How To Avoid A Flooded Email Inbox hen Returning From Vacation

December 6, 2017

By now you're travel plans for the rest of the year have been set or at the very least you'll get some much deserved time off from work.  Although you try not to think about it, you know the first day back from a vacation will be used to shift through the hundreds of emails that have Benn sitting in your inbox. So here are some tips on how to manage your emails while on vacation without actually being constantly logged onto your computer.  First, lie on your out of office auto-reply message.  Pad your "time off" with a couple of extra days.  That will allow you some extra time to respond to those "urgent" emails. Plus, everyone will be super impressed when you get back to them on the day of your return. Resist the urge to reply or send email while on vacation. Give yourself at least a 72-hour pre-vacay break from unnecessary conversations that can linger into your vacation. Finally, do take a few minutes every other day to clean out the bulk messages.  Also, if you do see something that can be resolved quickly, with a "yes" or "no" answer but only if it ends the correspondence, not extend it.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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