I have a confession to make. Over the years, I’ve struggled with my inbox.

As the amount of emails grows, so does its unwieldiness. I’ve experienced the dirty-closet syndrome where I’ve mightily attempted to keep it organized. Due to the fact that I had “real work” to do rather than file the 100+ daily emails, I would tend to lag on my email filing chores. Over time, email was spread between topical folders, folders from specific individuals or distribution lists, the “to do” folder, the “I’m working on it” folder and, of course, the vast abyss of the inbox itself, making it nearly impossible to retrieve an old email.

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