Spam folders are great—until they are not. If your email client/service decides to start throwing important email into the spam folder, then you’ve got trouble. I had that happen with some customer support emails a few months ago. So I went looking for way to stop an overly aggressive spam filter from upsetting customers without giving up on spam filters entirely.
The solution was with this week’s sponsor, SaneBox. SaneBox adds a pile of email features to your email, no matter what email service you use or what email app you choose. One of those features is the SaneNotSpam folder.
When your @SaneNotSpam folder is enabled, SaneBox constantly monitors your spam folder, looking for emails that might be inbox-worthy. When SaneBox finds one, it is moved into your SaneNotSpam folder. This means that either the person it was sent by or the service that was sending it was considered by the SaneBox algorithms to be normally inbox-worthy. Either way, it lets me find important email without digging through my spam folder.
There are so many more features you get with SaneBox:
Wake up every day to find the SaneBox robots have automatically sorted your incoming email for you so you can address the important and ignore the irrelevant.
Defer email for hours, days, or weeks, so it is out of your life until a more appropriate time. They’ve even added a new feature that can optionally auto-reply to snoozed email with something like, “I’m sorry, but I’m underwater right now. I’ll get back to you in a few days.”
Set secret reminders so if someone doesn’t reply to an important email, SaneBox gives you a nudge to follow up.
Automatically save attachments to the cloud (like Dropbox).
Use their SaneForward service to automatically send appropriate emails to services like Evernote, Expensify, and Kayak.
Move unwanted email to the SaneBlackHole and never see anything from that person again.
The list goes on, and MacSparky readers love this service. Why not straighten out your email by getting a SaneBox account today? If you sign up with this link, you even get a discount on your subscription.