I finally got so sick and tired of seeing 4,867+ unread emails in my Gmail account, that I decided to do something about it. My email account got so far out of control that I just didn't even know where to begin. I knew that I received far too many promotional email's, but I didn't want to just get rid of some of the ones that I actually cared about. I never made a separate email account for my blog, so everything goes to my personal email. It was becoming out.of.control.
I did what any twenty first century kid would do and I googled how to organize my gmail box. I found a few great tips that have changed my world and I had to share with you.
Enter | Unroll Me
Go sign up now! It scans your entire inbox and tells you how many "junk emails or subsciptions" that you have. As you can see below, I had over 250!! That hideous.
In this screen shot, you can see the entire list of all your subscriptions and click "unsubscribe" to get rid of them forever or the "add to rollup" button. The Add to Rollup is great. This is the button I used for all subscriptions that I still wanted to be able to glance at for special promotions, but didn't need a million emails from. Once you set up your Roll-Up, you can set it up to receive one Roll-up email per day or even per week. I like getting mine each morning to take a scan of.
This screen shot shows you what my roll up each day looks like. They have basically taken 20-30 emails and rolled them up into one for me and now I can scroll through and take a look at the promo shots from each company. How awesome does that look??? I can't even tell you guys how many emails this has saved me! It really is the coolest feature.
This post gives a really nice way of organizing your inbox with labels as well. I haven't followed his tutorial exactly yet even though I may eventually. Right now, I have a "Home of Malones" label that makes it easy for me to see all the comments I receive and hope to respond to in a timely fashion.
Please tell me what you do to organize your inbox??? What am I missing? Do you have a system?