Are you overwhelmed with incoming e-mail? Do you receive messages from family and friends, mixed in amongst messages from genealogy mailing lists, updates from web sites, and discussion forums? And then there's spam. Do you feel that you are never caught up with your e-mail?
I know the problem! I typically receive 1,000 or so e-mail messages per day. Probably 800 or so of those are spam messages, so I have a really aggressive spam filter that takes care of most of them; I rarely even see the junk mail. However, that still leaves 200 or so legitimate messages per day that I do want to see. Perhaps 25 to 50 of those incoming messages are from individuals, high priority message that I want to read immediately. The others are from various mailing lists, web sites, and other automated messages sent by computers.
This week I thought I would describe the methods that I use to sort and file the messages before I even see them.
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