Jo Recommends: Sanebox
One of the biggest complaints I hear from entrepreneurs, clients, & friends is their email abyss.
How much time do YOU spend processing your emails? Deleting spam – or checking spam for the one message someone swears they sent you? Going back through your email inbox to remind yourself who you’ve forgotten to respond to? – My personal list goes on and on. . . I know that while I try to set humane limits on my business – email is the one black hole that keeps sucking me back in and keeping me at my computer longer than I intended.
Ok I’d love to say I’ve completely solved this problem – I haven’t – but thanks to this new service I found, my email has become so much less time consuming. Meet SaneBox . SaneBox works with most email services (even mac mail – which I love) and what it does is really unique. It looks through your whole history and pulls out the people it believes you really want/need to hear from and puts their emails in your inbox. All the rest it puts in a SaneLater folder.
What I love about this is now my inbox really has the important emails I need to see/respond to and I can go through my other folders and delete through these emails rapidly, occasionally reading one that really seems relevant. I also use SaneNews folder for newsletters/subscriptions. There’s even a SaneBlackHole for people you never want to hear from again – no need to click through and unsubscribe. For example this morning I had 4 emails in my inbox that really were for me and important – I had 11 in my SaneLater and 18 in my SaneNews (I know, I get a lot of newsletters).
I’m passing this along because I think it’s fantastic. For those of you with entrepreneurial ADD, this really helps focus your attention immediately on what and who is most important. Then later – when you need a coffee break – go check your other folders and fly through them. Before SaneBox I was deleting, stopping to read an email, delete, delete, get distracted follow a link and oops! I’m late leaving the house for my next appointment. Now I make sure the important things get read and then circle back to the rest when I know I have some time to kill or much less brain power.
I hope it helps you too!
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