At a Glance
- Makes it easy to respond to new e-mail; installation is simple; prioritizes incoming e-mail.
- Works only with Microsoft Outlook and Web mail.
Get help getting your e-mail under control.
Practically the only people in the world who don’t suffer from
e-mail overload are those who don’t have access to e-mail. Almost
everyone else, likely including you, are overwhelmed by the sheer
volume of incoming e-mail, and have trouble prioritizing the
onslaught. That’s where EmailTray (formerly SenderOK)
EmailTray isn’t a total solution to the problem, but it will
certainly help. It lets you view and respond to what it considers
high-priority mail–and you can view messages without having to
open your e-mail client. Considering that it’s free, you’ll want to
try it. It works only with Webmail accounts and Microsoft Outlook,
though, so if you use another desktop client, you’re out of
Install EmailTray, and it indexes your e-mail in only a few
minutes. Then it watches your inbox and displays the number of
messages you’ve received in a system tray icon. Open EmailTray, and
it displays all of your unread e-mail, by category: Top Priority,
Low Priority, and those for which it was unable to assign a
priority. It determines the important of an e-mail using an
algorithm that takes a number of factors into account, such as how
you previously interacted with the sender (if you responded, for
example), and whether you recently visited the sender’s domain.
You can read your e-mail from right within EmailTray, without
having to open your mail client. You can respond to messages as
well, although EmailTray will open your e-mail client to send a
What’s particularly useful is that you can use EmailTray with
multiple e-mail accounts, so that you can see all e-mail from all
of your accounts in a single location.
EmailTray won’t solve the problem of e-mail overload all by
itself, but by alerting you when you’ve got new e-mail, and taking
a first crack at telling you which messages are high priority, it
will give you a head start.