Deleting sprees and other ways we manage our inboxes
by Loren G. EdelsteinFebruary 1, 2012
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number in the hundreds per day for nearly half of meeting
professionals. How do they manage the deluge? One popular tactic is
deleting a slew of them unopened. But that can backfire: Only 21 percent
of 132 respondents to a recent M&C Research poll claim they never
accidentally trash important e-mails during their deleting sprees. Just
27 percent often unsubscribe from e-mail lists that are not relevant to
18% of meeting professionals describe themselves as "inundated, unorganized and stressed" by e-mail.
70% continuously check their e-mail via computer and/or smartphone.
21% receive more than 200 e-mails per day at work.
21% say their inbox management practices keep their e-mail well under control.