Monthly Archives: August 2013


Why are emails showing under date (NONE)?

By standss - Comments ( 0 ) Thursday, August 29th, 2013

A few eeminders users have asked why their Inbox has emails grouped under NONE for date. Emails in this view are grouped and sorted to help you get the right work done… emails that you have chosen to work on will display at the top. This post has a more detailed explanation on how you can use this

inbox sort by eeminders

Firstly… The received date of your emails have NOT been changed in anyway.

In this view your emails are sorted by EEMINDER DATE, not received date.

This lets eemidners show you what you plan to work on at the top. You can see that your emails are sorted by eeminder date by the little downward arrow next to EEMINDER in the column header.

As a result the groupings are also by eeminder date.

Emails with no eeminder date are all displayed under the title of NONE. However within this grouo they are sorted by reminder date.

If you want to view your emails sorted and grouped by received date you can always click on the Received column header (clicking on the column a second time will change the sort order from ascending to descending or vice versa).

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Using (and customizing) eeminders views for your Outlook Inbox

Using (and customizing) eeminders views for your Outlook Inbox

By standss - Comments ( 0 ) Thursday, August 29th, 2013

eeminders for Outlook makes it much easier to have an uncluttered Inbox that helps you get the right work done. eeminders comes with a number of views to make it easier to see what you need to work on in your Inbox. You may however choose to customize them to better suit your needs.

You can choose the views by clicking on View (on the eeminders ribbon/toolbar) and then selecting the relevant view.

eeminders view

Inbox (Normal)

This is the normal view that most users use with Outlook. We also add the eeminder date column to this view for you to make it easier to see your eeminder date.

If this view does not show all the information that you want, we recommend that you customize this view. You can remove the eeminders column… add new columns and sort and group anyway you want.

You will then see your customized view anytime you click on Inbox (Normal) on the eeminders View menu.

Inbox(eeminders)

This box shows you your Inbox sorted and grouped by the eeminder date. By default this will show you the things that you have schedule to work on AT THE TOP OF THE LIST.

This view is resorted and grouped by the eeminder column whenever you select Inbox(eeminders) in the menu… even if you remove the eeminder column from the view.

If you want to remove your own changes and reset the Inbox(eeminders) view, click View- Reset on the eeminders tab on the Ribbon. You can then select which views you want to reset before clicking OK.

New to eeminders…

Find out more about how eeminders unclutters your Outlook Inbox.

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Why are emails showing under date (NONE)?

eeminders Outlook Inbox Solution is online!

By standss - Comments ( 0 ) Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Just a quick note… eeminders for Outlook is now available for download (and purchase) online. There are BIG early mover savings for the first 500 customers.

Get all the details here:
http://www.standss.com/eeminders/

We were originally giving the extra discount to the first 200 customers. We decided to increase this to 500.

Why?

This email is going out to 35,000+ Outlook users!

Based on the number of emails we have already received, I am guessing that the first 200 licenses are going to go FAST. We wanted to make sure that our customers in the different time zones around the world had a fair chance.

(We were suprised to receive confirmation for our first orders a few minutes ago… we hadn’t even finished uploading the eeminders website. It’s really encouraging to know that customers are that excited about eeminders)

I suspect that the 500 licenses will be gone within 24 hours… so visit the website now!

Best regards
Sanjay

PS: We are so confident that eeminders will solve your Inbox problems that we have extended our normal guarantee from 30 days to an unheard 90 days. Click now to be one of the first 500 (out of 35,000 plus Outlook users receiving this email).
http://www.standss.com/eeminders/

Video: eeminders tames and unclutters Outlook Inbox

By standss - Comments ( 0 ) Monday, August 26th, 2013

We were planning to release the video this week however we received so many requests from readers wanting to see just how eeminders for Outlook works so…  we decided to release it last week Friday.

If you have not seen the video yet… you can see the video now by going to:

eeminders – Getting Things Done from Your Outlook Inbox
Watch Video

This video shows you how to:

  • Unclutter your Inbox from emails that you don’t need to work on
  • Show emails that need your attention at the TOP of your Inbox
  • Get reminded in your Inbox to follow-up on emails (where you need a response)

(Please ignore the last 5 seconds of the video where we request for people to subscribe, If you are already on our mailing list)

If you prefer to read, you can see the same information in a PDF report at:

YOUR INBOX IS YOUR MAIN TO-DO LIST
How to make it (and you) work better!

Download Report

Regards,
Sanjay Singh

PS: After seeing the video, tell us what you think or if you have any questions. Send us your comments or questions to news@addins4outlook.com

Solution: Using your Outlook Inbox as a To-Do list

By standss - Comments ( 0 ) Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Our last report revealed the problems of using the Inbox as a To Do List.

We have had HUNDREDS of emails from readers telling us how the report captured their frustrations… and how much they were looking forward to a solution.

We also asked readers how we should present our solution… as a PDF report or a video. We were surprised that more readers asked for a report… so here it is:

Don’t fight it anymore
YOUR INBOX IS YOUR MAIN TO-DO LIST
How to make it (and you) work better!

This report shows you how to:

  • Unclutter your Inbox from emails that you don’t need to work on
  • Show emails that need your attention at the TOP of your Inbox
  • Get reminded in your Inbox to follow-up on emails (where you need a response)

Early users of the solution love it because it lets them MANAGE BOTH EMAIL AND NON-EMAIL RELATED TASKS FROM THEIR INBOX!

We’d love to hear what you think of the solution once you’ve read the report.

Regards
Sanjay Singh

PS: Read the report and send us your feedback. Tell us 1) What do you think of the solution and 2) In your opinion, what is a fair price for a solution of this kind.

How to mark your Outlook emails as unread

By standss - Comments ( 1 ) Thursday, August 15th, 2013

One of the ideas discussed in our special report for Using your Outlook Inbox as a To Do list is keeping emails as unread until you have taken the necessary action. Unread emails in your Inbox stand out from the rest as they are displayed in bold.

Several users have asked for information on how to do this if Outlook has already unbolded the email. Here’s how…

Assuming Outlook is already open and you are in the Inbox (or any other folder):

  • Right-click on the email you want to make unread
  • Click Mark as Unread

mark email as unread

This is make the email bold and stand out in the crowd of emails in your inbox.

You may also be interested in the following related article if you find that you often accidentally unbold an email by clicking on it. The article shows you how you can make Outlook only unbold (mark as read) an email if you actually spend some time on it (I have set mine to 5 seconds)

Don’t accidentally make emails Unread

Report Ready: Using the Outlook Inbox as a To Do List

By standss - Comments ( 0 ) Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

A quick email to let you know that the report is ready for download.

USING YOUR INBOX AS A TO-DO LIST
Why you need your Inbox to show you
…only what you want to work on
…only when you want to work on it

Click Here to read the report now.

This report is a compilation of the hundreds of responses from Outlook users telling us the problems and solutions to using their Inboxes as an action list.:

  • 5 main problems that prevent emails and the Inbox from working the way we need
  • 5 user tips/tricks to get around these problems
  • Why we need to stop looking for a solution outside the Inbox
  • 7 things we NEED in the perfect Inbox as a To-Do list solution

We are already working on the next report building to (what we hope will be) the PERFECT solution.

Do you agree with the conclusions of this report?
What you would prefer next time… a video or Written Report (similar to this one)?

Regards
Sanjay Singh

PS: Please let us know what you think of this report and if you want the next part of the solution as a video or PDF. Send us your feedback once you have read the report.

Click Here to read the report now.

Inbox as To-do List: Summary of what I heard

By standss - Comments ( 1 ) Sunday, August 11th, 2013

We asked our 30,000+ readers if they were using their Inboxes as To-Do lists, any problems that they had and any tips they could share with other readers.

Here’s a quick summary of what most of you have told us…

I NEED a way to use my Inbox as my Primary To-Do list.

I have tried using Tasks and Calendars but I keep forgetting to go and see what I need to do. I end up with too many reminders so I ignore them. But…

I go to my Inbox every day (probably too many times each day)…

WHY CAN’T I USE MY INBOX TO TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO DO… AND WHEN?

I should be able to use this to do what I need to do… and at the right time. But..

There are TOO MANY EMAILS in there! I can’t find what I need to do amongst them!

If I postpone something, it slips down the list and never gets done… or done late.

And what about follow-ups on emails I have sent… My Inbox can’t tell me about those. I have to remember to check my Sent Items… which is so easy to forget.

Is there a better way?

Some users have come up with clever tips to deal with these problems such as:

  • BCCing themselves on emails that need follow-up (so that the emails come back to your Inbox)
  • Flagging or marking emails as Unread (so that they look different from other emails in the Inbox)
  • Having a system of folders for different priorities (requires discipline which I personally don’t have)
  • … there were many more.

These tips work but unfortunately don’t fully solve the problem.

I had planned to release a report on this end of last week but it took longer to read through your responses than in my original plan. There have been so many great responses and ideas shared by readers. Thank You!

So… the report will now be out later this week… keep an eye on your Inbox.

Till then… have a great Outlook.

Don’t accidentally make emails Unread

By standss - Comments ( 0 ) Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Several readers have mentioned that they like to leave emails as UNREAD to clearly indicate which emails still require their action. The problem they’ve found is that it is too easy to accidentally click on an email (while moving to another email). This marks the email as READ and leaves it unbolded. Here’s a quick tip to avoid this problem.

You can follow the steps below to set a minimum time that you need to be on an email before it is market as read (I have set mine to 5 second):

For Outlook 2013/2010:

  • Click on File > Options
  • Click on Mail from the left side column
  • Click on the Reading Pane button on the right
  • On the Reading Pane dailog box, tick the checkbox for “Mark items as read when viewed in the Reading Pane
  • Enter a time in the box beside “Wait XX seconds before marking item as read”

mark_email_unread

  • Click OK and than OK again

For Outlook 2007/2003:

  • Click Tools on the menu > Options…
  • Click the Other tab
  • Click on the Reading Pane… button
  • On the Reading Pane dailog box, tick the checkbox for “Mark items as read when viewed in the Reading Pane
  • Enter a time in the box beside “Wait XX seconds before marking item as read”
  • Click OK and than OK again

Note: We will be releasing a report in the next few days to give you a much better method of controlling your to-dos from your Inbox. Subscribe to our Outlook Tips Newsletter to get a free copy of the report when it is ready.

Improve Outlook Search by Editing the Subject of Received Emails

By standss - Comments ( 1 ) Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

A reader recently asked if it was possible to edit the Subject of Outlook emails. He wanted to put in terms that would make the emails easier to find using Outlook Search later. The short answer is YES.

Here is how to edit the subject:

  • Open Outlook
  • Double-click on the message you want to edit to open in a new window
  • In Outlook 2003 or earlier, click Edit > Edit Message
    In Outlook 2007, on the Message tab go to the Actions group > click Other Actions > Edit Message
    In Outlook 2010/2013, on the Message tab go to the Move group > click Actions > Edit Message

edit_message_ribbon

  • Make the changes to the email subject (and body if required)
  • When done editing, close the email and you will be prompt to keep the changes or not. Click Yes to save the changes.

NOTE: I don’t personally change the Subject of emails. Instead I use Email Tags to tag my emails with keywords for searching later.

We will also be releasing a report in the next few days to give you a much better method of controlling your to-dos from your Inbox. Subscribe to our Outlook Tips Newsletter to get a free copy of the report when it is ready.

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