'Priority Inbox', new Gmail feature to sort out bologna
Bangalore: Google has come up with a new Gmail feature in beta that will target the unimportant mails. The feature called 'Priority Inbox' will sort incoming e-mail into three sections, "important and unread," "starred," and "everything else", reports Michelle Meyers of Cnet.
According to Google software engineer Doug Aberdeen, Priority Inbox targets mail that isn't outright spam "but isn't very important." It separates the important stuff from the "bologna," or "bacn", an email which has been subscribed to but is often unread by the recipient for a long period of time.
The new feature takes its cues from things like whom the users e-mail the most and what messages are open and replied to rather than being skipped over.
Gmail users are likely to get feature over the next week or so. The feature is getting good reviews from those who have taken some early test drives.
Although the coming feature doesn't solve the problem of e-mail overload completely, it definitely eases the pain, according to Nick Bilton of The New York Times.