The topic: How can we better prioritize, categorize, filter and search your e-mail?
Thanks to my fantastic professor and advisor, we were able to keep the topic a bit vague and leave lots of room for exploration. I have plenty of ideas, but, of course, I won't give them all away yet.
As this blog has built up a small but respectable audience (30000+ pageviews / month, without counting feeds), I was hoping to get some input from you guys:
How do you organize your e-mail?
- Do you keep all your e-mail in your inbox, or meticulously sort it into folders?
- Do you use flagging, labeling or keep mails unread to make sure you get to them?
- Do you prioritize reading and answering e-mails by person or by topic?
- Do you have carefully fine-tuned inbox rules like Bill Gates, or do follow the GMail philosophy or "search, don't sort?"