Get Rid of E-mail

Some notes taken during the Get Rid of E-mail session at the 2007 NEIT unconference

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1. how do we cut down e-mail?

1.1. use the right tool for the job

1.2. no meeting reminders

1.3. don't set up meetings in e-mail

1.3.1. use www.doodle.ch

1.4. only e-mail when things are completed

1.5. no thank you e-mails

1.6. use helpful sujects to people don't have to open

1.7. don't use it to avoid work/be lazy

1.8. NRN - no response necessary

1.9. when there's a better tool - use it

1.10. e-mail hours? - not after 6?

1.11. no thank you e-mails

1.12. Kerri's 3 volley rule

1.12.1. once it goes back and forth thrice find them

1.13. let people know what's appropriate

1.13.1. "wit and wisdom" conference

1.13.2. no forwards

1.13.3. "faculty lounge"

1.13.4. BFS - monthly reminder on approp practice

1.14. CC

1.14.1. gets a copy, no response

1.14.2. passive aggressive

2. 50% of e-mail is misinterpreted

3. attachments

3.1. wean people off

3.2. wikis

3.3. Google Docs

3.4. revisioning

3.5. edit on paper?

3.6. how do you re-train users?

3.6.1. external users

3.7. http://senduit.com

4. deleting e-mails

4.1. post links on Intranet

4.2. use del.icio.us

4.3. careful - have to legally keep some

4.4. limit space

4.5. yearly delete