Yesterday, I checked my email’s spam filter folder for the first time in — months?…and found two job offers. What have I been missing?
Among the supposedly unwanted, automatically diverted emails were: notices I should’ve seen, personal emails from friends, and offers that I certainly would want to consider.
Most email programs are pretty sophisticated. Outlook, Thunderbird, Gmail, etc. The refinement of the settings on these programs are amazing. I use Zoho mail to handle my main CourVO.com email, and like the other programs I just mentioned, it’s highly configurable. I can white-list addresses I want to make sure get through, black-list those I don’t want to be seen, and automatically shuttle regularly repeating mail from predictable sources to certain folders.
Now I’m finding out (rough estimate) it’s right 80% of the time. Maybe.
Can you afford to miss the other 20% sight-unseen?
As much as I sometimes hate the drudgery of traipsing through email every day, this is how I’ve set up my business. It’s email-centric. Email is SO important to my marketing, communications, and daily t0-do’s that can’t afford for any part of that process to be deficient. So now I have an added another daily duty to make absolutely sure the system works. It’s gonna amount to what?…an extra five minutes every day?
Worth it for the $1,000+ job I just found.