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May 2, 2018

Newton’s ‘True Inbox’ kills off your email’s Sent folder for good

by John_A

You can turn it on by going to Settings > General > Conversation View > True Inbox.

Last week, Gmail got a huge redesign that’s been needed for years. It’s now much prettier and modern, but fundamentally, it’s still the same email experience that we’ve known for some time. Newton’s become iconic for changing the way we use email, and now it’s taking things a step further by killing off the infamous Sent folder.

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Newton’s achieving this with a new feature called “True Inbox”, and it’ll be rolling out to users over the coming days. True Inbox will begin working automatically, and once you have it, any emails that you send will begin to show up in your main inbox rather than being pushed to the Sent folder. This is helpful for new conversations you begin, and Newton’s hoping it’ll make the experience feel much more like a chat app.

New emails you send will appear at the top of your inbox, and as you reply to messages, emails will be sorted by your interactions/activity with them — again, just like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, etc.

Assuming you have Conversation View enabled, you can turn on True Inbox by heading to Settings -> General -> Conversation View -> True Inbox. Once enabled, you’ll begin to see the layout after you’ve started a new conversation.

Download: Newton Mail — Email & Calendar (free)

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