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This story appears in the June 1998 issue of

E-mail is both a blessing and a curse. You're hooked on its rapid-fire communication, but you end up drowning in electronic messages. And, as is the case with the paper variety, junk

e-mail threatens to take over your in-box.

Your most important ally in fighting the deluge may be your e-mail software. Many popular software packages, including Lotus' cc:Mail, Microsoft's Outlook 97, Novell's GroupWise, and Qualcomm's Eudora Pro Email 4.0, have built-in tools called "rules" (also called "filters"). These tools let you set up instructions for automatically sorting, organizing and performing actions on both incoming and outgoing messages.

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