Dealing with 10,000 emails & getting to Inbox Zero in 24 hours

Filed as Uncategorized on April 14, 2008 9:54 pm

Darren Rowse spent the weekend getting his inbox from 10,000 items down to zero in less than 24 hours.

How did he do this?

Well, he started with Google’s GMail:

I moved all my email activity to Gmail

To do this I forwarded all of my previous email addresses and contact forms so that they now arrive in my Gmail inbox. Previously I’d use (mac) to fetch email from 5 different email addresses and synced it with using IMAP so I could retrieve it from two computers. Now I’m using Gmail online rather than a client to sort them all. It does mean I can only access email while online – but I think this in itself will be helpful as it decreases the time I am using email.

Darren goes on to talk about his other steps – including merciless unsubscribing, using Gmail’s filtering and labels, and other steps. It’s well worth the read if you’re looking to get control of your inbox.


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  1. By Darren posted on April 14, 2008 at 11:21 pm
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    thanks for the link Matt – hope the post helps someone.


  2. By Matt Craven posted on April 15, 2008 at 2:34 am
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    I enjoyed it alot – thanks for posting..



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