Aside from “Sanebox,” what are some of your favorite ways to ensure you see important email messages?
Could be software, a process, rules or a combo of all of these.
I almost missed an important reply because it was buried (and pushed way down the list of inbound messages by the usual flood of stuff).
I’m about to have a “business-specific email address,” that could fix some of this; but maybe not.
Some friends ONLY use their business email address for everything (the two I am thinking about who do this the most are the founders of their own businesses).
I don’t think I’ll do that. Not sure about the best solution yet.
SaneBox may be a great way to manage this; but I have too many email addresses(!). It would be expensive to manage that way.
The exact scenario is:
I emailed someone I knew about setting up a business lunch soon with a third person (cc-ing the 3rd person).
This is someone I have known for a while but did not have his email address until recently; so he is not yet in my address book.
I was just about to call him and say, “Hello, I think I made it to your junk-mail folder… Unless your reply made it to MY junk mail folder; then I’ll have to apologize.”
JUST before I used my phone as a phone, I thought, “Let me search my inbox for his name.”
Bam! There it was: He replied to me a week and a half ago!
He has actually been on vacation most of this time; but it was still almost a serious slip-up.
I have listened to several email episodes and have enjoyed hearing our hosts’ and guests’ (and even listeners’) opinions; but feel free to reiterate something or share something new.
Who knows? You may be reiterating something I missed the first time around!
P.S. I’ve searched the forums and may go back and re-listen to Eps. #421 (Business Workflows) and #303 (Email Clients and Workflows). Those are from 2018 and everyone may’ve come up with more cool ideas since then.
I’ve also enjoyed reading the posts/threads I’ve found including:
which had a lot of info. on the pros and cons of Gmail and Mail.app w/ SaneBox.
MPU Forum member wweber’s comment on that thread may echo my mood (currently channeling, “Diogenes the Cynic”). … wweber said, “Some day I’ll find one I like… maybe.”