Posts Tagged ‘Email Management’

Create temporary email accounts: Monday Productivity Pointers

Published by | Monday, November 11th, 2013

Create a temporary email account with Guerrilla Mail

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Signing up for services and applications on the web often requires that you share your email address—but this can result in a whole lot of junk mail flowing into your inbox.

This week’s Monday Productivity Pointers focuses on how you can create a temporary email address to use when signing up for web apps and services. You can then receive the confirmation email at your temporary address, confirm your account, and keep your real inbox free of junk mail.

Using Mac Mail More Efficiently: Monday Productivity Pointers

Published by | Monday, August 12th, 2013

Create Smart Mailboxes in Mac Mail

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If you use the native Apple Mail app, there’s a particularly helpful feature you should know about: Smart Mailboxes let you create a custom mailbox containing only messages that match the criteria you specify—no matter where they are in Mac Mail. For example, you can create a Smart Mailbox that contains only unread messages sent to you in the last week, or just the messages from your team members. In the first Monday Productivity Pointers video this week, I’ll show you how to create some basic Smart Mailboxes.

Time Management with Outlook 2007 and 2010

Published by | Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Time management may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you open your inbox, but our two new courses, Outlook 2010: Time Management with Calendars and Tasks and Outlook 2007: Time Management with Calendars and Tasks, suggest that email productivity is well within your grasp.

These courses are designed to help you create appointments and meetings with ease, use flagging and categories to corral all your inbox email, manage tasks and to-dos, and use Outlook Task List options.

Outlook 2007 users will appreciate author Gini Courter’s quick tip on how to create a task from an email (from chapter two of Outlook 2007: Time Management with Calendars and Tasks):

And if you’re using Outlook 2010, check out this handy method of viewing the task list and to-do list (from chapter three of Outlook 2010: Time Management with Calendars and Tasks) :

If your inbox gets a steady stream of email every day, you’ll also appreciate these courses’ solid tips for capturing work in Outlook. Another suggestion from Gini Courter is to sort the items that require your action by priority and the amount of time each will take. This sorting then determines whether you set up a task or a calendar appointment and how you take next steps. For more on this, members should check out the Capturing work in Outlook movie in the introduction chapter of both Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007 time management courses.

My new productivity motto: Enjoy your email, and make your calendar and tasks work for you in the new year!

Interested in more?

• The full Outlook 2007: Time Management with Calendars and Tasks
• The full Outlook 2010: Time Management with Calendars and Tasks
• All business courses on
• All courses from Gini Courter on

Suggested courses to watch next:
Outlook 2010 Power Shortcuts
Outlook 2010: Effective Email Management
Outlook 2007: Effective Email Management
Time Management Fundamentals
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