Archives By Author: Ajay Goel
Make a joint email address with a Gmail filter If you and a partner need to receive joint email (let’s say for health insurance), this is a good “set it and forget it” configuration instead of creating a new, shared email account. 5 overrated email phrases you’ve probably used before (and what to say instead)Continue reading » .
Please describe your super custom Gmail setup and how it helps you with productivity. I use a highly specific version of Gmail! First, I always keep it in “compact” mode. There’s way too much space in the default, and I prefer being able to see more on one screen. To set up my inboxes, IContinue reading » .
How do you manage your inbox day-to-day? In all things professional and personal, I’m a believer in the philosophical principle of Occam’s Razor—the simplest solution is often the best one. We overcomplicate everything—especially our inbox. I’ve lost count of how many articles people write about the tsunami, deluge, mountain that is their inbox, assigning weightContinue reading » .
A simple way to supercharge Gmail snoozing A step-by-step enhancement that will enable you to: send a response to something, archive the message, and set it to return at a certain time only if the other person hasn’t responded. How to handle your overflowing inbox when you get back from vacation Check this out ifContinue reading » .
What’s your personal approach to email? How do you handle your inbox? My philosophical approach to email is an ever-evolving one, and I also have a number of proven technical methods for handling my inbox. All of these were forged in the crucible of life, juggling a civilian career, military career, and numerous entrepreneurial ventures.Continue reading » .
What’s your daily email routine like? I check my email at specific times of the day. It’s usually something like, 5:30 AM, 8:00 AM, 10:45a AM, 12 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM and 7 PM. If someone needs to reach me urgently, they can text or call me. That said, my email tab is typicallyContinue reading » .
What does your daily email routine look like? It depends a bit on the day. If I have a lot of “actual work” I need to get done, I’ll limit how often I check email to maybe once in the morning and once in the afternoon. On a typical day, it’s more fluid and I’llContinue reading » .
Gmail’s confidential mode will be on by default for G Suite users starting June 25th When you send an email in confidential mode, recipients won’t be able to forward your message to others, copy its contents, or download it, and the sender can revoke access at any point. I just cleared out my Gmail usingContinue reading » .
How do you personally manage your inbox? The big problem for most people with email is that they’re using email as a tool for every type of communication. And that’s a mistake in my opinion. When you’re working with a team, when you’re working with clients—there should be different tools for different kinds of communication.Continue reading » .
What does your daily email routine look like? I have a lot of rituals around email. I’m a batcher so I really try to respond to emails within set time periods, so I’m not “grazing” all day. To enforce that, I use a Gmail plugin called Batched Inbox. It manipulates my email through folder structuresContinue reading » .