1- Automate your emails.
If you’re sending a lot of the same emails to clients, you may be able to add them to email list management software like Constant Contact or MailChimp. Then you can automate a series of emails using the autoresponder function.
2- Set a timer.
3- Create draft email answers of your ten most frequently asked questions.
Do you get a lot of the same questions over and over again in your email? Don’t start from scratch each time you craft an answer. Start with a draft of a previous answer, make it generic, and save it in your drafts folder. When you get that question again, copy and paste the draft and customize it as necessary.
4- Learn the email software you’re using.
Sure, everyone pretty much knows how to send, reply to, and forward emails. Most even know how to add attachments. But what else do you know and use on a regular basis?
If you are tech-savvy, then simply spend some time reviewing your email settings and functions. There may be some you discover that will make your day.
5- Set up folders.
Folders, labels, or categories in your email software are all good ways to segment email so that it can be processed in a particular order. Your folders might be by priority, client, service type, or something else. In any case, it’s easier on your brain to answer all questions from one client or topic at a time than it is to ping-pong back and forth.
6- Use the search function.
7- Get a new email address if your current email address is too spammy.
You may be losing the spam battle with email addresses that have been used for more than a few years or that have been hacked. If so, the best solution might just be to switch to a new email.
Choose a good email address in the first place by staying away from email addresses that hackers can guess, like firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Instead use email@example.com or a version of your first and last names.