Again on my mail story!
I hate going to vacations for a simple reason. After coming back I need to read whole pile of mails in my Inbox. The pile rises at rate 2,000 per week or more.
Even on typically busy nights, number of new, not aut0matically filtered mails exceed 300 in the Inbox. [Nice way of saying “Good Morning, Bhushit!”]
The first question is, where should I start?
The earlier algorithm I pointed out is terribly misfit in such conditions.
How do I know which mail thread may need my attention the most?
I believe I have an answer. I hope someone in mail client community implements this way of calculation: (weights may change)
- Mail threads directly addressed to me – 3 points, me in BCC – 2 points, me in CC – 1 points, me in the list – 0.5 points
- Mail threads in which my reports are also marked in To, CC or BCC – 1 point, mails in which only I am the recipient – 2 points, mails in which I am a part of a bigger organization group – 5 points
- Mail threads with ‘!’ mark – 5 points, mails without ‘!’ mark, mails with down priority – 0.5 points, mails with no priority – 1 point
- How many mail threads were responded in the thread – count is the score
Now count the score of each mail thread and sort threads by that score.
I am sure this will help most important threads to float on the top.