Is anyone utilizing Inbox Zero approach to email?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Cartwright?, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Cartwright? macrumors newbie

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    Is anyone here using "Inbox Zero" technique on their Outlook or Exchange accounts and utilize the same on their iOS devices with an app?
     
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  4. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a

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    What is this inbox zero method and why is it special? Doesn't everyone read all their emails?
     
  5. satcomer macrumors 603

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    I try to keep my inBox free. I save the emails I want to keep in special folders on my Mac.
     
  6. Cartwright? thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a lot of those special folders, and it's been a pain in the wrist to scroll, tap, repeat. I keep almost all incoming email folderized, except for few that does not belong anywhere, which gets archived in a specific folder corresponding to a year. It's extremely easy to do this on Outlook or desktop apps, sadly no such a thing exists on iOS.
    I tried Altamail, which was excellent, however their notifications do not work on iOS.

    I guess the userbase of this forum is mainly leisure users, app addicts/social media, casual email communicators. Is there a forum where business professionals who get over 100 emails a day gather and discuss options to make use of their iphone? I gather most people just read the email and let it go, don't do much of a responding or replying back, unless it is a text message.
     
  7. satcomer macrumors 603

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    I just right click on a message or a group of messages and select a folder "on My Mac" and send it of to a named folder.

    Sure it's hard if there is a lot of email in the 'Inbox'. But after you get it all saved and out of the Inbox the new ones get saved pretty quickly.

    If you have no more email in the Inbox on OS X then run the command at the Apple Discussion post Why is Mail running slow. If you run the command (while mail is closed) it will speed up mail but archiving saved email (like Windows does if run).
     
  8. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    I tried it for like a day. Definitely wasn't for me. I like to be able to see my inbox rather than have to search and go into archive for everything.
     
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I am using Inbox Zero with GMail. Going well for me so far.
     
  10. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    I try. Most of the emails I get go straight to the trash anyway. Only a few are worth keeping. For work, there are a few actionable items I get, so they get flagged or sent to a folder for later.
     

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