Weeks after Google released Inbox, Microsoft too has found a solution to organize your emails. The Redmond-based company has launched a new web tool called Clutter for Office 365 customers, which will get the emails you’re likely to ignore out of your sight. The company says that Clutter learns from your habits and understands the kind of emails you’re least likely to open or respond to. Also Read - Windows 365 now available to general public and this is what it costs in India
So here’s how it works. The tool analyzes the emails you never open from certain people or companies. It then puts all such emails into a new “Clutter” folder. “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,” Microsoft says. Also Read - Windows 11 out now in “reliable” beta version, allows Dev Channel users to switch
Clutter uses Microsoft’s new Office Graph technology, which collects information from your Office files and analyzes the things you are interested in. It’s the same technology which Microsoft employed in Delve, an Office-only search engine and personal organizer back in September. “It gets smarter over time, learning from your prior actions with similar messages, and assessing things like the type of content and even how you are addressed in the message. The Clutter experience is personalized to each individual and reflects an email experience that adapts to your actions and preferences without you having to do anything. The information Clutter learns from each user’s actions are only applied to that user’s experience and are not shared with anyone else.” Also Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series S
In many ways, Clutter is Microsoft’s answer to Gmail’s Priority Inbox feature. Clutter too is trying to reduce the noise, and only cater to things that are important. The company believes that this will foster productivity among users. If you have an Office 365 subscription, you will see this new feature added to your email client later this month. If you have opted into First Release program, the feature should already be there in your account.