1 Way to Never Forget an Email with Outlook - TabletProductive.com

1 Way to Never Forget an Email with Outlook

Email with Outlook

Have you ever written an email looking for something from a co-worker or friend only to forget about following up on the request? I would love to think all of our friends and co-workers respond immediately when asked something, but the reality is we are all busy and sometimes things just slip through the cracks… especially for those people out there not keeping their inbox at zero.

One simple way to keep track of the emails you send is to send a copy to your self by inserting your email in the bcc field. This works great if you remember to add your email every time. There are also numerous tools out there that automate these steps. However, a simpler method is to utilize Outlook’s Rules and Alerts functionality. Check out this old LifeHacker entry by  way back in 2008. Yes, the post is a bit dated but the workflow is not!


Anyone have any other tips or tricks out there?

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    Chris Lee

    I am a healthcare administrator interested in being productive. I believe that the combination of a tablet (iPad Air 32GB) and a smartphone (iPhone 5 in my case) can drastically improve how we do work without adding too much complexity. The “how” of accomplishing this productivity is the focus of this blog. Here are just a few of the topics I hope to cover. Even though I use iOS devices currently I am in no way totally tied to Apple. I have used a Surface 2 for an extended time and am currently considering replacing my HP laptop with a Surface at some point, so keep reading to find out when this happens. Heck, I may even write a post some day on getting efficient with a Kindle Fire HD given that my daughter just got one for her birthday awhile back.

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