Gmail is good.
It has a ton of storage. WSU Webmail does not. It’s easy to forward your WSU webmail to a gmail account. Here’s how, in order:
- create a gmail account.
- Then, forward your WSU webmail to it (from your WSU account).
- You can also send messages from your gmail as your wayne.edu address. You set this up from you gmail account settings.
- Configure the gmail
- Apply Filters
Applying filters is the most important part of this equation. Experts generally agree that you should kick the email-checking habit. By reducing the amount of stuff-you-don’t-wanna-read from your inbox, you can save tons of time! Here are a few of my favorite filters (specific to the WSU LISP Listserv):
##Reduces the number of textbook-selling emails
Has the Words: (sale OR selling OR wanted OR needed OR Looking) AND (book OR textbook OR texts OR text)
Doesn’t Have: “Job Posting” OR “REMINDER”
Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “Textbooks”
##Unsuccessful unsubscribe attempts can get annoying!
Has the Words: signoff lispinf Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “idiot”
##Lets me browse the Job Postings when it’s occasionally useful to me
Subject:(JOB POSTING) Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “Job Posting”
One thing you can do with filters is forward your emails — so using mailbucket you can make RSS feeds for certain threads.