Challenge of the Month (June) – Reduce email backlog

I receive a lot of feedback on, sometimes tutorial requests and lots of error and improvements corrections. The stuff I like I usually keep in my inbox until I find the time to act on it.

The IT challenge of this month will be to reduce my email backlog. Every day I will try to leave my email inbox with one email less in it. Currently I have 69 open emails where I need something to do.

[Update] I found another bucket of emails (35) which I once sorted to another folder for a demo. This made it 104 emails in total at the beginning of the month.

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Lars Vogel is the founder and CEO of the vogella GmbH and works as Eclipse and Android consultant, trainer and book author. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, He is the primary author of With more than one million visitors per month this website is one of the central sources for Java, Eclipse and Android programming information.
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2 Responses to Challenge of the Month (June) – Reduce email backlog

  1. Fredrik says:

    How are you planning to do this? Just by applying more raw power (i.e spend more time reading/answering) or by working smarter?
    Automatic rules for sorting and filtering comes to mind, but that wont help with the actual answering. Would be intresting to know what you come up with

  2. Lars Vogel says:

    @Fredrik: I’m planning a summary at the end of this month.

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