I have a number of separate e-mail accounts. I have them all dump into my main mail program, the standard Apple Mail program. With a bunch of rules I sort them into separate mailboxes for e-mail lists (most are fairly inactive) Ads and news (that I review only when I am looking for something to buy on-line and to clean it out of old stuff weekly) and Order Info (for notes about something I have ordered on the Internet). After processing list mail stays in its list inbox, order stuff goes to orders rcvd when the item comes in and the rest get dumped to Reference. I check my Spam folder daily and clear it out, even with a good spam checker I still get 1-3 false positives in it a week and also get 1-3 spam coming through to my regular inbox a week so I can never depend on an automated spam checker.
Originally Posted by MalucoMarinero
Then I check Twitter daily, Ravelry forums and inbox daily, Facebook once a week or so.
There are a number of forums that I go into and read interesting threads. Some I check daily, British Farming Forum, Sheep Production, GTD forums here and NerdFitness. Some I check once or twice a week, DEVONThink, Omnifocus and Scrivener and some I check depending on specific projects or problems, Lightroom, NaNoWriMo, LibreOffice, Eclipse.Org
I read several on-line news sites at varying levels of frequency, BBC, Denver Post and NewsHour daily, Merchant Herald & Delta County Independent only once a week (they are both weekly papers) occasionally I go to the local TV news channels or to the NY Times, CNN or Reuters but usually only when there is breaking news or I need their views on something or have been referred there by someone I trust.
Some people read paper news, I read mine on-line.
I do all my reading and processing on my desktop computer. The only mobile inbox I have is my phone and text messaging, which I deal with as they happen. I also carry a notepad for my own paper inbox items I think of.
Of course anything from those inboxes that becomes actionable ends up in Omnifocus where it is added to existing projects or becomes a project. But I deal with that somewhat differently. It's not a place to check for inputs but a place I go to do the processing of the inputs that came in.
Last edited by Oogiem; 12-02-2012 at 06:12 AM.
Reason: Add actional inbox
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