Email Tips from 32,000 Feet
It’s a fitting time to share a strategy I’m trying to get more organized while in-flight.
One of the biggest problems I have while going over email in the air is that a decent percentage of emails include links I want to access, mostly from news sources. Usually, there will just be one or two links in a given newsletter I’ll want to access, but the rest I can sufficiently scan and delete. That leaves me with a lot of waste when I get back to the office – perhaps a dozen or more of those messages clogging up my inbox, and then I have to sift through each one to remember which link I wanted to return to.
Instead, I’m trying a different route. For any of these newsletters, I’m copying the important links or sections into a single email that I’ll send to myself. Then I can delete all those newsletters to clear up some inbox clutter, and I can read through all those links in one shot when I have a few minutes to digest them when I’m back.
Do you have any good tips for in-flight inbox management that work for you? Share away.