Monday, August 18, 2008

GMail tip: "To be filtered" label

I use GMail's filters a lot, and in particular have a "Newsletters" label that keeps "bacn" from getting into my Inbox (and instead just lights up my ambient email notifier green.)

I've added a "to be filtered" label that I can apply to anything that slips into the Inbox and then later on, when I have time, I can look at all these messages, select them in groups and use the "Filter messages like these" command to make sure they don't bother me again.

This solves two problems: being taken out of the "flow" to create a filter, and perpetually handling the items manually and never getting around to creating a filter.

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