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Friday, August 29, 2014

Tame the Email

Sometimes you get so many emails you don't know what to do with them all. One idea that I just got turned on to is email threading. I've known it was a feature in Apple Mail for a long time but never understood it enough to want to try it. Now that I have I really like it. Basically what it does is it takes all of the email messages that are about the same topic and puts them in their own thread so you can keep your emails organized better.

For example, all of the Tech Request emails that I get only show up as a group in my email box with a little arrow next to them that I can press which will then show me all of the messages. I have the option to see them all or to have them grouped. I don't need to know I have a bunch of Tech emails but rather that there are some that I need to respond to.

The way to turn on threading is pretty simple, go to View > Organize by Thread. If you have any mail messages that have something in common you should see your Inbox look a little different. You can always turn it off if you don't like it.

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