Podcast interview: Google priority inbox to rank e-mail

Google has announced an experimental way of reducing information overload by automatically ranking messages in Gmail.

Google has announced an experimental way of reducing information overload by automatically ranking messages in Gmail.

A beta version of the Priority Inbox is to be rolled out this week to users who have enabled the pre-release features option in the Google Apps control panel.

Gmail messages will be sorted according to priority to enable users to see the e-mails that matter faster without setting up complex rules, according to Google.

The alternative inbox view separates important messages by using data such as which contacts users e-mail the most and which messages they open and reply to.

The system "learns" users' priorities over time by analysing how they respond to messages from particular senders.

Users can also improve the ranking in Priority Inbox by clicking the buttons at the top of the inbox to mark conversations as important or not important.

Priority Inbox will cut the time spent on email by 6%, saving a week each year for information workers who typically spend 13 hours on email a week, said Google.

Click below to listen to the podcast:

Play now:
Download for later:

Podcast interview: Google priority inbox to rank e-mail

  • Internet Explorer: Right Click > Save Target As
  • Firefox: Right Click > Save Link As

This was last published in August 2010

Read more on Operating systems software

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

  • How do I size a UPS unit?

    Your data center UPS sizing needs are dependent on a variety of factors. Develop configurations and determine the estimated UPS ...

  • How to enhance FTP server security

    If you still use FTP servers in your organization, use IP address whitelists, login restrictions and data encryption -- and just ...

  • 3 ways to approach cloud bursting

    With different cloud bursting techniques and tools from Amazon, Zerto, VMware and Oracle, admins can bolster cloud connections ...

SearchDataManagement

Close