The Internet Advertising Discussion List
Digest #207 -
Wednesday, April 1st, 1998
"Internet Advertising Discussion for
+ Effective E-Mail Management - Rod Aries
Subject: IA: Effective E-Mail Management
Good post on e-mail management.
I get 200-400 e-mails a day.
Here are a couple of things that I do to make it easier.
1. Subscribing technique: I subscribe to lists with a
specific e-mail address from one of the forwarding services-hotmail, usa.net et al. In
example, firstname.lastname@example.org might be used for newsletters. I do this so I know it is a
newsletter, and if I get spam, I know it came from one of the newsletters I subscribe to,
as I post with my real e-mail address.
Additionally, if I want to subscribe for something that I
may be doubtful of, or fill out an on-line form for information, I just use a name like
Of course my clients and friends access me at my direct
e-mail address, as I have used above.
2. File management: If I get a newsletter that has 8
different topics (UNIX, search engines, gif software, click-thru's etc), and I am only
interested in the search engines post-and want to save it, and not the 7 other topics, I
simply copy and mail to myself. (and delete the original file...)
I have created an icon in Eudora, that addresses an e-mail
to me with the subject "search engines" (I have 10 most commonly used topics
plus 1 blank so I can fill it in to meet the content of the post). I highlight the desired
post, say 2 paragraphs on search engines, copy, click on the search engine e-mail icon,
(it already says "search engine" but I may add a comment like Yahoo, or meta
tags) paste and send.
I have my filters set up Eudora to read the subject line
"search engine" and automatically put it in a specific directory with all the
other "search engine" topics. When I need something on search engine
optimization, or Infoseek, or meta-jacking, I just read the subjects in my search engine
As a slightly related topic, I still maintain AOL and
Compuserve accounts back from when I started to get on the internet. I do the same thing
there as well. If I get a posting I want to keep, I just mail it to my specific sub folder
for safe storage. This way, I don't have to dig through AOL, ISP, Compuserve, to find
certain files, they are all in one place.
At your service,