Email is the first and foremost communication for Octavia Goredema, a Los Angeles-based editor and social entrepreneur. Octavia oversees two media platforms — Twenty Ten Talent helps black female professionals accelerate their careers and Twenty Ten Club shares the success stories of black female entrepreneurs. She is also a board trustee of The Zimbabwe Educational Trust and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Unfortunately, this means her inbox was becoming inundated on a daily basis with emails from different time zones.
“Due to the nature of my work I’m on the receiving end of so much information. On top of that, I like to keep up to date with breaking news, trends and developments,” Octavia explains. “This meant over the course of the past few years my inbox was starting to spiral out of control.”
“I’ve been fighting a losing battle against my inbox for 4 or 5 years…I was having serious problems with losing urgent emails. I was just lost in all the clutter.”
Emily spends her days encouraging space enthusiasts to explore the final frontier. But somehow she kept getting lost in the outer limits of her inbox.
As the senior editor and planetary evangelist for the Planetary Society—a nonprofit organization dedicated to space research and exploration—Emily blogs about everything from drilling on Mars to the moons that orbit Pluto. She also writes about space science for Sky & Telescope Magazine. From the latest planetary news to emails from her nonprofit’s membership base, she’s got a lot to keep track of.
Staring into the vastness of space? Fascinating. Staring into her inbox? Terrifying.
Around 70% of the 250,400,000,000 emails sent this year are spam. Unsubscribing to spam is one of the worst things you can do to avoid getting more spam, and there’s plenty of literature online to support this.
So, how do you reduce spam if you can’t unsubscribe?
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SaneBox is really easy to use. All we do is analyze what’s important to you (based on your past interactions with your Inbox), move the unimportant emails into a separate folder, and summarize them in a digest.
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Being a salesperson at most businesses today is an email-heavy job. Okay, maybe all jobs today are pretty heavy on the email — the average person spends 28% of work time reading and responding to email. But salespeople usually have it worse. In addition to keeping up with all of the internal emails flying around the office, salespeople have to stay in touch with dozens, if not hundreds, of leads. And that means reading and sending a mind-numbing amount of emails every single day.