SaneBox

A web-based service that helps you to tame your email and that reduces the need to create and manage Waiting items in OmniFocus.


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SaneBox is a web-based service that works with most email providers, including Gmail, Exchange, iCloud and many IMAP providers. Its most basic function is to automatically filter incoming messages. Messages that are deemed important are left in the inbox and those that are less pressing are automatically moved to a @SaneLater folder that can be checked at your leisure.

 

Training SaneBox

Most of the time SaneBox’s algorithms will automatically determine where an email belongs, but you can also SaneBox simply by dragging emails to their most appropriate destination. For example, if a less than important email ends up in your inbox, drag it to the @SaneLater folder to let SaneBox know that similar messages should be filtered in the future. Similarly, if an important email ends up in the @SaneLater folder, let SaneBox know of its importance by dragging it to the inbox.

Tracking Responses

When you send an email, you can optionally cc or bcc something like 3days@sanebox.com or 1week@sanebox.com, and SaneBox will send you a notification by email if you haven’t received a response within the specified time. At this point you have the option of “snoozing” the reminder (e.g. asking SaneBox to remind you again in one more day if no response has been received by then), or may opt to send a follow-up message to remind the recipient that you’re still waiting for a response.

If you use this Response Tracking feature, there’s less need to spend time creating and tracking Waiting items in OmniFocus. And in cases where SaneBox alerts you that your recipients didn’t get back to you in a timely manner, OmniFocus can be used to reminder you to follow up with them.

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