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Automate your email with simple scheduling tools
"Inbox Zero" means keeping your inbox empty or nearly empty at all times, thus reducing distraction and increasing efficiency. Inbox Zero, per its founder Merlin Mann, and its related email and task management methodology (i.e., "Getting Things Done" by David Allen), each prescribe the following: if you can respond to an email in less than two minutes, then you should do it immediately thereby quickly knocking out a would-be task and clearing your mind for your next action. But, herein lies the rub: what if you don't want the email recipient to receive the email immediately? Maybe it is 2 a.m. on a Saturday morning; do you really want your client to assume you will forever be available to respond to emails at 2 a.m.? Or maybe you need to send important meeting documents twenty-four hours in advance of a meeting?...continue reading
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