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Microsoft Outlook will clean up your email by default

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
May 18, 2015
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If you saw Microsoft's Clutter feature and dreamed of a day when your email inbox was always under control, you're about to get your wish. The folks in Redmond have revealed that Outlook (both on the web and in the Office 2016 Preview) will turn on Clutter by default for new and existing mailboxes in June. Once it's activated, you'll only have to see high-priority messages in your inbox until you're ready to dive into a folder containing everything else.

This sounds like it could be annoying if you weren't expecting a change, although there will be some measures to prevent this email cure from being worse than the disease. Clutter won't turn on if you've tried the feature before and decided against it. Also, Microsoft is replacing Clutter's inbox notifications with less frequent alerts (no more than one per day) that appear when new types of not-so-important messages show up. No, this probably isn't going to save you from being looped into inane office banter, but it could make sure that you spend more time doing your job and less time wading through mail you'd rather ignore.

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