For those of you who sometimes have problems managing email, it can seem like you spend more time doing less work. Below are a number of resources for various aspects of managing email, from getting your own inbox under control, to making sure other people respond to you emails.
My own system involves:
- Mozilla Thunderbird as the email program,
- three filters:
- One to gray out anything not addressed to me
- Two to send email from two distribution lists (Teachers of Psychology, Tomorrow's Professor) immediately into their own folder (I can catch up once a week)
- When I send a message, it is bcc'ed to my gmail account, so I have an easily searchable archive of what I have sent.
- UVA's greylisting service
Two guides for getting your inbox under control:
Email overload (lots of information about handling email)
like: how to keep track of overdue responses:
"Googling" your emails
Color code messages that are addressed to you