This simple little trick could save you from feeling completely bombarded by emails in your inbox in the New Year.
It is useful to set up a simple rule for email messages to be delivered straight to that labelled inbox rather than filling up the main inbox and filtering through all the emails to get to the important ones!
So for the important emails such as that from my line manager I would have her emails go straight into a Folder just for her and I focus on those first (of course!) when I get back after the break.
Step 1: Create a new folder in your email structure to house the emails in categories.
Step 2: Click on the Rules > Manage Rules & Alerts
Step 3: Click to create a New Rule
Step 4: Use the Wizard to select what type of rule you want to create
Step 5: Follow through step 1 and step 2, specifying your rule and folder.
Step 6: Click finish to apply the rule.