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10 Tools To Beat Email Overload

New tools and services promise to help you put more love into your love-hate relationship with email. We check out the contenders.
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AwayFind cuts the tether between you and your inbox, so you can stop worrying about missing that important email while you're in an all-day meeting or on vacation. AwayFind is a smartphone app (iOS and Android) and plugin for Gmail and Outlook that can automatically re-route high-priority emails to other devices.

Here's how it works: Say you're expecting a critical email from your boss in the next 24 hours, but you're traveling or tied up in meetings and can't (or don't want to) check email. Instead of having to hit "refresh" on your email account every five minutes or nervously wondering if the message arrived, AwayFind acts as a virtual email watchdog/assistant. Simply configure AwayFind to watch your inbox for a predetermined window of time for a specific sender. When your boss sends the critical email, AwayFind goes into action and either calls your phone, sends a text message, tweets, or messages a colleague that important email has just arrived.

AwayFind costs between $5 (for 100 alerts) to $50 (for unlimited alerts) monthly, and offers a 30-day free trial.

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Marc Powell
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Marc Powell,
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6/19/2013 | 9:51:44 AM
re: 10 Tools To Beat Email Overload
Tools and programs are great at helping to combat email overload.

But the best way is to send less and receive fewer.
www.emailogic.com
xaviercm
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xaviercm,
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6/24/2014 | 10:39:08 AM
A better way to manage email newsletter subscription
Hi,

I think that you might be interested in beta testing our new project (our tagline is "Your inbox will thank you" ...).

With a friend, I am working on this project whose goal is to provide a way for people to better manage their email newsletter subscriptions. Closetoshop generates a unique email address for each subscription, and will send you a digest containing all of your newsletters once a day.

Your inbox won't be overloaded anymore, you avoid the frequent distraction of new mail arriving during the day, and you can easily put a stop to unwanted messages.

Just take a look at http://closetoshop.com (you can create an free account).

For more detailed information, please read the FAQ (in English) : http://faq.closetoshop.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=faq_en

Don't hesitate to contact us, we need your feedback !

/Xavier
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