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Category Archives: Email
A reader has just challenged me to re-think the software I use for academic work on Mac. Well, there are over 250 items in my Applications folder, but how many do I need to remain productive? So imagine that I have a completely new Mac with no … Continue reading
Some of Steve Jobs’ lessons on email and job priorities were captured by Lucy Kellaway of Financial Times in 2010, about a year before his death. I especially enjoy this one: “The first lesson is about brevity. Her initial message was 473 words. His … Continue reading
Reminders sent by email are not only unpleasant but often counterproductive. I must admit that sometimes they actually make me less willing to do what is asked for. Therefore e-mail reminders should be used sparingly when the person who is … Continue reading
Monday morning. I am looking at an email message and feel I am about to lose it. The red text reminds that the time is flying and I am hopelessly behind. The blue text confuses or irritates. The infamous “Thanks … Continue reading
In order to keep email from taking over my vacation I have created a custom defer folder on SaneBox called @SaneVacation. It is similar to how I use SaneBox to defer emails during the year, except that the defer date is set to … Continue reading