One of the things I noticed as I went over my inbox on the flight to the US, was the volume of newsletters that I get from many different sources. You know the feeling, you see something cool, sign up for the newsletter and then read a few copies, but get busy and don’t read them all. Ultimately this leads to large amounts of unread mail. You have two choices.
1. Create a rule and move them into a subfolder so you can go back to them later. The only issue with this is that if you are like me then you likely won’t get around to reading them. End result your mailbox grows and will ultimately hit it’s limits.
2. Unsubscribe from the newsletter. Yup – this is the option I’ve taken for quite a few of the newsletters. I’ve copied their unsubscribe information into a task and I plan on having a coffee in Starbucks and removing myself from all the ones I no longer need. Sure I’m keeping a few on board, but will remove myself from 49 newsletters or email lists that are not of high enough value for me anymore.
What about you? Isn’t it time you looked at your inbox?