You are halfway through the challenge! Let’s take a look back on what you did on days 1 and 2:
Challenge #3: Unsubscribe from annoying newsletters
Yesterday, we taught you a simple decision-making guideline to help you process your email more efficiently.
As a reminder, the word processing means deciding what needs to be done. When you process your emails you are deciding what needs to be done so you can confidently archive (or delete) the email. Here’s a visual of what email processing can look like:
In today’s challenge, we’re going to help you reduce the amount of email you receive by getting rid the ones you don’t want to see.
You probably receive a lot of email from sites and services that you’ve forgotten you’ve subscribed to – but those sites and services haven’t forgotten you. They continue to send you email on a weekly (and sometimes daily) basis about things that you are no longer interested in. If you saw a list of all these companies lined up, you’d be shocked at how many of these useless emails are stuffed into your inbox (excluding Asian Efficiency of course ;)).
Get your email offender list
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to get access to this list.
Every email list that you’ve signed up is required by law to provide a unsubscribe link. This makes it easy to see everything that you’re subscribed to because you can simply go into your email client and search for “unsubscribe” or “manage your subscription”.
From here, you can decide which email lists you want to stay on (no action required) and which ones you don’t want to see anymore (click unsubscribe link).
Even unsubscribing from just one newsletter will help you start to take control of your inbox by reducing the number of emails you receive. Today’s challenge is to use the unsubscribe search trick to unsubscribe from 2 or 3 unneeded emails.
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