Tip 20. Create and use folders

Surprisingly few lawyers know that you can create folders in e-mail programs such as Microsoft Outlook or the Macintosh version, Entourage.

Creating and organizing folders in e-mail programs can save you a lot of time.

For example, you can create a folder called “Clients” into which you put e-mails that your clients send you. You can create another folder called “Personal” into which you can place e-mails from your family and friends. You can even create different folders for different cases and other legal matters.

When you receive an e-mail you want to keep, simply click and drag the email into the appropriate folder.

Organizing your e-mails into folders like this makes it much easier for you to find the e-mail later.

To create a folder in Outlook or Entourage, go to the “File” menu, choose “New”, and then choose “Folder”.

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