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๐Ÿ“” New blog post: Choosing to get emails for everything from Mastodon. 

I just turned on email notifications for all events on both my Mastodon accounts.

rusingh.com/2021/08/02/choose-

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๐Ÿ“” New blog post: Choosing to get emails for everything from Mastodon. 

@celia Looks like an interesting experiment... Do the e-mails only contain text, or do they come with pictures when applicable, too?

๐Ÿ“” New blog post: Choosing to get emails for everything from Mastodon. 

@celia this is going to get really noisy, real soon lol

@x It'll be fine. :)

These emails get tagged with a Mastodon label and get archived. I never see them in my inbox or get notified.

Doubt they'll cause a dent either, as I'm struggling to even go past 200MB after importing over 30k emails stretching back 12 years. :)

@x Whoops. That's 1.1GB. So maybe it'll be chaos one day indeed. :)

๐Ÿ“” New blog post: Choosing to get emails for everything from Mastodon. 

@celia Thatโ€™s an interesting idea, kind of like an archive similar to sending tweets or blog posts to Day One instead of viewing them as notifications. Iโ€™ve thought of my Mastodon account as more ephemeral.

๐Ÿ“” New blog post: Choosing to get emails for everything from Mastodon. 

@celia I decided to do the same, but excluding favorites lol.
I did all of my filtering from my email client tho, instead of via some server config

@joeligj12 That's what I'm doing too. ๐Ÿ˜Š I'm useless with any kind of email server config haha.

๐Ÿ“” New blog post: Choosing to get emails for everything from Mastodon. 

@celia do you filter them away in an archive then? I am heavily leaning towards doing something similar.

@afontaine Yes - there's a filter that archives it and adds a label. I don't mark it as read though. Sometimes I just check my email instead of coming onto social media since I have fewer distractions that way and still get caught up. :)

(Updated the post!)

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