Chapter 6

Conquering Your Mountain of Messages


check Setting up new mail folders and filing messages

check Looking at your messages

check Using the Rules Wizard

check Dealing with junk email

check Archiving email

check Arranging your messages and simplifying tasks

You spend too much time on email. I know you do. Everybody does. Some experts estimate that the average business employee spends up to 2 hours each day on email, and it’s getting worse every year. Pretty soon, you’ll spend more time on email than you spend working. (Some people already do.) Then, you’ll spend more time on email than you spend awake. After that … I don’t want to think about it. I’d rather get Outlook to cut down the time I spend wrestling with email.

Outlook has some handy tools for coping with the flood of electronic flotsam and jetsam that finds its way into your Inbox. You can create separate folders for filing your mail, ...

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