To Delete or Archive Email, That Is the Question

An email inbox can get overwhelming. It's estimated we send 306 billion emails daily; not you personally, of course, although it may feel that way. So, you have to develop strategies to corral the communications, one of which is deciding whether to delete or archive an email. This primer will help. First, let's consider the drawbacks to having all ...
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Computer Cleaning for the New Year


The new year can mean resolutions and promises for a “new you.” One way to start this year feeling more in control is to clean up your computer. Follow these simple steps!




Give your computer a fresh start with a clean-up.



Tackle the Inbox




We do a lot of shopping at the end of the year. Whether you shop online or in stores, you’re asked to provide your email address when you buy, which multiplies the number of mailing lists you’re on. Don’t start the new year deluged by unwanted newsletters and advertising emails.




The extra messages in your inbox distract you from the messages that matter. Instead of deleting every new unread message from “Let’s Make Cookies,” click on one and unsubscribe. Usually, there’s a link that lets you do this at the bottom of the email. If you’re a Gmail user, start your effort to cut down on unwanted mail in your Promotions tab. Google’s algorithm sends sales pitches here, so cut messages from this section first.




Clear Bookmarks




The internet is built for browsing. We’ve all lost hours to clicking and linking in this vortex of information. “Wait. How did I end up here looking at kittens eating cupcakes?!” To make things easier, we’ll bookmark sites we visit often or put a page we want to return to on a reading list.




By the end of the year, we have marked many sites that we don’t even remember favouriting in the first place. “When was I interested in this?” Getting rid of any bookmarks for passing interests can help you navigate the Web better this year.

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