Over the last few weeks, we’ve thoroughly explored the ways you can increase the efficiency of your email. Here’s a quick recap of the main points.
- Part 1: most of your emails are probably unnecessary
- Part 2: use cloud services to send large files and images
- Part 3: you don’t need a long signature file
- Part 4: make it easy for readers to tell whether they need to respond
- Part 5: use filters to get rid of the junk and organize your incoming email
- Part 6: receipt etiquette
- Part 7: keep your emails short and effective
- Part 8: keep yourself safe from viruses and malware
- Part 9: read, respond, and file or delete
Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that the less email you send, the less you’ll have to deal with. This may be just a snarky e-card, but the sentiment is one that most of us will be familiar with.
Still unsure whether to send that email? Here’s a handy flow chart. Print it out and post it in the coffee room at work.