Melody Kramer

There Is A Monster At The End Of This Newsletter

29 Jan 2015

I really dislike email subject headings. They tell me nothing. They’re usually a bait and switch attempt to get me to open an email.

But here’s one thing I did recently that made my email a bit more tolerable.

I color coded it.

At NPR, I said “If an email comes directly to me, make it blue. If I’m cc’ed, make it yellow. If it cc’s a listserv I’m on, make it red.” And so on. That way, I could glance at the inbox and know how to prioritize.

This is how you do this in Mail. And in Outlook. And in Gmail.

Have a good one, friends.


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