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I can’t handle four inboxes

I get a lot of messages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter–from people who have my regular email address.  I’m a big fan of these tools, and I use them every day.

But I use email for messages. It works great, always has. I have my messages organized, I can answer them on my phone, and I can forward them to my team.

I don’t need four inboxes, and I probably won’t answer your messages to those other places.  300+ messages a day in Outlook is enough.

I know I’m not the only one who feels this way.

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  1. Vicki Stearn October 28, 2008 at 4:05 pm #

    I read everything from my Netvibes page. Facebook, Twitter, email, rss feeds and other junk.

  2. kyle October 28, 2008 at 4:25 pm #

    does your fb inbox forward to your email? mine does, and I get the full text of the message. I can’t respond through it (back to the sender’s FB inbox) but I have replied by email (if I already have them in my email address book)

  3. Emily McKevitt October 28, 2008 at 8:03 pm #

    Hi Andy – We met at the Customer Service is the New Marketing Summit in San Francisco in February – I love your blog! Sounds like Fuser might help you a bit with your multiple social networking inboxes – Facebook, MySpace and soon LinkedIN messaging all to one place – you can also add your email accounts if you want one central location for everything. If you check it out, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

  4. Josh October 30, 2008 at 8:45 pm #

    No you are not alone! The thing though that blows my mind is that youth today don’t use email – only the texting/messaging piece in FB – now that’s a shift….

  5. KC TAN November 5, 2008 at 3:06 am #

    Hi Andy, I think you should thank Emily for recommending Fuser to you =) Hope now you have more time to blog :p

  6. Andrew November 5, 2008 at 10:28 pm #

    I haven’t actually tried it as I just came across it earlier today, but here’s a tool which lets you manage tweets with Outlook.
    Like your book, by the way! I picked it up while at Ad Tech Chicago this summer.

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