Nov 18, 2023

Make email great again

Frye decries:

email should be a joyous thing. a little box of special messages, just for you. but like everything else good in life it’s been corrupted by capitalism

But email can still be good!

It helps a lot to install Inbox When Ready.

And it helps even more to implement a gmail filter that makes emails that have the word "unsubscribe" in them skip in your inbox. Kevin Lynagh has the details:

In Gmail, create a filter for the word “unsubscribe”, label matches with “newsletter” (or whatever) and have them skip the inbox. Now you never need to worry about cluttering your inbox and you can sign up for a newsletter every time you read a thoughtful article.