Implement These 10 Email Hacks Today for a More Productive Tomorrow

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Email can be both a blessing and a curse. Let’s aim for the former by learning from those who do it best:

“I have a two-minute rule that says: If you determine an action can be done in two minutes, you actually should do it right then because it’ll take longer to organize it and review it than it would be to actually finish it the first time you notice it,”

David Allen, @gtdguy

5 Ways to Protect Your Gmail from Being Hacked

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Most people don’t realize how vulnerable their Gmail Account is to cyber threats, which if successful can lead to a laundry list of potential problems.

Some of our most sensitive information is stored in our email account; imagine what an imposter would find if they got ahold of your password. The contacts in your address book, your schedule, confidential attachments, and private conversations would all be compromised. Additionally, they may find access to your Facebook, Amazon, and other such accounts.

Perhaps even more disturbing is they would be capable of sending email as you and, once logged in, could change your password and lock you out of your own account indefinitely.

If your Gmail got hacked, it would be a nightmare. 

Fortunately, there are ways to dramatically improve the security of your online information, and we at SaneBox have laid it out in 5 steps:

The 3 Email Commandments

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1. Stop playing Tetris

Email is like Tetris. No matter how fast you are, there’s always more coming, and faster. An average person today sends and receives 122 business emails per day. By 2019 it will be at least 126 per day and doesn’t even include your personal email. Since days in 2019 will still only be 24 hours long, something has to change—you. You need to change the way you think about email, and the way you process it.

2. Don’t let email be your #1 priority