Microsoft’s Outlook is an irreplaceable tool for countless organizations and a veritable legion of people around the globeâ€”but it’s not a beloved one by any stretch. Nobody actually enjoysÂ sifting through a stuffed inbox or responding to meeting requests all day long; you want to open your inbox, do what you need to do, and get the heck out as fast as possible.Â
That’s where these Outlook organizational tips come in. Adopting these five simple practices will make diving into your inbox less painfulâ€”and far less time consuming.
1. Use folders to reduce Inbox clutter
It seems easy to let emails just pile up in your Inbox, until you try to find something and have to suffer through a manual search. Instead, move messages to a custom folder that relates to the company or the message. Itâ€™s just like using a file cabinet.