Last updated: 03:43 PM ET, Thu July 21 2016

How to Have Zero Emails After Vacation

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | July 18, 2016

How to Have Zero Emails After Vacation

Photo courtesy Thinkstock.

One of the things that people dread most about returning from vacation is catching up on email. It can easily take up an entire day to sift through a week’s worth of messages (or more), further keeping workers away from the actual work at hand when they return to their desks.

Suzy Strutner writes in the Huffington Post that it doesn’t have to be this way. 

“Before their trip, employees can opt-in to a system that will delete or automatically archive all emails immediately upon receipt,” writes Strutner. “Employees set up an out-of-office email that explains the system, asking people to get back in touch at a later date if they’d like a reply.” 

The filter is simple to install, easy to delete and archives all of one's email while they are away.

Employees returning to work are essentially welcomed back to work with an empty inbox, ready to start working on the important business that they were hired to do. If there is an email that they need access to, it’s stored in their archive and easy to access. 

Find out how to take advantage of this service on your next vacation here


You may use your Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook information, including your name, photo & any other personal data you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on Click here to learn more.