Send Newsletters To Evernote To Cut Down On Email Overload

There are many tactics to deal with entirely unwanted spam, but what about those emails that fall into a grey area? Newsletters, daily deal offers and other messages you sometimes want can clutter up your inbox quickly. If you're feeling overloaded, one clever trick is to have those newsletters sent to Evernote instead.

This tip comes from Rebecca Sowards-Emmerd, Evernote's Outdoor Travel Ambassador:

When I subscribe to electronic newsletters I'll provide my Evernote email address. This keeps them out of my email and easily found at a later date when I want to look up or read content. Be careful to only subscribe to newsletters you trust, though - you don't want your Evernote email address on spam lists.

If you don't know where to find your Evernote email address, here are the official instructions:

First, find your Evernote incoming email address. It'll look something like [username][email protected] The address is located under Account Info in the desktop versions of Evernote, under Settings in Evernote Web, and in the Sync tab of Evernote for iPhone. We recommend adding this email address to your address book or contact list.

Just subscribe to newsletters with that address and they'll pop up in Evernote rather than your inbox. This way you can ignore them, search for them, organise them, and tag them however you want.


    I tend to send all my newsletters to an e-mail account I created purely for newsletters so I can keep my e-mails and my "crap" separate. This way if I do end up getting heaps of spam it isn't a real issue as it doesn't clog up my proper e-mail account.
    The only issue with the Evernote solution is that if you end up receiving heaps of spam in your Evernote Inbox you'll have to change your Evernote e-mail address (which is really easy to do which is good), and you end up losing all your subscriptions and you have to resubscribe again.

    Although i aspire to paperlessness the newsletter I pay most attention to is still the one I receive in the mail.

    Nice idea, however this is putting your Evernote email address "out there" - and if that Evernote email address ever gets harvested, even once, you'l be in spam hell. Evernote, unlike Gmail or one of the myriad of webmail providers, does not have any in built spam protection. You'll be absolutely wide open...

    Maybe to avoid having your evernote address getting spammed, setup a rule in your email to forward the newsletter to evernote and delete the original

      Great minds think alike. After reading this article I was actually thinking of setting a forward rule in gmail.

    I find the easiest way is to filter all newletters to a special email folder, skipping the inbox altogether.

    Apart from a separate account, what you can do (if you use gmail) is use a +newslettername in your address eg [email protected]

    You can set up a filter for each newsletter's 'unique' address to go to a specific folder etc.. It's also a great way to see which site your email address got harvested from!

    Not all websites, forums, etc support addresses with a + in them, but I'd say I've had about a 95% success rate in the last 12-18 months

    The daily deal offers are automatically cleaned out my Inbox by directing them into a special folder (rules) and adjusting the archiving rules of this folder with: delete after 1 day.

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