As I’ve said before, and probably will say again, understanding how your email
client processes message rules and then using that feature is perhaps the
single most effective thing you can do to help get your email under control.
Rules really are that powerful.
So today I’m going to look at creating just one rule, the one rule I
consider to be the most important rule you can have. So important that I’ll
call it The Golden Rule.
The popular Golden Rule goes something like this: “Do unto others as you
would have them do unto you.” Our golden rule isn’t really all that different,
at least in intent. It’s more along the lines of “Prioritize the people you
If I could have only one message rule, this would be it.