As I always rant on my Twitter timeline: sorting, managing and keeping your primary Email Inbox clean, is an art itself. While there is a whole lot of human effort and common sense required for this, the advancement in spamming methods, bulk, marketing and phishing emails beat the hell out of best human efforts employed. When all of our conventional methods fail, the clever algorithms come to our rescue.
As always, Gmail committed to provide us with better methods to organize our Inbox, has come up with a new feature in Gmail Labs. Smart Labels, as they are called, will automatically find and tag any bulk or frequent mails, notifications and forum communications you receive. The best part of this new Gmail Lab feature is that, the rules are not hard coded and you can customize the rules to your taste and make them like the other labels you use in your Gmail Inbox.
Google is trying its best to configure a zero-config, automated filtering sorting mechanism to take away the dread of sorting your Inbox efficiently. Last year, it had also introduced Priority Inbox feature, which used to prioritize your emails based on the importance and some clever algorithm. Sadly, the feature didn’t worked too well for people like me with erratic email frequency. Hopefully this time, Smart Labels do some smart work for me.
Smart Labels in Gmail can be activated from the Settings>Labs page. Go ahead and try it out and let us know how much efficient it is for you.
(via Gmail Blog)