and Unsubscribing
Once you start organizing your inbox, you’ll realize that spam is what’s cluttering your inbox. You want to start by deleting and unsubscribing to all your spam. This is the only way to ensure all your hard work won’t be undone in a few days.
You also want to block any email addresses that send you spam. Nearly 85% of all emails are spam. So, getting off of the mailing lists that clutter your inbox will make all the difference.
You may have a few newsletters and subscriptions that you want to keep, so make a note of them so that you don’t accidentally remove them as well. You can also look into Z-JAK Technologies as they offer email/spam protection services.
Social Media Alerts
If you’re trying to achieve inbox zero (and keep it that way), the best option will be to keep your account and social media as separate as possible. If this isn’t possible, go to your various social media accounts and turn off your email alerts. To cover your bases, you’ll also want to go to the last email you received from each site and click unsubscribe at the bottom.
The best part about this method is that it isn’t a permanent decision. If you realize you’re missing updates that you actually want to see, then you can just switch it back on again.
Now that you’ve handled all the fluff, you can really get to work. There isn’t really a single way to organize your emails, but using labels and folders will have the best result. By placing all your emails into relevant folders and labeling them, you’ll be able to group all the relevant emails together so you can quickly access information if needed.
You want to deal with all the emails in your inbox at least once a day to ensure you stay organized.
Achieve “Inbox Zero” Today
Achieving inbox zero is the easy part; making sure you keep an empty inbox is the challenging part. By ensuring your unread emails don’t pile up again, you can make sure you don’t run into any communication problems, and your inbox won’t cause you stress. So go ahead and start managing your inbox today!
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