Google Apps Tips: Are you an email hoarder?

There are a million ways that you can bypass the daily traffic of your life, and that’s because there are plenty of people (like us) who are working relentlessly to create shortcuts for you. Here are some Google Apps tips that help make this possible. 

When you feel like your life is overloaded with crap upon crap, you typically do some spring cleaning. You get rid of the many overalls and jean jackets from the 5th grade that you haven’t been able to part with and ship them off to someone who needs them.

But how about all the thousands of emails that flood your Gmail inbox on a daily basis?  Couldn’t you just fill up a few trash bags and send them off to Goodwill too? Lucky for you, we have a few suggestions on how you can clean out your overflowing inbox so you can have space to hang all the exciting new stuff going on in your life.

First, you need to decide how far back you would like to check your unread emails for important messages you may have missed. Think about how quickly your unread emails accumulate and go with a date maybe 1 to 3 months ago (any email older than that is probably irrelevant or was resent). Type in this date, let’s say July 30th, 2013, in the search box, like this: in:inbox before: 2013/07/30.

Select all the messages that show up by clicking “All” and then “Select all conversations that match this search”. Now, are you sitting down for this? Click “delete”. Congratulations, you are one step closer to a more sane life. For the rest of the unread messages you do not want, you can follow the same steps described above and instead search for in:inbox is:unread.

So how many times do we have to tell you that we want to make your life easier before you start believing us? Tell us about the others who are doing the same @thePOPguys

Written by Carolina Leon

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