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Handy apps to help manage your emails

When it comes to messages, it’s easy to lose control of your inbox. However, you can stay on top of things with these handy apps recommended by the Business & Management Faculty.

Engaging in pleasant activities on your holiday and collecting memories can prolong the vacation effect after your return to work. However, the thought of returning to a huge backlog of emails that need addressing can wipe out any goodwill rapidly. Some forward planning might assist – you can manage expectations by writing an appropriate out of office message – but many email tricks (such as deleting any CC messages) only work for a short while until colleagues establish a way to bypass them.

One very practical suggestion is to state that you are not returning until the day after you get back to work in your out of office reply and set aside half of that extra day to clear the email backlog. There are, however, some brilliant apps that can assist you with email management, even when you are not on leave. Take a look at the following examples to see what they have to offer you.

This is an extract from the Business & Management Magazine, Issue 266, July 2018.

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