Quick Tips for Email

Quickly get to your emails

  • Windows 10 comes with a Mail app you can log into with most email accounts to have your email available to you in an easy to understand standard format regardless of how many emails you add to it.
  • Microsoft also sells Outlook for a more expansive experience; Outlook offers several services such as email management, an address book, notebook, a web browser and a calendar where you organize future meetings and plan your schedule.

Choosing an Email provider

  • While you can use any email provider out there have at least one that you can rely on to be there when you need it.
  • Any emails tied to internet services will usually be deleted or a hassle to keep around if you cancel/change your Internet Service provider. For example, if you are given an user@att.net email with purchase of internet package from AT&T, then that email address is tied to your internet service.

Declutter your email

  • If you have way too many emails and it seems overwhelming, find a sender that sends you a lot of junk email and do a search for that sender in the search box, select all results and hit delete. Gmail, for example, will delete about 50-100 at a time. (Glance at the list real fast to make sure nothing else got added in there)
  • When you get a spam email, go to the bottom of the email and find the Unsubscribe button, this will remove you from their email list.
  • During the next week or two, do this for any incoming emails for which you have not already unsubscribed.
  • You can also create filters for special incoming emails; create a filter for ImportantPersonsEmailAddress and have the filter send it to an alternate folder that is less cluttered.
  • Instead of saving emails that remind you to let’s say call John on Tuesday, try making an appointment in your calendar instead.

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