My Secret Weapon For Keeping My Email Inbox Under Control
If you are anything like me, than you get bombarded with emails every. single. day. My inbox is flooded with emails from my favorite brands, favorite blogs, and favorite businesses. And I enjoy reading them, but I don’t have time to deal with them every day. All of those newsletters clutter up my inbox and get in the way of the really important, time-sensitive ones. A cluttered inbox stresses me out! What was so sad is that I would quickly delete many of those beautiful newsletters just for the sake of my inbox looking cleaner.
For the past six months, I have used a new tool that has done wonders for taming my inbox. And I now consider it my secret weapon for taming my emails even when I’m not checking them. My secret weapon is Unroll.me. It is incredible (and no, they didn’t pay me to say that). Unroll.me generates a massive list of every subscription newsletter it finds in your inbox. And, if you’re anything like me, you have hundreds! You have three options for each subscription on the list:
1) Choose to keep it coming straight to your inbox like usual
2) Unsubscribe with one click of a button (no searching each individual email for the unsubscribe link)
3) Roll it up into your unroll.me daily update.
When I started out, it was amazingly liberating to unsubscribe to so many emails that were no longer interesting or relevant to my life. I opted to roll up a big chunk of them as well. By now you’re probably asking what “rolling them up” means, right? It’s when you tell Unroll.me to bundle up all of those subscriptions and send you one organized email each day that shows you a preview of everything that you rolled up. On average, my daily rolls have 15-25 emails, meaning that I condensed those 15-25 individual emails into just ONE email. That’s how Unroll.me keeps my inbox so much more manageable than it used to be. Here’s a screenshot of what my daily roll looks like:
You can set up Unroll.me to send your daily roll in the morning, afternoon, or evening. I choose to get mine right away in the morning, that way it’s waiting for me to skim during a break at work. In the past, I would delete most of those emails without even opening them. They just got in the way. But I now truthfully look forward to spending a few free minutes reading my roll for the day. It’s turned into my own customized e-magazine of sorts. My roll contains updates from my favorite bloggers along with sales from my favorite stores, so it’s fun to scroll through the previews and click to read the full emails if they look interesting.
At the top of each daily roll is an alert that let’s me know if there are new email subscriptions I might want to roll up. Since I am often subscribing to new newsletters, this alert reminds me to continue rolling them up so my inbox stays nice and tidy. Unroll.me drastically cuts back on the number of emails bombarding me so I can focus on the important ones.
While my secret weapon won’t actually answer emails for you, it will at least cut down on the number of emails cluttering your inbox. This should help you focus on the messages that are actually important without all those subscriptions getting in the way. Have you used Unroll.me before? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it, as well as other tips you have for keeping your email inbox under control.
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