Email filters seem like a bit of a power-user feature. These are things like “if an email is from this address and contains this text, apply this label and automatically archive it.” It’s pretty cool that we can do that, and I’d wager most clients support some version of that.
I recently saw this:
That sounds like it saves Julia a lot of grief, which is great. It makes me think though… wouldn’t
So I suppose… only filter if:
- You have no control over the source of the email, and need to exert some control after it arrives.
- You don’t mind getting the email, but you don’t need to see it. It’s useful in search.
- You like doing fancy workflow things, like automatic labeling or prioritization.
If you’re using filtering to trash stuff, try to cut it off at the head instead.