How to Survive the Email Onslaught

Salon surveys advice for those losing the battle with their deluged inboxes
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2007 5:30 PM CDT

A spate of new survival manuals is addressing the problem of swamped inboxes, writes Salon's Scott Rosenberg. But how does one navigate through the sea of attachments, spam, and forwarded off-color jokes? Most experts agree on striving for emptiness: delete ruthlessly.

To battle overflowing inboxes, you must find a way to round up the miscellaneous messages into one folder, says one expert, although some opt for a messier, more cluttered approach, especially users of Google's Gmail, which encourages a large archive. When it comes to sending mail, one nettiquette expert asserts the Golden Rule: "Think before you send. Send email you would like to receive." (More email stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.