NANFA-- NANFA email glut solutions

Sajjad Lateef (
Thu, 21 Dec 2000 14:47:13 -0600 (EST)

Hi folks,

My NANFA folder is down from a peak of 259 message to the current
6 (with URLs I intend to check out when I get a chance). Anyway, I wanted
to share my email management techniques with you folks. These will apply
to most people who use "regular" email (web-based or AOL are out of luck).

Someone suggested that individual emails are easier to manage than
digest. I fully agree. Digests are good for one-way information flow but
difficult when you want to respond. But, digests do reduce the stress from
seeing so many new messages in your INBOX.

If you use Outlook or Outlook Express or Eudora or any other POP
or IMAP client, you should consider investigating the "Rules" or "Filters"
features. I have Filters in place that detect a message from NANFA and
move it to a local folder without it ever showing up in my INBOX. Two
o My INBOX is free from NANFA messages (i.e. INBOX size is reduced)
o NANFA email is all in one convinient folder (for reading when I can find
the time).

Rules can also be used to delete messages from any person whose
messages you do not wish to read. They can also be used to forward
messages to a second email account. Rules can also be used to delete
messages with a particular subject.

At work, I have over a dozen rules for organizing my email. At
home, only a few (including one or two to delete some annoying unsolicited
email advertisements).

I am sharing this information with the list in the hopes that with
some email-management suggestions, some people would not consider leaving
the list.

Sajjad "computer geek" Lateef

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