Handling E-mail

from Inbox Zero:  in order of desirability —

1.  delete

2.  delegate (tickler)

3.  respond

4.  defer

5.  do

* * * * *

Thread conversations.

E-mail is just a pipeline — don’t live there.  Don’t keep e-mail up all of the time.  Do e-mail less.  Check in on a schedule.  Process to zero.  Reduce interruptions.  Do tasks.

To-do lists on index cards.

Create a “DMZ folder,” move the entire inbox into it, and then handle e-mail properly going forward from this fresh start.


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