- A Disciplined Way To Deal With Email

The Problem

E-mail takes too long to respond to, resulting in continuous inbox overflow for those who receive a lot of it.

The Solution

Treat all email responses like SMS text messages, using a set number of letters per response. Since it%u2019s too hard to count letters, we count sentences instead. is a personal policy that all email responses regardless of recipient or subject will be two sentences or less. It%u2019s that simple.

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Try it.

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