RogerS wrote:Out of curiosity, do you use Rules at all in Mail? Probably not if you get so few daily emails. But surely you get more than that....forum notifications etc ?
Not sure what's Rules is Roger
What forum notifications? I get an email if someone PM's me but that's pretty rare.
Rules is a very nifty feature of Mail in OSX. For example, I have notifications enabled on the threads in forums I participate in (you can set it up yourself if you tick the box as below)
So I create folders in Mail, (for example, TheWoodhaven, UKW) and then create a rule that automatically puts the notification email in the relevant folder. Other folders I have set up are Woodworking and under that another level of folders - Axminster, Wealden, etc and corresponding rules. So over time I have a complete reference of all my orders or dealings with them and because it's on the computer easily searchable.
Ditto one for eBay etc.
So whenever I sit down at the computer, triage has already taken place. I can quickly scan down to look at the number of emails in the various folders and take action or leave for another time. But my main email Inbox is now left with new stuff that probably does need an action. Saves me having to wade through a load of generic emails.
So in the morning or whenever I log on to the computer I can quickly scan down my list of folders
Another advantage, particularly as one of my email addresses goes back to the early days when Demon started in the 1992, is that I can set up rules to automatically delete emails from some sources.
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