11 steps to clean up your inbox
Reduce the amount of e-mail you receive: Tips
- Ask yourself, Is this e-mail really necessary? when you send it. Consider that each e-mail you send to one recipient could create at least one return e-mail.
- "When dialogue is needed, e-mail is not, Egan said. Some issues are best resolved with a phone call -- even a voice mail message can be better in advancing the conversation.
- Place your main point, assignment, or request within the first two lines of an e-mail, so the reader can focis on exactly what you want right from the start.