Have you heard about the new email term? “Bacn” It’s pronounced just like your favorite pork product, but shortened, in typical Web 2.0 fashion.
Itâ€™s any email you receive that isnâ€™t spam, but isnâ€™t exactly a personal message either. Your electronic phone bill is bacn. Your Google alerts are bacn.
But what does this have to do with Gmail? I’ll show you!
If you’re a Gmail user, you know that it ruthlessly destroys SPAM. This feature is wonderfully built-in. No work required on your part.
But did you know that Gmail can handle your bacn too?
Gmail has a great filter feature. If you haven’t used it before, you have to check it out. Your life will be better, I promise.
Since bacn is good mail, but stuff you don’t want right now, Gmail can get it out of the way. Setup a filter that detects bacn, archives it from the inbox, and labels it “bacn.” Then you can eat all your bacn in one sitting, when you have time.
Now I’m going to coin a new internet term: steak. It’s for those super-urgent emails. The ones you really want right now, or at least NEED right now. Man, I’d love a steak…
Gmail can help out with your steak-mail as well. We don’t want to archive it. What we want to do is star it!
This makes doubly-sure that you see those important emails. They’ll have a spiffy star next to them, automagically.
What are your thoughts?
Have we all gone off our rockers? Is bacn a crazy term? That’s what the comments are for!
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