Greymail is the ever-growing amount of newsletters, deals and updates that fill your inbox. Sometimes you love it, sometimes you hate it. Here's how greymail happens.
Because we're signing up for more newsletters and notifications. In fact, newletters alone have increased by 300% over the past year.
Your inbox is already made up of 50% newletters and deals – and growing all the time.
Newletters and Deals
Groups and Other Notifications
User gave permission to receive either directly or indirectly (via auto opt-in)
Misleading or fraudulent sources
Legitimate, reputable sources; user can opt out at any time
Content of no value; often malicious or illegal
Valuable content, however relevancy, interest and priority fluctuates
Less than 3% of inbox
Up to 80% of inbox
That's all it takes. In about 60 seconds you can slice through the clutter, find what you want and get your inbox back into shape.
Set up your inbox to automatically manage your mail – greymail or not. Expired deals are automatically gone, your bills go straight into folders.
Hotmail has great tools to help you navigate your inbox and bypass all the greymail. Set up InstantActions or Flag a message to the top of your inbox to find it fast.
Create an Alias account to catch your unwanted mail, or aggregate your other email addresses to take advantage of other exceptional Hotmail features.
With powerful new tools like Sweep, Categories and Flags, you can quickly unclutter your inbox. See how. >
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