Priority email for your inbox. Low priority email for your Other Inbox.

by David Spark on March 27, 2009

Managing email is an issue we all have to deal with. The percentage of critical email to email you’d like to get to when you have the time is usually very low. But you wade through all those non-critical messages that have been accumulating from newsletters, newsgroups, and other items you’ve signed up for.

Enter Other Inbox, a tool that helps you manage all that “other” email, or low priority email. Sign up for the service and point your current mailbox to it. “Other Inbox” will begin sorting your mail.

  • Groups all messages from certain sites into folders automatically. For example, if you’re subscribed to a listserv or getting responses from Craigslist.
  • If you need to create a temporary account to sell something, you can create tons of temporary emails.
  • All your messages from Facebook and MySpace will be grouped into their own folders.

If you’ve got your email under control (few do), then you don’t have a need for this service. But if you’ve overextended yourself and you still find all this low priority email valuable, then give Other Inbox a spin.

Tip of the hat to my friend Harry McCracken over at Technologizer for giving me the heads up on this tool that he saw at SXSW in Austin, TX.

This news item is for the Spark Minute week of 3/30/09 which can be heard daily on Green 960 and 910 KNEW in San Francisco, CA.

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