Using Email Effectively

Leslie and Ryan talk about how to use email the right way, what to do when you need to start from scratch, and how to aim for the coveted "zero inbox".

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EP-28 Using Email EffectivelyLife Admin
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Show Notes


Set the table: There is a formula

Email is the main form of communication today. As the phone supplanted letters, the e-letter has supplanted the phone—well, the voice call part of the phone. A quarter century of email and we are finally starting to sort out how it is best set up. 


Segment 1: The Rule of 3

  • Need 3 email addresses

    • Main, personal email set up in a universal platform (gmail, iCloud)

    • Work or school set up by the institution

Shopping, marketing, survey email again with a universal platform, probably the same you use for your main account



Segment 2: Controlling Spam

  • Unsubscribe as you go and do weekly or monthly culls

  • Some apps available, but they require some maintenance themselves


Segment 3: Inbox Zero and other aspirations 

  • Making rules

  • Making topic inboxes

  • Aim for inbox zero but don’t get too firm about it


Closing: Final thoughts

46/ Party Time

If its being a good host or a good guest, Leslie and Ryan have got you covered.  Let's throw a fantastic party together!

45/ Holiday Planning

In the crazy year that has been 2020, Leslie and Ryan discuss everything it takes to ensure that your holiday plans go off with out a hitch.

43/ Home Maintenance

Home Maintenance is the name of the game today.  This could be considered a financial episode as well as DYI. We talk about the things that fall through the cracks if they aren't maintained — and that costs more money in the long run.  It's filters, appliances, and various other things that can easily be out of sight, out of mind.

44/ Home Improvement

Ryan and Leslie discuss the planning and execution of home improvement projects from the simple projects like new decks to complicated kitchen or bath redos.

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