Like much of the professional world, your workplace probably uses Outlook for employee/staff email. If you or some of your coworkers suffer from a crowded mess of an inbox, you are in luck. Microsoft released a nifty feature some time ago made just for the message cluttered masses. It's called Sweep, and it, well, it sweeps out your inbox for you. You know those little robotic vacuum cleaners that you turn on, turn loose, and they clean up for you on their own? Sweep is sort of the same thing. When enabling Sweep, it serves two basic purposes for you: 1) To quickly clean out accumulated emails no longer wanted, and 2) To automatically keep your inbox clean thereafter. When activating Sweep, you are given four options for which rule you want applied to emails from a specific sender:
So, what do you do if you are hoarding old emails that you are afraid to sweep, just in case you might need to access them at some point down the road? Check back for a future post that explains exactly what to do for that scenario.