Unanswered emails need to be tracked on the Waiting for list

Email replies need to be kept on the same “Waiting for” list just like tracking any other item I’m waiting on. Keeping just one list for “waiting fors” will make reviewing these actions way easier in my #GTD system.

It’s important to BCC myself in an outgoing email, because that’s how I can get a reminder about that I’m waiting for a reply to my email. I can use my email address, but it’s even better if my list manager can receive emails and save them into my Inbox directly (like Things or OmniFocus allows me). Later I can process captures emails and create a “Waiting for” actions out of them.

I usually name my waiting for actions in the following format:

“Person / organization name → subject of what I’m waiting for (optional date in YYYY-mm-dd)”