In Tickling email in Outlook Adrian Trenholm describes a way to set up your Outlook inbox so that it also behaves as a tickler file:
“I wanted to take email which I didn’t want to deal with straight away, remove it from my inbox, then have it automatically reappear in my inbox when I was ready to work on it. … David Allen suggests that you operate from an empty inbox, so I use Outlook’s grouping, sorting and filtering to make my inbox appear empty, even while it holds flagged items.”
Well despite using GTD for nearly two months now my inbox still had over 70 emails in it. So today I implemented Adrian’s suggestion, and it works. An hour later I was down to under 20 emails, and suddenly beginning to feel I was back in control.
Next, my filing cabinet…