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30 Days of Inbox Zero. How I Did it.

I get on the order of several hundred e-mails a day. For the past 40 days, I’ve hit #inboxzero every, single day with relatively minimal effort. I’d say on average I spend less than an hour a day tending to e-mail. As recently as two months ago I had thousands of unread e-mails in my inbox. As I write this, I have zero. Here’s how I did it.

  • This widely circulated system for using G-mail from Andreas Klinger was the tipping point. It takes about 15 minutes to set up, and gives you a thoughtful, efficient system for plowing through your inbox. The system itself is great, but I found that just having a system at all made it a lot easier to dive in to a full inbox.
  • I use Sanebox to automatically filter out lower priority e-mails. I find it’s easier to train, more...

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