Email Overload

Written by Terry Johnston

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Email Overload - Coping Strategies

By Terry Johnston

We're here...repparttar 109642 information age! Having fun yet? What's that you say.... too much information, findingrepparttar 109643 spammers are gettingrepparttar 109644 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 inrepparttar 109645 haystack, can't meet those deadlines because you're so preoccupied with sorting out your email?

THIS isrepparttar 109646 information age? What, pray tell, comes next.... Perhaps "The Information Organization Age" - Bingo!

You've all heardrepparttar 109647 statistics: * Every day 8 billion emails are exchanged onrepparttar 109648 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: and as well as websites that provide information that help with email overload such as and

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 fromrepparttar 109649 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 closerepparttar 109650 account if it's not checked in with frequently). Many people apply this strategy using POP accounts.

10 Ways To Make Your E-mails Grab Attention!

Written by Larry Dotson

1. Use extra white space creatively in your subject line. You can add extra blank spaces between your words or letters.

2. Combine capital letters with lower case letters. Use all capital letters in every other word or use a capital letter between every other lower case letter.

3. Add text symbols in your subject line. You could use them between words and letters. Start and end your subject with a text symbol. ( *, $, >,{,] )

4. Begin your subject line withrepparttar word "STOP!". People have been trained their whole life to stop what they are doing when they see that word.

5. Ask people a question in your subject line. We all went to school and were repetitively branded to answer questions.

6. Userepparttar 109638 word "FREE" in your subject line. Your offer should be attractive to your target audience. It could be free information, software, trials, etc.

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