I’ve seen a ton of information on the web about choosing and using email apps and systems. I’ve even debated making a course about it from time to time. But I never felt like I was the right person to put it together. Thankfully, The Sweet Setup just launched (note: this is an affiliate link) just a course and I can tell you that it’s well worth your time and dollars.


There’s a trend. It’s a typical trend. It’s one you see in many sectors. It’s a trend that comes from one of two sources. One, people need a break. Two, people know and understand more about their sector than the general population. But the question is, what do you do about it once you know?

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In the midst of reading for Bookworm, I discovered my habit of quickly checking my email throughout the day. It’s a simple habit on the surface, but try to break it and you’ll find that willpower alone may not be enough to win.

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Joe Buhlig

Earlier this week, I published an article eluding to my use of Gmail’s permalinks. It sparked a number of unexpected questions about how to get them and how I use them on both macOS and iOS. But rather than write it out, I figured a screencast would help convey the process better.

Folks are quite passionate about the software they use to access their email. I fell in that camp for a while but anymore I just don’t get it. I think that stems from my intent to touch emails only once, keep my inbox as empty as possible, and use a single archive folder for all emails I want to keep.

I used to pride myself in having one of the fastest email replies in the office. If you sent me an email, I was back to you in less than 10 minutes. Sometimes 5.