5.8.08

Working Man Blues on the Internet

A dirty word called 'work'  I don't know about you but I get inundated by promotional emails almost every day. I guess I'm partly to be blamed for getting into this kind of situation.

About 50% of them are spammy emails with ludicrous offers that only a noob would entertain. The other half being newsletters and ezine stuff which I have subscribed but can't remember when I had keyed in my email address on the subscription forms to get them delivered.

Thanks to my generosity or rather stupidity, now I have to make it a daily task to check the inbox and expedite the termination of these spams and other redundant emails that are beginning to get under my skin.

Oh well, what I'm trying to say is that if you are in a kind of similar situation like me, it's better to do things early rather than be sorry later.

Procrastination is not a good idea because if you doze off you will find a huge pile of emails up to your neck! That means you will be terribly bogged down clearing them. Just imagine yourself scooping snow in your driveway and backyard while your missus watches from the window!

Okay, I'm just exaggerating with this rambling, but truth be told - it's not very hard to spend a little time checking your inbox each day. By doing this you will maintain a clean and uncluttered inbox. Is it so difficult to do?

There I have implied the dirty word "Work". But this kind of work is a piece of cake if you motivate yourself to dig in with a sense of discipline. Believe me, it doesn't raise half a sweat if you stick to this routine. Goodbye, email clutter! - Markk


10 comments:

Auto Scratcher said...

But is it possible to clean up email box and rid them of spam forever? Or am I just stuck checking everyday and clicking the "Unsubscribe" link until my dying days?

Markk said...

> auto scratcher: smart question. You could use the auto scratch pad to clean up the inbox, lol. Just joking. Well, for example, Google Gmail which I'm using will catch suspected spam emails and place them in the Spam folder. I guess spam is forever until we close shop.

Hey man, you don't have to start clicking everyday until kingdom come. I consider it good habit to spend less than 30 minutes to check on emails and just do the necessary job. Somedays I may not switch on and that's all right. Come back tomorrow and do it then.

wilson said...

Nice concept, mark.

My Gmail is always full of junk and spam emails, especially those paypal phishing emails...

Maybe I can use the auto scratcher to overcome the matter.

Thanks for sharing the idea, mate ;)

LTNAM said...

Thanks for this for, good iea.

Tournaments said...

Its really excellent idea. Thanks

Alex K said...

I ended up using a mixture of spamarrest, gmail re-routing, and tearing my hair out. The combination works quite well...

Rose said...

For me, I just take a quick look then select them all and delete. Unsubscribe seem doesn't work for me...

Forex Trading said...

I like the section on affiliate marketing. Too many people take to it as their get rich quick scheme, it takes a whole of work to get rich just like anything else. Don't get sucked in unless you really want to study hard and work harder, otherwise you will just be wasting your time.

Clairvoyant said...

Clicking the "Unsubscribe" link does not solve the problem. I did it, but my inbox is junk and spam emails. I like the idea to use the auto scratcher . Thanks!

Warren Buffett Investing said...

Unfortunately, affiliate marking is another easy and quick dream offered by the A-listers. First it was blogging for money, then it graduates onto affiliate marketing through authority and then it's email lists. Yep, they all probably work but the bottom line is none of it is going to happen without work.