If you’ve taken a break over Christmas and New Year, your email Inbox may look something like this:
Yuck. Grab a coffee, right? A big coffee.
With Office 365 and the Focused Inbox feature, things look a little more manageable. Outlook shows us that out of that huge number, 190 emails are classed as “Other”:
Office 365’s machine learning recognises who you’ve sent emails to, who’s important to you etc and keeps those on the Focused tab, moving other things like notifications and mailing list newsletters to other. It’s not perfect, but it’s a really good start.
With your Inbox sorting by Date, you can reverse the order by clicking on the drop down arrow next to All and clicking Reverse Sort from the menu.
Now, the oldest emails will display at the top, so we can work down the list, answering the oldest messages first.
Pretty quickly, we got from 55 Focused emails to only 17 remaining, and we’ve tackled the most important emails first. The rest of the coffee is for reading through the 190 less important messages – and doing a lot of unsubscribing!
For more information on Focused Inbox in Outlook for the Web, Outlook for Mac or Outlook.com, visit https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Focused-Inbox-for-Outlook-f445ad7f-02f4-4294-a82e-71d8964e3978