This question came today from Kim, drowning under a mountain of email...
"I'm getting a lot of email at work and at home. Are there some strategies and features you recommend in Outlook for managing email?"
As noted, I like lifehacker and particularly enjoyed the post on Merlin Mann's presentation on managing mail. This was a presentation to Google employees "on dealing with the daily onslaught of email, and the video's now available to the rest of us."
"Merlin's full presentation (slides available here)... is based on his excellent Inbox Zero series at 43 Folders. His system inspired most of the empty inbox proclamations here on Lifehacker, so this is your chance to hear it from the horse's mouth. Thanks to Merlin and everyone at Google for making this one available to the public."
Yes, thanks. 😉
I also recommend these links on managing email:
- Managing E-mail from Office Online - 30+ articles and links on how to manage your e-mail, from some quick tips for managing your Outlook mailbox to managing e-mail using rules and cleaning junk mail out of your Inbox.
- CNET's "Manage Your Outlook E-mail" free online class, which covers the basics...
- Organize the e-mail in your Outlook 2003 Inbox
- How Outlook 2003 stores your information
- Archive old e-mail
- Compact your data files
- Back up your e-mail
- Move your e-mail to a different computer
- Managing e-mail in and out of the classroom - More info on managing e-mail "for efficient and effective communication, collaboration, and sharing of information with students and colleagues." Although geared for students, this short tutorial is a good general guide with "step-by-step instructions, glossaries, tips, and annotated illustrations of Microsoft Outlook e-mail forms help you quickly solve everyday communication tasks with ease."
- Also see the Managing e-mail Tutorial.
- Managing Messages by using Rules in Outlook