Giving up on Work e-mail – Status Report on First Three Weeks

7 thoughts on “Giving up on Work e-mail – Status Report on First Three Weeks”

  1. Hi Luis,

    Congrats on your email reduction success!!

    I was wondering if you could do a follow-up post explaining how you deal with incoming emails by responding through social media options.

    Can you categorize/generalize some of your incoming communications and then map them to different 2.0 tools?


  2. Luis,

    You are an absolute hero! I heartily applaud your principled stand. Well done for showing the rest of us the way.

    We have taken a similar approach to one particular part-time project. All communications will be via a Wiki or a (logged) IRC channel. One huge benefit is that all conversations are publically documented and retrievable.


  3. Hi Luis, interesting experiment, because many people complain about mails (too many). I wonder though- email is just a useful tool- why would you want to get rid of ALL mails??

    and do you have a few social network sites you visit daily? is that not replacing one with the other?

  4. Another question: Are you counting all emails, or are you not counting ‘pointer’ emails like automated alerts that you receive from sites when someone else updates something?

  5. Hello folks! Thanks ever so much for the kind feedback and for adding further up into the conversation! I have now taken the liberty of grabbing your comments and adding some further input in a follow up blog post. Hope you enjoy the coments and keep the conversation going!

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