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How do you organize your email inbox?

Through covid and people constantly on virtual meetings sharing their screens, Iโ€™ve seen a number of different outlook inboxes from across my organization. Some are neat and tidy with folders for everything. And some are about as disorganized as my ADRโ€™s tinder inbox. Unread emails from weeks ago, nothing deleted, nothing archived, etc.


Which category do you fall under and why?

My email inbox is
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BigCheese
Politicker
+6
Agency Recruiter
Bit of both, got a ton of filters and folders but constantly have some slip through the cracks. Most of our clients send out automated emails with updates on every single position they have open so it's not uncommon to switch tabs and return to the inbox 5 minutes later with 50+ emails. Hard to stay organized with that!
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SaaSNoob
Good Citizen
Territory Sales Manager
I love chaos in my life. Disorganized mess relates perfectly to my inbox as well as my Personal lifeย 
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
It all retires to a folder. If it's in my Inbox, it means it's a task left for me to complete. I do my best to have 0 messages when I log off for dinner (though it never stays empty long lol)
Hotcaller
Good Citizen
+2
Field Sales Representative
Yup. I do the same thing. I create folders for each account, or email type and archive emails to their respective folder, as I complete the actions. If I have 0 emails in my inbox, I have 0 actions. Which is never the case, but always the goal!
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
Not sure how long you've been doing it - but it's easier to maintain than to get there. I definitely have weeks I don't hit the bottom, but I'd say 90% of the time we get there by Friday haha
desperado
Politicker
+5
Head of Business Development
Color-coded filters with many different criteria. I try to organize it as granularly as possible but Google doesn't have enough colors for me to choose from to separate. We need the full-color palette!ย 
Bittersweet0326
Politicker
+5
Digital Business Associate
It's pretty clean. Sometimes I have too many folders and an email could go into any one of 4 so that makes it annoying.
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
I've always told myself it would be good to setup smart inboxes and filters...but never get around to it. That's what the search bar is for, right?ย 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Try to keep it clean and folder the important stuff i know i will need to reference laterย 
CuriousFox
Arsonist
+10
Senior Account Executive
I have personalized folders as well as a slightly messy inbox. Happy medium.ย 
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