E-mail productivity in today’s wake is boon and bane. It is very useful when it comes to important messages and communications, buts it usefulness is lost when it also brings up loads of emails and spams.
Google has introduced: Priority Inbox . According to an estimate more than 90% of email is actually spam and among the emails left a good amount is unimportant and un-useful.
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According to a post on Official Google Blog on the priority inbox “Gmail has always been pretty good at filtering junk mail into the “spam” folder. But today, in addition to spam, people get a lot of mail that isn’t outright junk but isn’t very important–bologna, or “bacn.” So we’ve evolved Gmail’s filter to address this problem and extended it to not only classify outright spam, but also to help users separate this “bologna” from the important stuff. In a way, Priority Inbox is like your personal assistant, helping you focus on the messages that matter without requiring you to set up complex rules.”
Priority Inbox separates the email into 3 categories “important and unread”, “starred” and “everything else”. E-mails will be automatically categorized into important and “everything else”. The “starred” category will be selected on contents flagged by users.
Google estimates that Priority Inbox to have a significant impact on
Its productivity and the bottom line. Google explains “When we tested Priority Inbox at Google, we found that people spent 6 percent less time on e-mail after enabling this feature. This translates to a week’s worth of time saved each year for information workers who typically spend 13 hours per week on e-mail today.”