Last Updated Aug 24, 2009 11:53 PM EDT
Specifically, PC World has a trio of e-mail tips for you:
Turn off your computer's new message notification. That's a great tip, and one I've done for years. Specifically, I mute my computer's audio entirely. Not only am I not constantly reacting to the mail ding like Pavlov's cybernetic pooch, but it extends my laptop's battery as well. Double win.
Generously use the BCC field. By moving non-essential recipients to the BCC line (or even moving everyone down there), you'll cut down on the Reply All spam that pollutes your email.
Finally, PC World recommends my BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front) strategy, which I've serenaded you with in the past.
And I'm just getting warmed up: I've got plenty more tips where these came from. Here are some additional ways to write better email and spend less time in your inbox, provided to you free of charge:
- Don't Annoy Your Boss and Co-Workers with E-mail Gaffes
- Write More Efficient E-mails to Save Time and Frustration
- Don't Bring Down Your Mail Server with Reply All