Pro tips on dealing with email clutter

Woman looking stressed in front of laptop
Email needn't be the bane of your life, if you follow these tips (Image credit: Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels)

It’s nice to be popular. But there comes a point when you’ve got so emails in your inbox, it’s impossible to get through them all. And so either you ignore them, and get more stressed as your inbox gets fuller and fuller. Or you spend all day going through them, and lose a day when you could have been doing design work. 

So you turn your spam filters up to the max, and spend a lot of time unsubscribing from various newsletter you don’t ever recall signing up for. But still, the torrent seems unstoppable. What else can you do to stem the tide? Here, we speak to creative pros to find out how they deal with email overload, and learn their top tips for uncluttering inboxes.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.