Nutshell Mail: Tool For Coping with Information Overload

nushellmailThanks to reading the post NutshellMail Brings Twitter and Facebook Right to Your Email Box on Steven Rubel’s Lifestream Blog on Posterous, I discovered NutshellMail, a great tool for coping with information and inbox overload.  [See this from CNN on just how overloaded we are these days] Despite how flawed e-mail can be as a means of communication, it’s certainly one that’s been adopted heavily and will probably not be replaced anytime soon. And as social media continues to become a bigger part of our daily lives and businesses, it’s difficult to know what to check first and when. And because social networking sites like Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter send us message updates via e-mail, this just adds to the clutter in your inbox. Are you tempted just to change those e-mail notification settings sometimes and turning everything off? Well maybe you can do just that and just get a synopsis of all your at exactly the times of day that you’d like.

NutshellMail does just that. It’s a simple e-mail and social networking aggregation tool that will send you an e-mail (yes, just one more) that contains a recap of all of your activity on other e-mail accounts and any of the social networking sites you select. You can adjust the settings to only get specific types of updates and a specific number of that type. And from this compendium e-mail of social activity, you can choose to click right to what you’d like to respond to or comment on. You can choose the exact times during the day and night for the recap e-mails to come in and change the number of e-mails you get at any point.

***See updated information in my new post about their improved service.***

What are the benefits of NutshellMail?

  • Unsubscribe from Linkedin Activity and contact requests
  • Stop getting e-mails every time you’re tagged in a photo on Facebook or someone comments on what you’ve commented on
  • Stop getting an e-mail every time someone new follows you on Twitter
  • Get a quick recap of your “junk e-mail account” without having to login separately
  • Simply put, reduce the distracting noise in your inbox

How Compliant is NutshellMail With Corporate E-mail Policies?

According to its founders, NutshellMail works with most corporate e-mail policies. It can be a great tool for people who are unable to access 3rd-party messaging accounts at their offices. They can access their personal accounts without every having to really go to them and do it in a way that is compliant with most corporations.

Mashable quite likes the service as you’ll read in their post Get Facebook in Your Inbox with NutshellMail. It’s also given good marks in Web Worker Daily‘s post NutshellMail: Social Network Updates Via E-mail.

I’ve found NutshellMail quite handy so far and I encourage you to try it out.  It’s quite easy to set up. Go to

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