I've spend hours searching online (this forum and others) and I cannot find answers to what I think would be a common process question. How do you handle emails from your 'inbox' folder? Yes, I know the book says to use emails as action reminders, but this breaks down if the email is more than a single 'next action' step (which most are). David Allen doesn't detail how to deal with emails requiring multiple actions.
The way I understand it from the book, the 'normal' way to process 'to do's' that require more than one step is to
1. Add them to your projects list
2. Create a next action.
So does this mean for every email that comes in that requires more than a single action, I should drag it to a projects folder? Isn't this kind of like a to-do list? Therefore wouldn't it fit better on the Outlook Tasks list?
So my question is: What is your process for dealing with an incoming email that requires more than one next action?