How do you organize emails ?

How do you organize emails ?

  • Folders

    Votes: 7 58.3%
  • Flags

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • None, I just use search

    Votes: 5 41.7%

  • Total voters
    12

silvetti

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Nov 24, 2011
861
283
Poland
Hi,

I currently use folders system for organize my iCloud emails (on Mail for OSX, Mail for iPhone and iCloud.com Mail). Problem with this system is the VIP feature doesn't really work as VIP folder only shows mails from VIPs which are in the inbox.

So I was wondering how do you guys organize your emails, if you keep all in inbox and just use search or use folders or what implementation do you use ?

Cheers!
 

MC6800

macrumors 6502
Jun 29, 2016
369
123
I use all of the above, including search.

If you'd like incoming VIP mail to be filed automatically, you can create a folder for it and a corresponding iCloud-mail rule (gear icon, lower left) to move it there. Though I believe you'd have to have a separate rule for each VIP contact.
 

jojoba

macrumors 68000
Dec 9, 2011
1,579
21
I also use all of the above, plus tags.

On my mac use MailMate which is a very flexible app that makes it easy to create smart groups, use tags etc: https://freron.com
 
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Open Casket

macrumors member
May 3, 2017
46
8
Leave them in my inbox with labels when they still need a reply or action. Folders after that.
I only use Gmail though:)
 
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akash.nu

macrumors 604
May 26, 2016
7,359
8,281
I just use the default client on mac and iOS devices & only care to file important emails. Otherwise it's all in the inbox and I just use search which is pretty good for my usage.
 

MacGizmo

macrumors 65816
Apr 27, 2003
1,403
768
Arizona
I read them, I reply to them and then I delete them... or sometimes I just go right to delete. I keep a pretty tidy ship!
 

Fishrrman

macrumors P6
Feb 20, 2009
17,182
5,536
I keep older emails that I want to retain in folders I create within Mail.app for organization. That's enough for me.

No "flags" at all.