Summer vacation comes to an end, and before you even finish unpacking you’re already dreading the e-mail deluge waiting in your inbox at work. Slice the time it takes to plow through your e-mail backlog by using this strategy:
Sort everything by conversation or subject line. The reason? Many messages will be part of a conversation that includes two or more e-mails.
Once sorted, open the most recent e-mail within a conversation, read the entire exchange and delete the rest.