Course Library Forums I Challenge You! Inbox Zero in One Week Re: Inbox Zero in One Week

  • Jarrod Robinson

    January 21, 2016 at 6:26 am
    DanielSummers, post: 241, member: 117 wrote:
    I’m really interested in trying this, but I’m a bit confused as to how it works. Does ActiveInbox decide what requires more time and what does not? When you have to pay for the service, I guess I’m failing to understand how it may be more effective than myself at organizing and ensuring that I have 0 messages in my inbox. Can anybody explain it to me please?

    Hey Daniel

    Active Inbox is non-essential in the process, however, I personally use it to help me manage my inbox ZERO. It is truly powerful, but at the end of the day it’s YOU who makes inbox zero possible by following these steps.

    • Turn all notifications off and don’t leave the email client open.
    • Process email in blocks throughout the day, for me this morning, sometimes lunch and evening. On the weekends, it usually moves to once per day.
    • First delete or archive as many new messages as possible. You can also unsubscribe to newsletters you don’t read
    • You should forward what can be best answered by someone else to someone else.
    • Immediately respond to any new messages that can be responded to in two minutes or less.
    • Move new messages that require more than two minutes to answer — and messages that can be answered later — to a separate “requires response” folder. This is what ‘Active Inbox’ automates for me. You can do this yourself with folders in your email system
    • Set aside time each day to respond to email in the “requires response” folder. I process this folder at the end of the day.