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Using RTM get to Inbox Zero

cj.chilvers says:
One of life's simplest pleasures is having an empty email inbox. Remember the Milk can help make that happen.

Whenever you find messages piling up, simply assign an action to each email (or each conversation), enter that action as a task in RTM and copy the contents of the email into the Notes section of the task.

Once you assign a date to the task, the email can be put out of your mind and moved out of your email inbox.
Posted at 11:50pm on June 5, 2009
andrewski (Remember The Milk) says:
I do this in my Gmail: star my messages and tasks are automatically created (in my Inbox). Then I archive them all and my Gmail Inbox is empty.

Then I go to my RTM Inbox and process those tasks: tag them, set due dates, move them to the correct list. Works like a charm, and I end up with two empty Inboxes. (Twice as nice! ;)
Posted 10 years ago
derek.schauland says:
@andrewski I assume you have a rule to send starred emails to RTM?

Posted 10 years ago
andrewski (Remember The Milk) says:
Derek, the Firefox extension has an option to do this, either for starred messages or ones matching a particular label. See Settings | Tasks for the options.
Posted 10 years ago
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