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By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 30, 2014

Boomerang Lets You Schedule Email

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This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’m going to show you a neat little add-on that you can use with your Gmail account to schedule email delivery.

It’s called Boomerang and it works with a Gmail account and the browsers Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

Boomerang allows you to compose an email and schedule it for a date you specify. With the free version, you can schedule up to 10 emails a month for free. This is fantastic if you have a nice chunk of free time and want to get ahead of your game!

By Jess Stratton | Monday, November 11, 2013

Create temporary email accounts: Monday Productivity Pointers

Create a temporary email account with Guerrilla Mail

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Signing up for services and applications on the web often requires that you share your email address—but this can result in a whole lot of junk mail flowing into your inbox.

This week’s Monday Productivity Pointers focuses on how you can create a temporary email address to use when signing up for web apps and services. You can then receive the confirmation email at your temporary address, confirm your account, and keep your real inbox free of junk mail.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, August 12, 2013

Using Mac Mail More Efficiently: Monday Productivity Pointers

Create Smart Mailboxes in Mac Mail

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If you use the native Apple Mail app, there’s a particularly helpful feature you should know about: Smart Mailboxes let you create a custom mailbox containing only messages that match the criteria you specify—no matter where they are in Mac Mail. For example, you can create a Smart Mailbox that contains only unread messages sent to you in the last week, or just the messages from your team members. In the first Monday Productivity Pointers video this week, I’ll show you how to create some basic Smart Mailboxes.

By Jolie Miller | Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Time Management with Outlook 2007 and 2010

Time management may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you open your inbox, but our two new courses, Outlook 2010: Time Management with Calendars and Tasks and Outlook 2007: Time Management with Calendars and Tasks, suggest that email productivity is well within your grasp.

These courses are designed to help you create appointments and meetings with ease, use flagging and categories to corral all your inbox email, manage tasks and to-dos, and use Outlook Task List options.

Outlook 2007 users will appreciate author Gini Courter’s quick tip on how to create a task from an email (from chapter two of Outlook 2007: Time Management with Calendars and Tasks):

And if you’re using Outlook 2010, check out this handy method of viewing the task list and to-do list (from chapter three of Outlook 2010: Time Management with Calendars and Tasks) :

If your inbox gets a steady stream of email every day, you’ll also appreciate these courses’ solid tips for capturing work in Outlook. Another suggestion from Gini Courter is to sort the items that require your action by priority and the amount of time each will take. This sorting then determines whether you set up a task or a calendar appointment and how you take next steps. For more on this, lynda.com members should check out the Capturing work in Outlook movie in the introduction chapter of both Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007 time management courses.

My new productivity motto: Enjoy your email, and make your calendar and tasks work for you in the new year!

Interested in more? • The full Outlook 2007: Time Management with Calendars and Tasks • The full Outlook 2010: Time Management with Calendars and Tasks• All business courses on lynda.com • All courses from Gini Courter on lynda.com

Suggested courses to watch next:Outlook 2010 Power ShortcutsOutlook 2010: Effective Email ManagementOutlook 2007: Effective Email ManagementTime Management FundamentalsLinkedIn Essential Training

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