So we all so much into being connected NOW that our phones fetch emails every 3 or 4 minutes. Sure it sounds great, but it can get REALLY annoying when a spam comes in or stupid reply all "ok" or a non important newsletter. So what then happens is you stop checking your contactly beeping phone.
So I decided to TURN OFF Email alerts on my phone!
I know there is a better solution for this, but this is my Hack that works pretty great. What I do is set up filters in my GMAIL (see video below) that will send VIP and special emails to my phone as a text message. So they are FAR less frequent, but this is stuff I want to get immediate.
I have filters for:
- Particular clients (especially if in the midst of a deal)
- Web leads, so I can decide whether to contact them immediately.
- All emails with a special code in the subject line. If you write to somebody and want their reply sent to your phone, put something like "yyy" or "cell" or something at the far end of the subject line. Then set up your gmail filter to route to your text if they reply to you.
Anybody have a better system? I am sure there is one out there