In 2008 Matt Perman wrote a popular post called “How to Get Your Email Inbox to Zero Every Day.” Nearing 8 years old and originally clocking in at 5,700 words, this material was due for an update.
Here’s the updated article, now in an easier to read PDF format.
Whether you’ve actively refined your email system for years or you’ve never thought much about it, this crash-course article covers the essential principles for managing email more effectively. Topics include setting up your email workspace, rules for processing email, best practices for archiving, and more.
Apply these principles consistently and you’ll multiply the time you have for doing other good work.