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How do I filter messages coming into a Throttle address?

I can revoke access to a Throttle address if I no longer want to receive email at that address. However, if I receive a bunch of spam from a sender in addition to valuable messages, how do I control which messages I see?

For example, Steam sends me 20+ account query notifications every day that I don't want, but also sends me receipts, wish list alerts, and other useful messages. Right now it doesn't seem possible to exclude the useless notifications without missing the emails I want to see. This is the function that filters was playing for me in Gmail before I began using Throttle.

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Hey Charles, I sincerely apologize for our delay in responding to your question. I will personally ensure any further questions from you are answered promptly!

Currently, we're working to develop the functionality that will allow users to 'filter' or 'favorite' the types of information from a sender that they would like to see. This in turn would place what the user may consider to be useless information from that particular sender out of sight, and out of mind.

To properly improve our product in this regard, it would help tremendously to have these questions answered:

What particular services and websites, or types of services and websites, would you want this functionality for?

Would you want the 'useless' information filtered out entirely and gone for good? Or would you like it to be available but separated from your core information?

If you would want it separate but still available, how would you like it to be accessible? Perhaps a secondary digest or other category/folder for 'spam' altogether.

Would you want our functionality to be exactly like the one you use with Gmail, or are there any improvements you would recommend even for the Gmail functionality?

How would you like to interact with the user interface to filter your incoming messages? Maybe a simple 'starring' mechanic or something of the sort.

Thank you for reaching out, and happy Throttling!

Hey Josh,

No worries!  I've been busy so I didn't even notice the delay. Thanks for letting me know about the feature your team is working on. That sounds like the kind of feature I am looking for. To help you out, I'll try to answer those questions the best I can:

What particular services and websites, or types of services and websites, would you want this functionality for?

The only culprit of junk in my Throttle inbox at the moment is Steam, a service which distributes PC games. I appreciate seeing my receipts and wishlist notifications, but there are other notifications I receive which I cannot figure out how to disable and therefore feel the need to filter. I am still relatively new to Throttle so I may see more examples of this situation occur as I move more and more services over to a Throttle address.

Would you want the 'useless' information filtered out entirely and gone for good? Or would you like it to be available but separated from your core information?

Gone for good is a phrase that makes me nervous and seems unnecessary in the current age of abundant digital storage. However, complete junk can certainly clog up an archival system. When using junk mail systems in the past, the ones I've appreciated the most make accessing the junk mail possible for a limited period of time before it's permanently removed from the system. Most of the time I would never view the folder, but every so often a false positive might slip in and being able to easily access the message was helpful.

If you would want it separate but still available, how would you like it to be accessible? Perhaps a secondary digest or other category/folder for 'spam' altogether.

I suppose I can see uses for additional digests, but not for my junk mail. I'd like a category or folder I could access.

Would you want our functionality to be exactly like the one you use with Gmail, or are there any improvements you would recommend even for the Gmail functionality?

For the most part, I appreciate the power of Gmail filters. I've encountered some frustrating limitations in the past, but my overall feeling about Gmail filters is that they are clunky. The settings page where they are organized doesn't feel elegant or well organized. Editing filters doesn't feel intuitive. It feels like too much clicking is involved. I generally don't like interacting with them, but their function is appreciated. As long as I can accurately filter messages coming in through a single address, I think I would be satisfied.

How would you like to interact with the user interface to filter your incoming messages? Maybe a simple 'starring' mechanic or something of the sort.

If there was a feature that allowed me to click a button to filter a message, my guess is that it would ask me what about the message I want to filter. In this screenshot you can see that I placed the

Well this is quite frustrating. I typed out a nice long reply for you and apparently the help system we're using doesn't support replies over a certain length. The kicker here is that there's no indication in the UI that my message is going to be cut off.

AND NOW MY FOLLOW-UP COMMENT WAS CUTOFF!! ARRRGGGGG!!! HELPRACE NEEDS TO DIE.

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On Steam, try visiting https://store.steampowered.com/account/emailoptout and click Opt out of all email marketing communication.

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Charles, regardless of your response being cut short, we really appreciate your feedback; it's very insightful!

Keep an eye out for updates regarding the development of this functionality, and again, thank you for the support.

Happy Throttling!