7 Ways to Detox Your Inbox

Find out how to cut through the e-mail clutter to save time and aggravation.

Let’s start with a pop quiz.

Q: Do any of us feel e-mail-deprived?

A: Is that a serious question?

We need to talk about shedding the excess weight in your corpulent, noxious beast of an inbox.

Most business professionals spend 637 hours managing, writing and responding to e-mails every year—about 13 hours per workweek—according to collaborative e-mail company Contatta, based on statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and McKinsey Global Institute. That’s a lot of hours spent shuffling an overwhelming amount of e-mail around, Contatta notes, and an enormous drain on businesses—not to

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