Top 5 Ways to Improve E-Mail Archiving
Recommind's Craig Carpenter's 5 "must do's" for every e-mail archiving project.
Regular readers of this blog know I have a love/hate relationship with e-mail. I wrote about it earlier this month, citing an Avanade survey that found 62 percent of C-level executives bothered by frequent interruptions caused by irrelevant incoming data. The single largest source of such data was, you guessed it, e-mail. Returning to the office after what was, for me, a long holiday weekend seemed like an appropriate time to write again about e-mail, as my inbox was clogged with messages I spent a little extra time reading, sorting, deleting and responding to this morning.
Knowing of my dislike of e-mail, a colleague had passed along an item from Mitch Joel's Six Pixels of Separation blog, in which he compares his inbox to a "big, never-ending game of Tetris" and offers what I think are some great suggestions for controlling your e-mail so it doesn't control you. Some of them mirror ideas mentioned by Marsha Egan, "Help! I've Fallen into My Inbox and Can't Climb Out! Five Email Self Management Strategies that Will Add Hours to Your Week and Reclaim Your Workplace Email Productivity," when I interviewed her a few years ago.