13 November 2014

Office Blogs: “De-clutter your inbox in Office 365”

Today we are beginning the roll out of Clutter to Office 365 business customers, which brings the power of Office Graph to your inbox. Clutter is designed to help you focus on the most important messages in your inbox. It uses machine learning to de-clutter your inbox by moving lower priority messages out of your way and into a new Clutter folder. Ultimately, Clutter removes distractions so you can focus on what matters most.

Brian Shiers

Interesting new feature for Outlook users, although not necessarily an original idea – after all, has offered several variations, starting with Priority Inbox, then Categories and most recently Inbox. It’s one step above the Spam folder, but not nearly important enough to pop up in your inbox. What I find more compelling about this one, is that Clutter is addresses specifically at business users. I think it’s safe to say that most people have to handle a much bigger volume of messages in their business mailbox than in the personal, so Clutter could have a big impact on productivity for business communication. I would certainly love to see it running on my work accounts!

Take a look at this video to learn how Clutter helps you keep focused on the most important items in your inbox

now that I think about it, what do all these different attempts at tackling ‘email overload’ over the years mean? Maybe Google keeps trying because none of them really caught on with the general public?

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