Adelaide Techguy On Email Overload


  • Stop checking all day , people think it is like a poker machine where the next big thing will come along
  • Put your emails in folders
  • Action emails then archive or delete
  • Use search to find old emails
  • Set aside a time period where you action emails


  • Set up “rules” and “quick steps” for those that use Outlook
  • Quick steps perform actions such as move this message to my “ to do “ folder
  • Rules will perform an action such as all messages with the word ‘ Viagra’ send to the deleted bin
  • Archive old messages
  • Be aware of the size of your mailbox

Storing online – you always have a backup
Have a strong password
Tips For – the old Hotmail
Filter messages – only see what you want to see , Click unread for all the unread ones or Social for all the Facebook etc messages
Sweep – Use Sweep to delete or archive email messages from your inbox or other folders. You can choose to delete or archive all email messages, or all but the most recent, from one or more senders.
You can also choose to block, delete, or archive future email messages from those senders.

In Gmail you use labels
Gmail will sort your email into inbox , social , promotions , and one of your choice
Storage is virtually unlimited in your inbox , I have 7.31 Gb of email
Great search function
Archive in Gmail

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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