It’s no secret that most of our inboxes are out of control. In fact, enter “out of control inbox” into a Google search and you’ll get over 88 million search results

Inbox out of controlIt’s no secret that most of our inboxes are out of control. In fact, enter “out of control inbox” into a Google search and you’ll get over 88 million search results full of helpful suggestions on how to “clean up,” “tame” and “regain control” of the bane of your email existence.

The problem is so pervasive that David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” (GTD) and Merlin Mann’s Inbox Zero have spawned entire movements dedicated to overcoming the problem of the overflowing inbox. And it absolutely is a problem.

According to Spiceworks, last year we were sending 6.03 billion emails an hour. That’s almost one email per person on the planet, every hour, every day. And 65 percent of that was spam. As was stated in the previous Contatta blog, “Collaborative Email: Evolution or Revolution?”, the average business email user is dealing with around 121 new emails every day.

Both Allen and Mann offer great systems for managing the overwhelming number of emails we deal with on a daily basis, but wouldn’t it be better if there wasn’t a problem to deal with in the first place? Wouldn’t it be better if you could simply stem the tide of emails before they flooded your inbox?

That’s the Sisyphusian dilemma inherent in all email management systems: no matter what you do to manage the emails that reach your inbox, you’re going to face the same problem the next day, and again the day after that, and the day after that… you see where this is going.

Inbox Less Than Zero

With Contatta you can reduce your inbox by over 60 percent without doing a thing, and what does make it into your inbox will be automatically prioritized according to what you think is important.

Studies have shown that, on average, over 60 percent of our email is internal. That’s because we’re constantly trying to use email for things it was never designed to do. Or we’re forced to find single-point solutions to do what email can’t.

But not with Contatta’s collaborative email.

With collaborative email we put everything you need in its place so that your inbox is just that–an inbox. It’s not a task manager. It’s not a project manager. It’s not a social network. Contatta places task management, file management and collaboration where they belong – conveniently and seamlessly connected to your email so you don’t have to force email to do things it wasn’t designed to do. Collaborative email is email built specifically for the way you work today.

And with our intelligent inbox, what email you do receive is already prioritized so you can deal with what’s most important to you.

Before Contatta, Sisyphus was pushing a boulder of email up a hill only to have it roll back down, followed by 100 other boulders as well. With Contatta, there is no boulder. Just a manageable rock, that rolls back down nothing more than a pebble.

Find out how you can reduce your inbox by over 60 percent at Contatta.com.