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Your inbox runneth over? How to reduce email mess and stress

By Nicole Nguyen

05 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Ever feel like you are struggling against a never ending mountain of emails? The Wall Street Journal provides us with some tips for timesaving and productivity-boosting so that we can tackle the mess.

Email is my personal Everest. I spend hours a day fighting my way through useless messages, hoping for the chance to glimpse the more important stuff.

So I set off in search of a less rocky climb. I talked to productivity experts, downloaded apps and tried features built into Gmail and Microsoft’s Outlook mail service. I am getting along much better now.

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