Here we have our second week of how to clear your emails out
2. Update your anti-virus software
Some of us might not realise how easy it is for emails to have viruses and malware attached to them, so when they end up in your inbox they could be potentially harmful. An email itself may not contain any malware, but it may include a link to a website that contains malware or an infected attachment. Therefore, these kinds of emails could be lurking about in your inbox without you even realising (especially in your ‘deleted items’ or ‘junk’ folders), and if you don’t have an organised system it might be hard to detect where the issues are coming from.
It is advised you delete any of these dodgy looking emails straight away, and double check you have updated anti-virus software to avoid your computer system being attacked.
Once you have an email inbox that doesn’t look as though it’s suffocating, you could possibly create some filters or think about having multiple email addresses. Filters are a brilliant way to automatically deal with incoming emails. You could have multiple filters for the less important emails such as newsletters, weekly updates and promotional offers that you can easily access whenever you want, rather than have them clog up your inbox and take away the attention from your more important emails.
On the other hand, having multiple email addresses does the exact same thing as filtering, but it just holds a more time-consuming process if you need to go from one email address to the next. You could have one email address for business, one for personal, and one for everything else (such as receipts, newsletters, etc) Using this process could eliminate any unwanted emails from your more important inboxes, such as your business one, and straight away you will know where to find certain emails if needed.