How to prioritize emails on a Mac

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How to prioritize emails on a Mac

An average person today receives hundreds of emails every month. A typical inbox has a mixture of different types of emails, ranging from personal emails from family & friends, notifications and alerts from all the apps and services we use, newsletters & marketing emails urging us to spend more online, and unwanted emails from senders we don’t want to deal with. As new emails come in, they’re added to the top of the inbox, which leads to a lot of clutter that you can’t directly control. Often, important emails get lost somewhere in all this clutter, and you end up spending more time cleaning & sorting through the junk to find what you’re looking for.

In this guide, we’ll learn how to prioritize emails in your inbox, so that important emails stay separated from the rest of the clutter.

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How to prioritize important emails on a Mac?

If you’re looking to separate important emails from the rest of the clutter in your inbox, you can manually mark senders as “priority senders” in Spark mail app. This ensures that emails from certain senders always stand out from the rest of the emails and you can focus on important emails first. Here’s how to prioritize senders and mark emails as important on a Mac:

  1. Download and install Spark on your Mac.
  2. Sign in with your email account. You can add multiple email accounts and use them together in Spark.

  1. Open any email from a sender that you’d like to mark as priority. 
  2. Click the three dots at the top right of the email, then click on the 'Mark [sender name] as priority sender' option.

  1. Repeat steps 3 to 5 for all the senders you want to prioritize.

That’s it! You’ve just learnt how to prioritize emails on a Mac. All incoming emails from these senders will always be highlighted & displayed at the top of your inbox in Spark.

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How to use Priority Inbox in Outlook, iCloud or other email services on Mac?

Gmail’s Priority Inbox feature is extremely popular, but it only works in the official Gmail apps or the Gmail website. If you want to use Priority Inbox with other email providers like Outlook, iCloud, Yahoo, Fastmail, etc., or if you want to use the features of Gmail’s Priority Inbox without using Google’s apps, you can just switch to Spark mail app. 

You can add all your email accounts in Spark and take advantage of the Smart Inbox and Priority Senders features. What’s more, Spark is available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android and Windows devices, so you can enjoy the same premium experience across every device.

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