2020年3月26日 星期四

Fixing your email promo folder


Your promo folder is broken, and our fix for it is a bit stuck.
If you use Gmail, you probably have thousands of emails in your promo folder. A quick look will show you that there are dozens of emails moved there by Google that you probably wish you had seen. In the last week, I found several personal notes, several calendar invites (including ones for Google’s own calendar), and newsletters from Tim Ferriss and others.
We are finding that 20% of the Slack invites we’re sending to people are ending up misfiled in the promo folder as well.
Most of us live with the misfiling because we don’t know about it, because we save so much time on the junk that disappears, and partly because we don’t know how to easily fix it without dragging emails over one at a time.
Enough of the writers and orgs I work with were frustrated by the incorrect filing of important mail by Google that I decided to work with my team to build a simple system that with just a few clicks, would move many of the emails you’re missing out of the promo folder back to where they belong.
It does this without signing you up for any new lists, without sharing your data with anyone, without reading your email.
All we’ve done is built a list of good stuff (our gold list), senders you might have signed up for but are missing.
And it’s free.

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