This email explains how tags work in Inky. Tagging in Inky is incredibly easy, and once you get started, you'll never know how you lived without it.

Why You Will Love Tags 

Inky knows how to tag many messages automatically without any input from you. This makes it super simple to search for emails based on novel criteria. Sometimes tags are based on the sender (aka the email address in the From field), and sometimes they are based on the contents of a specific message. You can also create your own tags and assign them to senders or individual messages so you never lose track of an important email again.

Example Built-In Message Tags

Messages are tagged based on their file attachments so you can easily search for them. 

Messages sent from yourself and only to yourself are tagged #note. 

A message gets these tags if it has an unsubscribe link or other features that look like commercial or promotional mail. 

Message tagged offer subscription and unsubscribe automatically based on its content

Message tagged #offer, #subscription, and #unsubscribe
automatically based on its content.

Example Built-In Sender Tags

Inky figures out people that are important to you by examining your outgoing sent mail. Any messages you receive from them are tagged #contact (and as a result appear in the Personal mailbox). 

Popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are tagged #social so you can keep these kind of notifications separate from the rest of your mail. 

Adding a Custom Tag to a Message 

You can easily introduce and assign a new tag: just type it into Inky's tag editor above a message displayed in the Preview Pane. Click Edit next to the existing tags, and then start typing. Inky will suggest existing tags in a drop-down menu to help save some keystrokes. 

Tagging a message step 1 
Tagging a message step 2 
Tagging a message step 3 

Tagging a single message #work.
Tagging a Sender

One of the most powerful tagging features is the ability to teach Inky to automatically assign certain tags to all messages from a sender. To do this, click the sender's name above the subject of a message in the Preview Pane. In the dialog that appears, you can enter tags to apply to all messages from that sender (e.g., to manually identify a sender as a #contact), and other tags to never apply (e.g., to prevent some sender from getting marked #subscription). 

Tagging a sender step 1 
Tagging a sender step 2 

Tagging a specific sender #work.
Custom Tag Ideas

Here are some ideas for additional tags that you might find useful. Once you've tagged some senders and messages, you can make the most of tags by setting up custom mailboxes (which is the subject of a future email). 

Tag messages that require a response so you don't forget to reply. 

Tag hotel, flight, and car rental confirmations so you can easily track them down while you're on the road. 

Tag bill notifications when they arrive. Remove the tag after you've paid the bill.

Tag the email addresses of family members to keep family matters separate from your professional life. 

Tag colleagues and coworkers so you never miss an important interoffice memo. 

Tag your financial institutions so legitimate account updates stand out from other spam or phishing scams. 

Happy tagging! As always, visit to learn more.

The Inky Team