OT: odd gmail behavior

Mark Felder feld at FreeBSD.org
Sun Feb 16 19:54:00 UTC 2014

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014, at 13:31, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> Since gmail does not have its own forums (as far I can tell) I am asking
> this here.  Maybe someone, here, knows:
> 1. Gmail determines the importance of a piece of mail by (among other
> things) how frequently you read related mails (for example it considers
> ports-bugs@ to be important for my case but that's only because I
> currently
> have a couple of ports in the process of being committed)
> 2. There seems no way (besides reading this include marking it as read)
> to
> mark a message as being not important
> 3. As a result of the above, in the last 2 weeks my important and unread
> folder has exploded from 2 or 3 messages a day (ones that are truly
> important) to over 50 thus making the feature useless
> Any ideas?
> P.S. at some point the project listed in my signature will be adding
> support for preconfigured mail servers and such; once this happens the
> above is moot... but til then...

Can't you disable that feature entirely?

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