Yesterday’s blog post was quite interesting. I appreciate the feedback! All the talk of filtering emails made me realize I had two tips for you:
I made a tool way back when that lets you generate filters for the top exchanges. It uses Traffic Exchange List and you can generate the filters in chunks if you want. So if you want the top 20 going to your inbox, but 21+ going somewhere else, you can make the filters. They are designed for Gmail but I’m assuming most other email clients will work.
I’ve got a secret. I’ve actually been switching all my TE and Safelist email accounts over to Outlook.com. It sounds insane, but it’s actually much better for me than Gmail. It’s got a nice clean layout, and it’s got aliases. I’ve got one email account there (timlinden@) but I was able to add 2 alias accounts (trafficexchanges@ and safelists@). So when email comes into the trafficexchanges account, it goes to my traffic exchanges folder automagically.
On top of that it’s got “sweep” features. It automatically deletes emails from safelists after 3 days. You can set it to what you want, but if I haven’t read it in 3 days I’m not gonna have time to go back. So it auto cleans them.
It gets better! For traffic exchanges I have it only keep the most recent newsletter. This is my favorite option. Especially when some exchanges send more than once in a day, they clutter my inbox. Not anymore! Now I’ll always have the most recent update in my folder.
So there you go, two ways you can clean up your email inbox to the way you like it!