Spam is the unwanted, unsolicited email scammers constantly push to our inboxes, but there is another kind of inbox mess that is usually all our own fault. Bacn is email we subscribed to for some reason, for example news letters or Groupon alerts etc, which we don’t end up reading, but which still clutter up your inbox, hiding the real important stuff.
For Microsoft’s Office365 users Microsoft has a great solution – Clutter, which hides the mail you usually end up not reading in its own folder.
If you are an Outlook app user on iOS you don’t have to pay for Office 365 – that app offers a feature called “Focussed Inbox.”
What is Focused Inbox?
Focused Inbox intelligently presorts your email so you can focus on what matters. It places your most important emails in “Focused” and the rest in “Other.” Focused Inbox works across all your email accounts, personal and professional.
To create an inbox that “feels right” to you, the system takes into account emails and contacts with whom you interact, and filters out noisy sources like automatically generated or bulk email. The more you use it, the better it gets. You can easily reclassify emails between Focused and Other. Just open an email, then select “Move to Focused/Non-Focused” from the overflow menu.
Now it appears this useful feature is also coming to Outlook users on other platforms, according to Microsoft Corporate Vice President and previous Accompli CEO Javier Soltero.
The above image is from the iOS app, but Soltero confirmed that the feature will also come to the Windows 10 app.
Clutter works amazingly well at filtering out mail we don’t really care about, and if Focussed Inbox works anything as well Windows 10 users are in for a treat.