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Christmas Webcasts: Clearing Your Inbox of Unread Junk - Step 1

Christmas Webcasts: Clearing Your Inbox of Unread Junk - Step 1

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We all do it.  We all let email pile up in our inbox until we have unread emails in the triple digits.  Whether it is Hotmail, GMail, or Outlook, it happens to the best of us.  We are all in a continuous state of information overload cause us to ignore or put up with the frustration of keeping a clean inbox.  Hopefully this quick tip on how to read 500 emails in a few seconds will be the first step in cleaning up your inbox and improving overall Outlook usability!

If you don't want to watch the video, the process involves Right-click -> Mark All as Read

 

The effect of this is subtle and more mental than anything.  Doing this regularly will lower your tension when checking you email because you won't in a constant state of "Oh my god, I have too many emails!"  Also, if you are anything like me, most of those emails are months old.  Lucky for me, since I don't get SPAM, i don't worry about trying to delete junk. 

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