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1,116 - Reading and Processing Emails

1,116 - Reading and Processing Emails

Modern life requires email for most of us. Learn how one person deals with it all in this episode.

Slow dialog: 1:37
Explanations: 4:24
Fast dialog: 19:42

Every day I feel more and more overwhelmed by email. Once I turn on my computer and look at my inbox, I get sucked into reading and responding to emails.

I have a personal email account and an email account for work. With my work email, I try to take an organized approach. I scan each email looking at the sender and subject line, and delete the ones I don’t need or want. With the remaining ones, I archive some, file others for future reading, and write replies to the rest. I’ve set up templates for the routine emails, but spend a lot of time drafting personalized responses to the rest. That takes up a large part of my workday.

When reading my personal email, I take my time. Yes, I get the usual junk that slips through the spam filters and get newsletters I keep meaning to unsubscribe from, but people who have my person