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Step 3:. Take a Time Test

See how much time you are spending on unproductive e-mail actions. HINT: For this exercise, complete one task at a time, such as deleting spam, and make note of your start and end times for each.

Table . Time Test
Action Time Started Time Finished
Delete spam  
Read/respond to messages I really didn’t need to receive  
Be held hostage by graphics-heavy, slow-to-download “joke” files sent by well-meaning friends and colleagues  
“Recycle” newsletters I subscribed to but no longer read  
Scroll through long lists of old messages I’ve never archived to find the new message  
Other:  



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