This is an article written three whole years ago (such a LONG time) that advocates turning off email downloads to your smartphone: Ten reasons to turn off email notifications to your phone.
It makes a great case for processing email in batches, rather than continuously, which is a better way to achieve the Zero Inbox.
I’m a lucky one, I think, in this respect. By writing about the process I was following to select a smartphone, I became determined to follow the habits he describes before I got my Blackberry. I have been able to maintain a certain discipline about checking email, and rarely find myself doing so when I don’t have time to process all my messages.
My plan is simple: if I find myself checking email at inappropriate times, I plan to do exactly what the author of the article auggest in order to prevent a bad habit from ever taking root.
One thing I have noticed is how many messages I delete right off the bat, which makes me realize that I need to unsubscribe from a bunch of newsletters and notifications that I don’t really read.
It’s a useful article — hard to believe it’s three years old given it’s relevance today.