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Two Handy Email Inbox Management Tools

By July 5, 2013May 11th, 2021Blog

1102034_mailDo you have trouble mastering your inbox? You’re not alone: the average business owner receives 110 emails a day, and that number is supposed to increase to 125 by 2015 according to the Radicati Group study. So how does one conquer such a large pile of communication every day without missing anything?

Mailstrom

How many emails do you have in your inbox – and how many of them are important? Who knows, unless you can sort them somehow. And you can with Mailstrom. Mailstrom allows you to sort email in your inbox into fancy little groups. You can group by sender, subject, or even custom filters. You can use it on pretty much any email service, and the popular ones are all officially supported (gmail, Yahoo, etc). So do you have 32 LinkedIn updates you know you’re never going to read? Sort and delete.

Triage                                                                                                       

Triage is a good program because it doesn’t allow you to skip decisions. For around $2, you can pare down on your inbox fairly quickly from your iPhone. Link an email or two to your Triage, and you’ll see all of your emails appear when you enter your email program as a stack of cards. Flick up to delete, flick down to mark them as unread and keep them in your inbox. You can even tap the message to write a reply then and there. You have to make decisions about your emails when you’re using Triage – you can’t just skip ahead and ignore something you don’t want to deal with.

While the two tools above don’t represent every possibility, and there are other apps out there that can and will help you organize your inbox, hopefully knowing about a few will help you take the steps that you need to make great things happen with your emails when they come in and not days later.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.