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The "One Weird Trick" of Email Productivity

People don’t need a new email client’s help to become more productive at email, which always seems to be the main marketing point. Email productivity comes from you.

—Chris Coyier, Why Do Email Apps Struggle…?!

Not a surprise to me, I figured this out myself a few years ago. Turned out I mainly needed to unsubscribe from lots of emails I didn’t need, and reduce the frequency of those that weren’t from actual people. (MailMate on the Mac helps me automate the handling of things like receipts and billing statements, but I could do that manually myself from just about any email client if I had to.)

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