It’s official. I’m getting too much email. This year’s CTIA show prep for PhoneNews.com has caused such a deluge of email, that I am not able to function day-to-day communications.
This has brought me to the painful what-to-do-with-the-mail situation. I now have to decide if I’m going to do one of several options:
1) Deal with it. Not a good option since I’m obviously getting hundreds of non-spam messages a day right now.
2) Set up a bunch of rules. Have new email that is unsolicited from a past sender go into one inbox, have email for ongoing communications routed to another. I see this as more of a fallback solution.
3) Add more email accounts. This is one I’m contemplating.
4) Have critical communication re-routed from work email to my personal inbox. Effective, reduces overhead, but can be unprofessional.
Obviously, there aren’t any real perfect solutions. Oh, yeah, I could hire a secretary. Well, my bank account struck that one down for now. Feel free to post in the comments with your email-overload stories and how you handled it.