I was worried today– after getting so close to spending only 5 minutes on inbox and bulk message processing last week, the pressure was on to do even better this week. However, I knew that at some point, it simply would not be possible to process messages any faster. Short of simply deleting all messages outright, I really don’t know how much faster messages can be effectively processed.
Sure enough, I was slower today. Instead of a hair over 5 minutes, processing inbox and bulk messages took 7 minutes (and 1 second, to be exact). It’s still under 10 minutes though, so I’m happy about that.
Thankfully, management tasks (filter refinements, etc.) did take long today, requiring just under 3 minutes to complete (1 second under, to be exact). Combined with inbox and bulk message processing, I spent exactly 10 minutes on email this week.
Several weeks of hovering closer to 15 minutes for total message processing had me wondering whether I would ever hit the 10 minute mark. While the combined inbox and bulk message processing time was a bit slower this week, total processing time (inbox, bulk, and management) was 01:30 faster!
So, target acquired?
- Checked email: 1 time
- Time: 09:03
- Total messages: 186
- Inbox: 37
- Bulk: 107
- Important: 0
- Management: 9
- Incorrect Smart Label: 1
- Unsubscribe: 8
- Update filtering: 0
- Spam: 0
- Time per Message
- Inbox: 03:45 (9.9 messages/minute)
- Bulk: 03:16 (32.8 messages/minute)
- Management (filters, etc.): 02.59
- Total: 10:00
- Average: 18.6 messages/minute