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August 2004, Volume 34 Number 8 , p 75 - 75



© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(8)             August 2004             p 75 Getting efficient with e-mail [WORK/LIFE: COMMUNICATION TIPS]

Feeling overwhelmed by e-mail? Do you have a backlog of messages in your inbox that you rarely clean out? Do you spend too much time deleting unwanted (and sometimes offensive) spam messages? Try these tips to gain control of your e-mail use.

* Set up three e-mail accounts . Give family and friends one address, use the second for work and professional contacts, and use the third for online purchases, e-newsletter subscriptions, auctions, and so on.

* “Handle” each e-mail message once . A great tip for regular mail, why not apply it to e-mail?

* Set up e-mail folders to file incoming messages . Rather than letting your inbox back up with too many messages on too many topics, create folders to sort them. For ...

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