I had to come up for air..I was being swallowed alive by emails. They were calling my name..demanding attention and organization. Do you remember this..where is that info?
I was born in September..us Virgos like to be in control of everything around us and we will micro manage everything that we can..if we have enough time.
I have three email accounts to manage..two of my own and one for the museum. Not everything can be saved nor should it be.
At the museum I often print out important emails… and I printed out a list of all of the museums email contacts!! Yes..I am organized!
Over the summer I got a little behind in my personal email..in one account I had over 500 emails. I had to send out a couple of apologies..and an inquiry or two or three. I still have 80 messages in that account..progress..but still not completely organized.
Last June when I got a new computer I could no longer use Outlook Express so I called our Internet Provider and went to Live Mail. Did you know that they can take over your computer remotely and move your mouse around and click here and there and get it all set up in just a few minutes. I did not know that anything like that was possible and I am sure I sat here at the computer with my jaw dropped very near my keyboard. Anyways I lost every email address I had..and I had not backed them up or printed them out. Who knew? I got caught up on that email the hard way by losing it all. Not organized.
I make folders for important stuff and after I read something I folder it or delete it..unless I just need it for a short time before it is deleted..it is that short time that gets me behind. I suppose it all depends on what your definition of a short time is..days ..weeks..months.
I do not allow the snail mail junk mail to stack up at home..I love my shredder..now if I could just use that same mentality with my email. How do you handle your email? Do you have any helpful hints to help control email?
The snow has not melted yet:(