(this is a useful repost from December…)
Following up on yesterday’s post about having separate email accounts, now let’s explore the time saving of using a program like Outlook or Eudora as a place to download your emails. Over the years, I have tried different systems for my emails, and the many separate accounts I have. Overwhelmingly, I have found the best system is the following, although it does depend on your needs.
For me, it is important to be able to access my personal and work related related emails from any computer, no matter where I am in the world (I travel a lot). For this reason, I keep these accounts in a Gmail account and do *not* download them into Eudora or Outlook.
However, I have found that I save immense amounts of time by having all my saving-money and blogging emails downloaded into a Eudora or Outlook account (I use Outlook).
The reason for this is simple:
Since blogging and money saving is not the #1 priority in my email life (personal life and work life are), it distracts me to receive all my deal-saving emails at the same time as the rest of my work and personal emails. Hence, I set aside a few hours on different days of the week when I download all my deal-saving and blog-related emails and then address them all at once. By doing that through Outlook – I have the huge benefit of not having to be *online* when I answer these requests. Outlook also allows me to download different accounts into one program – separating them into different folders automatically.
Do it today and see if it works for you!