Master E-mail Overload

Last Updated May 30, 2007 8:53 AM EDT

Fortune writer Anne Fisher serves up 10 ways to get a grip on your overloaded inbox--and save yourself time and money in the process. One of the highlights:
Send less. Think hard before you use the "reply to all" and "cc" features, and use group distribution lists sparingly. By targeting your e-mails, rather than spraying them, you'll be more efficient and effective.
Fisher also endorses stronger subject lines (instead of vague ones like "Request") so you can more easily find filed e-mail later. In fact, the latter is what slows me down more than anything else, which is why I use a desktop search tool (X1 is my current favorite) to quickly and easily locate mail. What's your favorite method of dealing with inbox overload? Click the Comments link up above and share your smarts with the world.
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