So I find myself reading emails and deciding that I will come back to it. Now, I have read and it seems it is best to reply / process the email the first time you see it, but sometimes you need to do some pre-work before you can reply to the email.
One option is to move the email to a to do list program and then one ends up with a cluttered to do list.
So I am toying with the idea of creating a snooze routine for emails.
- read an email and decide to snooze
- then choose between 4 hour, 1 day snooze period
- the email goes is removed from the inbox and moved to another folder
- at the appointed time, the email can be brought back into the inbox
- and this bringing back can happen on a schedule
- (the obvious flaw here is that if the computer is not running then keyboard maestro might not be the reliable bring it back software)
- this flaw can perhaps be removed by having a separate script running on a server or somewhere that moves emails from snoozing folder to inbox (now this will require handling SMTP folders, checking if emails have been in the folder for longer than that folder is designed to hold and then to kick it out)
As with many ideas, it becomes complex once I try to spec it out.
So I am wondering, if anybody here has already done something along these lines? There is this old thread that did but I could not get to the downloadable macro linked to in that post.
Thank you for reading!