There are so many emails that fall between “Must Read” and SPAM. The time it takes to go through those emails is significant.
What if your computer watched to see what you read immediately and/or respond to often? …..If your computer knew what you seldom read or read days later or never? Those emails might be notices of concerts or plays that you only open if there is an event that you are interested in seeing. They might include information you may want to search for in the future … but not today.
Let’s call those emails Clutter.
Microsoft Office 365 Outlook Web App application has such a feature. It is called “Clutter“. The feature is turned off by default, but turning it on is easy. Rumor has it that this feature will come with the next version of Microsoft Office 2016.
To enable Clutter, open the Outlook Web App for Office 365. From the console tree:
- Select OPTIONS
- Select AUTOMATIC PROCESSING
- Select CLUTTER
- Choose to separate items identified as clutter
It takes time for Clutter to determine your patterns and begin helping you, but the results should improve over time. Anything that can improve our productivity when dealing with email will have a big payback. Currently the volume of email received threatens its value. I look at email primarily on my laptop. I will await with anticipation Office 2016, soon to be released.