If you're like me, you have tons of junk in your email inbox. This email junk isn't just spam; some of it is old email I've read and just can't delete. Some is email I haven't read. It's sort of like my house, I guess. You could say I'm an email hoarder. Here are some ways to clean out your email inbox.
Be proactive and begin to clean your email inbox by eliminating new emails from coming into your inbox. Take a look at your emails and see which ones you really care about. Sometimes we sign up to get email notifications when we're all excited about our latest new thing like crafting or collecting bull whips. When the thrill is gone or you just have too many and don't need new emails, do it. Unsubscribe to these companies so you won't receive new emails from them.
Do you really need to keep all of those emails that you've already read? Maybe you do. And for many emails, you probably don't. Delete the emails you've read and for the others, read on.
Make new folders to hold important emails. These can be emails from your online banking or clients that you really do need to keep. Read the email then send it to the appropriate folder to clean up your email inbox.
For important emails that you read but need to take action on at a later time, mark the emails as unread. This will keep the email from getting buried and possibly deleted later by mistake.
If you have one or more friends who love their jokes and sharing them, ask them kindly to remove you from their bulk mailings. When the same jokes get recycled, is there really a need to read them each time? Nope.
I have sooo many old emails I have read but stored. I should do this!
Great advice, thank you for sharing this. H5!
I hate my inbox. Great list ... thanks!
All good tips for keeping your inbox clutter free! High5
Good advice! H5.
I'm with you Joyce! I can't get rid of it and I don't want it either, LOL!
I have one email account I haven't looked at in months. I'm hoping that sooner or later it will just drop off the planet. Thanks!
I do all of these....I have to since I get so much junk mail.
Me and you both, List! I need to practice what I write.
These are great tips to clean out your email inbox. Mine, at last count, was over 2000. I need to get on it!
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