Merlin Mann is running a series on emptying your inbox (easy) and keeping it that way (harder).
His articles — “Inbox Zero” he’s calling them — cover all sorts of tips and tricks from just nuking your inbox to the smart use of filters and the liberating joy of hammering the delete button. He also talks about the importance of scheduling visits to your inbox so that you stay in control of your inbox and not vice-versa.
As I read it, the overall message is, “For Godâ€™s sake, donâ€™t live in your Inbox if thereâ€™s any way you can avoid it.â€
It is interesting to compare this advice with the strategies of other people — like Keith Robinson’s suggestions on Lifehacker (Getting to Done ) and Guy Kawasaki’s tips (12 Tips for Better Emailing ).
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