I’ve talked a little about NutShellMail and how much I enjoy their service, and even suggested a few features which I would like to see added to their service, but one that I didn’t even think about hit me smack in the face the other day while I was checking out one of my favorite sites LifeHacker.
Over there they were talking about getting your email sent to your RSS reader of choice. Immediately I thought of NutShellMail and how amazing of a feature that would be for them to add (hint hint), but in the meantime there are several utilities that will do the same and below are links to LifeHacker articles about those awesome utilities.
Now what if you have multiple email accounts in Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and you want to also get the notifications of your MySpace, LinkedIn, and FaceBook accounts? That would be a crap load of RSS traffic added to your reader and a huge time suck with it updating non stop. That’s where, once again, NutShellMail steps in to save the day and boost your productivity.
Setup your NutShellMail account, then have all your updates sent to just one of your accounts (Gmail with the label NutShellMail is what I use) and then use one of these services to send the account update email to your RSS reader of choice to get a quick glimpse of your email accounts and if there is anything you need to respond to.
This will save you time because you don’t need to log into any email accounts that you don’t need to and will help with the constant compulsion to check your email. Setup the NutShellMail updates to hit at certain times of your day when you usually have a few spare minutes and when your RSS reader updates you will have the time to respond to any emails that need your attention.
Simple productivity tip that can add a few extra minutes to your day. Please feel free to add any similar utilities or your own productivity tips in the comments below.
Thank you for reading,
Josh “Shua” Peters