The Check is in the Email – Timesaving Email Tip

Filed in by Cameron Nouri | November 18, 2008 1:20 pm

Spending more time than you’d like keeping your inbox clean? Noteworthy Webmail includes many timesaving features you probably aren’t even aware of. See how one of our own programmers, Brian Hartsock[1], makes use of a little known time saver for inbox maintenance:

“I use Rackspace Email Webmail[2] all day, every day. Yes, I work for Rackspace[3]. Yes, I coded on the Webmail team for a while. But that doesn’t change the fact I love the webmail interface.

Yesterday, I got back to my desk after a meeting and started attacking the 30 emails that had accumulated during that time. After reading through them, the next step was deleting because I use my Inbox like a task list. While doing this, something dawned on me. My favorite webmail feature is the one I don’t think about. It is the one I use every day. Check-Drag.

Check-Drag is the ability to click on a checkbox, hold the mouse button down, and select other checkboxes by dragging the mouse over them. Hopefully, the video below illustrates how this works. Using check-drag has become second nature, so the only time I notice it is when I am using a different application that doesn’t support it.

Webmail still supports shift-click and ctrl-click, but check-drag is just easier to use in my opinion.”

Read the full post[4]

[5]Want to learn more about Rackspace Email? Click here.[6]

Endnotes:
  1. Brian Hartsock: http://www.mailtrust.com/employees/brianH
  2. Rackspace Email Webmail: http://rackspace.com/email_hosting/rackspace_email
  3. Rackspace: http://www.rackspace.com/apps
  4. Read the full post: http://blog.brianhartsock.com/2008/11/13/my-favorite-noteworthy-webmail-feature/
  5. : http://blog.brianhartsock.com/2008/11/13/my-favorite-noteworthy-webmail-feature/
  6. Click here.: http://rackspace.com/email_hosting/rackspace_email

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