Thanks for the reply.I don't maintain an action support email folder at all now. Instad I move the related actions from emails out into my normal digital action support system as individual notes in DEVONThink. Any actions go into my task manager, Omnifocus and the note part says to see DT for support materials.
For me, the email app is a terrible place to keep anything actionable. It's almost worse than trying to kepe things in my head.
That’s interesting. Thank you.I try and reply using the 2 minute rule where possible.
When I can't, I move the email out of my inbox and add this to my @Computer list:
Email Stephen Brown a reply to his question about managing actionable emails (sent 2020-12-15).
This gives me enough information to locate the correct email to respond to.
If I ever expect to need an email associated with an action/project, I'll add enough information to the action/project to allow me to search for the email--either a name and a date, or a phrase from the subject.Thanks for the reply.
What if you need the email to reply to?
I write the concrete action, that is related to the email, into my context list “E-Mail”.Hi,
For those of you that can’t link emails to actions, how do you know an email has a related action in your Action Support email folder?
I can't think of a case where I've had that as a need in recent history. I can always find it again in my archive if I really do but it's usually faster to send a new email with the details needed and cut out thr cruft that builds up in email strings.What if you need the email to reply to?