Microsoft’s Office Labs group released a prototype plugin for Outlook 2007 that automatically judges the importance of incoming e-mail messages and ranks them using a star system. The group says the idea is to help people focus first on the most pressing messages in their in-boxes.
Email Prioritizer is a plug-in for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (running on Exchange Server) that helps you manage email overload. This concept test provides a “do not disturb” button that temporarily pauses new email arrival, and prioritizes email with a 0-3 star rating system. We hope this prototype helps you focus on the emails that are most important to you.