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  • I wonder if people with those incredibly high unread email counts are actually more at peace with their inbox that everyone else.

  • Email Entitlement

    Came in the middle of an interesting thread about a weird/bad communication that a lack of response created. Like it or not, not responding to emails is a response in itself. The response can range from “aw snap, I couldn’t get their attention” to, apparently, extreme disappointment and anger and inventing a whole years-long narrative […]

  • Unsubscribing Complication

    It’s such a silly concept. For those of us with simple setups like a MailChimp newsletter, unsubscribing is a two second job. But of course the internet is a big place and tech is weird. I’ve heard people say it’s like this sometimes because campaigns get queued up to send (including the recipient lists, apparently) […]

  • I’m Neutral-Evil

    On my personal email I just type nothing, because I have a auto-added signature that says: ——————Chris CoyierCodePen • CSS-Tricks • ShopTalk Which is enough I think. I also have email accounts that are business inboxes, so in those (which also have an auto-added signature), I’ll put: -Chris I’d think that the chaotic people you […]

  • Emailing a Book Guy

    I have a book about local hiking trails I really like. It’s quirky and knowledgeable and full of useful information. At time it eludes to some kind of online version of itself, but isn’t definitive, and the book is starting to feel just a smidge long in the tooth. I thought, gosh, this would be […]

  • Email Anxiety

    I totally feel Katie here. This advice probably doesn’t hold true all the time, but one way I’ve had success with this is just to answer one email. Maybe I’ll stop there. At least I did something. But more likely than not, hitting send on that one kicks off a mini sprint of answering lots […]

  • I Tried Emailing Like A CEO And Quite Frankly, It Made My Life Better

    Katie Notopoulos for BuzzFeed: Seeing Clinton’s emails was a whole new can of worms — quick emails to her staff, as well as longer, formal emails to other people. She had both a mastery of email and a complete bumbling lack of understanding of it. It was a hypnotic train wreck, and I wanted in. […]

  • It’s a process

  • Intentional Delays

    I can understand the desire to totally strike email from your life. I find most adult life fantasies are about a simpler life. You visit some small town on vacation and imagine yourself living there, taking in the views, having a late lunch, and practicing your breathing. A life without email is like that. Your […]

  • Your email is what others think you should work on.

    I use all three as well. Calendar is the winner for me in what takes top priority. Whatever is on there happens. Email is the winner for taking up time. I spend a lot of time there communicating and planning. Todo lists, for me, are a bit sloppy. They are just things I don’t want […]