Easy Ways to Find More Time in Your Schedule

Working many hours, feels like it’s the never ending story. We do get flooded with appointments, actions and things to attend – but how do we achieve more, with less time. Here is a short list of suggestion – how to make more time.

Decline meetings. I don’t accept every meeting. If I don’t see real benefit resulting from my attendance, either for me or someone else, I decline the meeting. By only going to meetings you need to attend, you free up some time to do something productive.And if i go to meeting, i try to be effective meetings. Strive to have shorter, more effective meetings by being organized and always having a definitive end time. Spending a few minutes preparing for a meeting and send out an agenda and other materials in advance; it will mean that you get through the meeting faster, with less floundering around figuring out what you need to accomplish.

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Working with Spam Q

How about Business critical communications

The problem with deleting all messages considered to be spam is that a false positive might be a critical piece of  time sensitive information to complete a sales quote, a registration renewal notice, a customer request, or something else that really needs to go through.

If you are going to delete all messages flagged as spam, ensure that the business users understands the ramifications, and that they can request white-listing for business partners and critical vendors, and that customers can submit requests through a web-based form or through a telephone  call.

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To Delete or to Quarantine? That is the Question

With the amazing load of spam coming at email systems dayly, admins may be faced with the choice of delivering messages that are almost certainly spam to a quarantine mailbox, or deleting them.

From a technical perspective, email is a best effort service, and while that best effort is pretty darn good, we all know that there are several things that can prevent an email from reaching an inbox. From an end user perspective, email is considered as reliable, and virtually as fast, as a phone call, and anything that prevents a critical business communication from reaching its intended recipient may be unacceptable.

When filtering emails coming into your organisation, one thing you have to decide upon early on in your design is what to do with all of the email determined to be spam. Several factors may need to be taken into consideration before you decide what to do with spam: do you delete all spam messages, or do you move them to a quarantine mailbox?

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