The other day, I came across an article “E-mail: Communication dinosaur.” It got me thinking. How has email become a dinosaur? The article discusses why people are moving away from email and towards other technologies for instant communication. Then I came across another article, “Killing Email: How and Why I Ditched My Inbox”
Today, while wading through the SPAM to find the emails that I care about it became crystal clear to me why so many people are moving away from email. Email has become a burden to use because of all the SPAM. It wastes productivity. I think Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.Net had it right when he wrote about ditching the inbox. I am seriously considering a change in how I will communicate and collaborate in the future. All I need is a workable exit strategy. I don’t know if I can totally eliminate email, but perhaps I can create an effective SPAM avoidance policy.
Here are a few articles I have found that discuss SPAM prevention:
You can find other articles by doing a google search for “prevent SPAM”