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Poll: How Many Times Do You Check Your Email Each Day?

| May 13, 2012 | 13 Comments

 

It seems like most people are in a never ending battle with their email. While being responsive to emails is important it can also be a major distraction for many people. We want to know how often you check your email? Do you have any reasons for how often you check that inbox? Do you think it’s something that distracts you or that you need to improve on in some way? Let us know your inbox thoughts in the comments!

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  • ProfessionalRebellion

    My iPhone has made sure that checking for new emails becomes almost as habitual as breathing. Used to be a productivity killer when access was limited to the laptop, but now with it always with me on the go, I find it flows right into my day. In fact, knowing I am up to speed on all my emails makes me check my computer LESS often. Go figure…

  • ProfessionalRebellion

    My iPhone has made sure that checking for new emails becomes almost as habitual as breathing. Used to be a productivity killer when access was limited to the laptop, but now with it always with me on the go, I find it flows right into my day. In fact, knowing I am up to speed on all my emails makes me check my computer LESS often. Go figure…

  • http://www.online-business-virtual-assistant.com/ Virtual Business Assistant

    Now people have everything on their mobile and whenever a new msg is received its read immediately. Not like the previous checking.

  • http://www.online-business-virtual-assistant.com/ Virtual Business Assistant

    Now people have everything on their mobile and whenever a new msg is received its read immediately. Not like the previous checking.

  • http://www.online-business-virtual-assistant.com/ Virtual Business Assistant

    Now people have everything on their mobile and whenever a new msg is received its read immediately. Not like the previous checking.

  • http://panganmarketing.com/ Josh Pangan

     I agree, being able to check my email on the go helps me not become overwhelmed with 20+ unread messages.

  • http://revplace.com/ Aaron Wright

    I only check my email once per day. I read the “4 Hour Workweek”, and while some parts of that book irritated me, there were some good tips on productivity. One of them was to only check email once per day. As he says in the book, most emails aren’t very important. If the message was really important, they would just call you. I have found this to be true.

  • ProfessionalRebellion

    Love that book. A downside to the once a day approach is response time for client/prospects. I basically combine both the once a day and the email junkie approaches by scanning email headings as they pop onto my phone (and responding right away to the important ones, like from potential or current clients) and then limiting my email housekeeping to once a day. That way I get the best of both worlds.

  • ProfessionalRebellion

    Love that book. A downside to the once a day approach is response time for client/prospects. I basically combine both the once a day and the email junkie approaches by scanning email headings as they pop onto my phone (and responding right away to the important ones, like from potential or current clients) and then limiting my email housekeeping to once a day. That way I get the best of both worlds.

  • ProfessionalRebellion

    Love that book. A downside to the once a day approach is response time for client/prospects. I basically combine both the once a day and the email junkie approaches by scanning email headings as they pop onto my phone (and responding right away to the important ones, like from potential or current clients) and then limiting my email housekeeping to once a day. That way I get the best of both worlds.

  • ProfessionalRebellion

    I was watching a show on Bravo about People’s Revolution (Fashion PR firm in NY), and this one junior exec had 1,200 unread emails since 12:05 am that day. She looked like she was ready to burst into tears.

  • ProfessionalRebellion

    I was watching a show on Bravo about People’s Revolution (Fashion PR firm in NY), and this one junior exec had 1,200 unread emails since 12:05 am that day. She looked like she was ready to burst into tears.

  • saraah

    Really?Check your email twice-or 4 times a day…That should be it, people. I’m only 11 and even I dont check my email(I have an iPhone 4)that much!