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Old 25 Jan 2021, 05:25 PM   #1
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Question Building a ‘HEY’-like flow

I thought there’s alread been a thread about this, but I can’t find it anymore.

Basicly I like the idea of HEY’s ‘screener’ feature very much (see hey.com/features/the-screener) and I’m wondering how to build something similar.

One aproach would be creating a rule (ideally the very first one) that moves all mails from senders not in my contacts to a speacial label and skips the inbox. The only drawback here is that I’d had to add all the newsletter sender addresses to my contacts. Same for the order confirmations, notifications, etc. This would some kind of clutter up my well-maintained contacts.

So, any other ideas how to achieve this?

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Old 25 Jan 2021, 06:57 PM   #2
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I thought there’s alread been a thread about this, but I can’t find it anymore.
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Old 6 Feb 2021, 09:09 PM   #3
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One aproach would be creating a rule (ideally the very first one) that moves all mails from senders not in my contacts to a speacial label and skips the inbox.l
There are a couple of ways depending on how much control you want.

Remove everything not in your contacts list:
  • Your 1st rule: Sender is a contact -> Move to <folder name> & uncheck Continue to apply other rules
  • Your 2nd rule - send everything to another folder.

This moves* everything not in your contacts list so, Instead, you could create a rule to look for "unsubscribe" in the email and send them somewhere.
  • A Header called List-Unsubscribe Exists
  • Body contains Unsubscribe
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Old 6 Feb 2021, 09:44 PM   #4
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Thanks, James!
Yeah, I think will try this. The only thing here is that my contacts won’t appear in the regular Inbox. But afaik you can set notifications for other folders as well in the Fastmail app. I’ll try this for some days and see if I like it.
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Old 7 Feb 2021, 09:03 AM   #5
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There is a guide produced by one of the forum members

https://www.nunodonato.com/2020/06/2...heys-features/
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Old 7 Feb 2021, 05:26 PM   #6
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Thanks gardenweed, that was exactly what I was looking for! Excellent step-by-step guide, so thanks to Nuno as well!
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Old 7 Feb 2021, 07:18 PM   #7
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Thanks, James!
Yeah, I think will try this. The only thing here is that my contacts won’t appear in the regular Inbox. But afaik you can set notifications for other folders as well in the Fastmail app. I’ll try this for some days and see if I like it.
this should also work...
  • Your 1st rule: Sender is a contact -> Move to <INBOX> & uncheck Continue to apply other rules
  • Your 2nd rule - send everything to another folder.

Edit: Ignore me, I can see that gardnweed gave you the answer you were looking for :-)
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Old 7 Feb 2021, 07:42 PM   #8
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Edit: Ignore me, I can see that gardnweed gave you the answer you were looking for :-)
No way ignoring you, James! Thanks for giving me a helping hand, I really appreciate this!
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