Wednesday, December 26, 2007

How to Organize Your Email Folders- GTD Style

There is no reason to confuse yourself with too many folders or labels. Search has been perfected making it very easy to digg up old emails. Here is my GTD inspired email folder system:

Archive: for all emails that you are done with and want searchable
@NextAction: for emails that require action
@SomedayMaybe: for emails that you may or may not want to do something later with.
@WaitingFor: for emails you are waiting for a person or date

* Note the @ symbol gets these names alphabetized to the top of the list

Here are few others I use:

Accounts: for all website registration email records
Money: for bank and reciept emails
Networking: for correspondence that could lead to network opportunties

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