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    • Hopefulwaft
    • By Hopefulwaft 11th Jan 18, 8:08 AM
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    Email Management
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    • 11th Jan 18, 8:08 AM
    Email Management 11th Jan 18 at 8:08 AM
    Hi all and happy new year.

    I am starting 2018 with a renewed vigour having gone through 2017 without a single win despite 1000s of entries.

    One thing I would like to do is try and better stay on top of my inbox.

    I am sure we all have the same problem. I have set up a separate comping only email address. You can meticulously avoid all of the tick / untick boxes but still quickly acquire subscriptions, newsletters and a whole manner of things cluttering up your emails daily.

    It is becoming quite a chore to keep it manageable and we run the risk of missing a winners email amidst the melee.

    So. can people share any tips for keeping on top of this. Do you risk disqualification if you unsubscribe before the competition end? Etc
    2016: Joseph Cheaney Shoes; Rival Sons album
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    • booklover500
    • By booklover500 11th Jan 18, 9:39 AM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 9:39 AM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 9:39 AM
    I would be interested to know too if you are disqualified if you unsubscribe before the comp ends as I can't keep track of them all.

    Companies that email monthly I don't worry about but those that email every day really annoy me and sometimes I unsubscribe, only to enter another comp run by them and I'm back on the list.

    I am also really careful about tick boxes etc and have a separate address for comping.

    Sometimes I just skim read all the senders/subject of the emails and delete them all as it can be quicker than unsubscribing.

    A couple of wins have come into my spam and for one of them my reply ended up in the company's spam but luckily they checked and I got my prize.
    • hamsterfan1
    • By hamsterfan1 11th Jan 18, 10:23 AM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 10:23 AM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 10:23 AM
    I check regularly and delete as I go
    prood gran to 4 lovely boys
    • Zanzib
    • By Zanzib 11th Jan 18, 1:07 PM
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    • #4
    • 11th Jan 18, 1:07 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 1:07 PM
    When the sales are on at various points across the year the emails are pretty obvious not wins, so unless it's something I'm interested in buying anything with x% off immediately goes into the trash.

    The rest get a quick look and either deleted or retained in my inbox.

    But I do check and clear a couple of times a day to stay on top of it.
    • WoodyAllenJesus
    • By WoodyAllenJesus 11th Jan 18, 1:32 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 1:32 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 1:32 PM
    I use an iphone so it is really easy to just quickly check both my email account Inboxes and delete as I go. I try to keep on top of the Junk folder too, and check/delete whenever I have a few minutes spare. It's easy to spot the obvious non-wems and any that look like they might be a wem I leave in there to check properly in the evening.

    It took me ages to get organised with it all though.
    • Bobble5366
    • By Bobble5366 11th Jan 18, 2:45 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 2:45 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 2:45 PM
    I use outlook and then search emails using keywords like Congratulations Congrats or WInner - it picks all of these words in the title and body of the email. I check emails too just to be in the safe side - not forgetting then spam where winning emails have been put. Hope this helps and happy comping
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