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Email Overload - Coping Strategies
By Terry Johnston
We're here... information age! Having fun yet? What's that you say.... too much information, finding spammers are getting best of you, facing a bloated INBOX everyday, too many friends are sending you those silly jokes and greeting cards, dealing with a mountain of lists and ezines that you spend more time sorting & deleting than reading, can't find that "important" email in haystack, can't meet those deadlines because you're so preoccupied with sorting out your email?
THIS is information age? What, pray tell, comes next.... Perhaps "The Information Organization Age" - Bingo!
You've all heard statistics: * Every day 8 billion emails are exchanged on Internet. * By 2005 this figure will increase to 36 billion. * 81% of corps. that implemented email did so to improve efficiency . * The average email user in business spends at least 2 hours a day dealing with email. * According to Internet researcher Jupiter Media Metrix, by 2006 consumers are expected to receive an average of 1,400 pieces of junk e-mail every day! * Yada yada yada.
Resources: Email organizing software does exist -- check out: http://www.emailorganizer.com and http://www.amikanow.com as well as websites that provide information that help with email overload such as http://www.email911.com and http://www.OvercomeEmailOverload.com.
Coping tips: For those of you brave individuals who want to take a stab at manual organizing here are some practical, tried and true strategies:
USE MULTIPLE EMAIL ADDRESSES Although most of you have already figured this one out, it's worth mentioning because it's so fundamental to an anti email overload strategy. One way to think of your correspondence is Personal and Public. For instance, you can open webmail accounts (e.g. Hotmail & Yahoo!) for your public, not-so-critical correspondence. This could include registering when you download software and utilities from net, marketing promotions, chat rooms and message boards. Your Personal address is reserved for higher priority business contacts, friends, relatives and associates. Although I now use email organizing software, hence my need for webmail accounts has dimished dramatically, at my peak I had well over a dozen accounts going. One caveat to this webmail strategy is that both Hotmail and Yahoo! are now applying strict minimum usage rules (they'll close account if it's not checked in with frequently). Many people apply this strategy using POP accounts.