5 Secrets to an Empty Email Inbox

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Don't let your overflowing email inbox leave you with an overwhelming sense of dread. Just follow these 5 easy tips to better manage your email inbox and help you increase your productivity.

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5 Secrets to an Empty Email Inbox

  1. 5 SECRETS to achieving an empty email inbox
  2. dread? Does your email inbox leave you with a deep sense of
  3. haunt you? Do you have nightmares about unread or forgotten emails coming back to
  4. You don’t have to be afraid of your email inbox!
  5. Just apply these 5 easy secrets to your inbox…
  6. 1. Clear out what’s there
  7. 1. Clear out what’s there
  8. 1. Clear out what’s there • Create 2013 and 2014 folders
  9. 1. Clear out what’s there • Create 2013 and 2014 folders • File all inactive emails into the folders
  10. 1. Clear out what’s there • Create 2013 and 2014 folders • File all inactive emails into the folders • Delete any nonessential emails
  11. 2. Prioritize
  12. 2. Prioritize
  13. 2. Prioritize • Respond to important emails then file
  14. 2. Prioritize • Respond to important emails then file • Create filters to move recurring nonessential emails into a folder, skipping your inbox
  15. 3. Delegate
  16. 3. Delegate
  17. 3. Delegate • Don’t feel obligated to answer every email
  18. 3. Delegate • Don’t feel obligated to answer every email • If someone else is a better fit to reply, forward it to them
  19. 3. Delegate • Don’t feel obligated to answer every email • If someone else is a better fit to reply, forward it to them • If you can’t answer right away, create a task in your To Do list
  20. 4. Embrace email’s limitations
  21. 4. Embrace email’s limitations
  22. 4. Embrace email’s limitations • Email is not a task manager
  23. 4. Embrace email’s limitations • Email is not a task manager • Email is not a project management tool
  24. 4. Embrace email’s limitations • Email is not a task manager • Email is not a project management tool • Use email for short, impactful communications
  25. 4. Embrace email’s limitations • Email is not a task manager • Email is not a project management tool • Use email for short, impactful communications • Bonus Secret: Redbooth users can create a task directly from an email
  26. 5. Keep the inbox empty Apply secrets 1-4 every day to keep from revisiting email inbox overload
  27. The true secret to having an empty email box is: keeping an empty email box
  28. Need a tool to keep your tasks and project management out of your email inbox? Try Redbooth for free today redbooth.com
  29. Redbooth (formerly Teambox) is a collaboration and communication platform that provides a single place for teams to collaborate and get work done. Redbooth is used by companies across the globe including Airbnb, Al Jazeera, Apple, AT&T, Avis, BBC, Canal+, Cisco, Discount Tire, Deutsche Telekom, Duke University, Harvard University, Intuit, Novartis, Spotify, Subaru, ReMax and Volkswagen Audi. Founded in Barcelona in 2008, the company is privately held and headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information about Redbooth and a free trial, visit redbooth.com

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