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Organising Emails


If anyone has any tips for organising emails I would be very grateful.

I recently received an alert from Google, saying that my storage was full, and, that I would not be able to have any more emails delivered until I’d taken action to clear some space.

I’ve made a start on better inbox housekeeping, but it is overwhelming sometimes, despite the changes I have made below.

I began to trawl through years of emails and there was a lot that should have been deleted immediately. For instance, a Facebook notification from 2011 telling me I had been I had been tagged in a photo of a cat by someone who I’m no longer friends with.

Opt out of unnecessary notifications ✅

In order to bulk delete my unwanted emails, I set about searching by sender, and created a filter for future emails.

Group emails together using filters and labels ✅

My archive was full of emails I didn’t need to keep as this was the default swipe setting on my phone. I have now changed my settings and I try to delete my emails as soon as I’ve read them, only archiving what’s important.

Only archive what you need to keep, delete everything else ✅

After I had deleted all I could, it seemed that I still had no more space. Then I realised that all I had done in effect was to move them into another folder – the trash folder.

Empty the trash ✅

I am trying to deal with incoming mail on a daily basis, and unsubscribe from as many mailing lists as possible. Yet, in four days I have accumulated hundreds of emails again! Hence my request at the beginning of this post. How do you keep on top of your emails?

Please leave your helpful tips below, thank you!


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