Last Updated Aug 9, 2010 12:24 AM EDT
No matter what e-mail software you use, you can probably create a rule so that e-mail in which you're not on the To: line gets moved out of the way, so you can review it later, when you have more time.
Recently, Digital Inspiration explained how to do this for Gmail. Here's all you need to know:
- Click Settings and then click Filters.
- Click Create a new filter.
- In the To field, enter a dash followed by your e-mail address, as in "-firstname.lastname@example.org."
- Click Next Step.
- Check Skip the Inbox (Archive it) and then click Create Filter.
You can set up a similar rule in Outlook, by the way:
- Click Rules and then click Manage Rules and Alerts.
- Click New Rule and then click Next.
- Check where my name is not in the To box.
- Complete the rule to move the incoming message to any folder of your choice.