(or, how I learned to love my Inbox)
Some time ago, I stumbled on to a way of sorting my mail in Outlook that actually makes me [more?] productive and able to deal with the constant torrent that is unleashed up on me daily.
- Go to View…Arrange By…and Custom.
- Choose “Group by” and set it to Conversation (Ascending). Hit OK.
- Then choose “Sort”, and set it to Received (Descending). Hit OK.
Now all conversations will be grouped together, and any new mail that comes into a conversation will make the conversation jump to the top of the Inbox. This works great for those times when there are 30 mails on a subject, and you can confidently delete all but the most current with a single action, knowing that you will have the most up to date information.
Let me know if this helps/hurts your daily routine, or if you have other tips on taming your Inbox!