In my last post, I showed you how to reduce the number of Facebook notifications you get via email.  In this post, I’d like to offer a few more tips on reducing your received emails.

Most of us are subscribed to anywhere from 10 – 100 different email newsletters and updates from various companies, real estate agents, stores, Amazon, airlines – the list is ENDLESS. Here are a few suggestions on how to make it stop!!

  • First, take notice when you enter you email for ANYTHING online.  Chances are there is a box or two that is AUTOMATICALLY checked off and that adds you to their email list.  For example, I just added an online Best Buy account and there were 2 boxes that I had to UNCHECK so that I wouldn’t be added to their promos and flyers.
  • Next, keep all newsletters, promos, flyers that arrive in your inbox.  Before deleting them, find the unsubscribe link and take 2 min to unsubscribe. There are probably only 2-3 that you really need to receive at all.  Things that remain in my inbox? Darren Hardy, Jim Rohn and Denis Waitley.
  • Daily emails are the worst – especially things like WagJag or BabyHeist – I promise that you don’t need those extra dryer balls or the deal on the yoga classes.  If you really have time to shop online, just go directly to the sites and shop.  Or follow them on Facebook (just don’t add notifications!).

Sites like meetup.com require a bit more work.  When you join a group there are so many notifications that are automatically added. Go into your account settings and choose emails and notifications.

  • Once you are here, you’ll see the list of all of your groups.  First, I suggest leaving a group if you have never attended an event and you’ve been in it for over a year. Then, for the groups you’d like to remain in, click on email and notification settings.
  • I usually only leave a check mark on a new meetup is announced. No reminders, no email digest, nothing else.

Hopefully this will help reduce the number of new messages in your inbox by even more!! My goal is to keep less than 50 emails in my inbox at a time – but with all of these changes, I am working on getting to less than 20. How many emails are in your inbox? Reveal your dirty little email secrets below!

 

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