What is the Focused Inbox

Issue/Question

  • What is the focused inbox?

Environment

The focused inbox is available in Outlook for MacOS, Windows and Outlook Online.

Resolution

The focused Inbox intelligently pre-sorts your email so you can focus on what matters. It places your most important emails in "Focused" and the rest in "Other." Focused Inbox works across all your email accounts, personal and professional.

To create an inbox that "feels right" to you, the mail system takes into account emails and contacts with whom you interact, and filters out noisy sources like automatically generated or bulk email. The more you use it, the better it gets. You can easily reclassify emails between Focused and Other. Just open an email, then select "Move to Focused/Non-Focused" from the overflow menu.

Note that your notifications are synced to Focused Inbox, on iOS your badge count is synced to Focused Inbox as well.

If you need further assistance, please contact the Bowdoin College Service Desk

Details

Article ID: 119446
Created
Fri 10/30/20 10:18 AM
Modified
Mon 11/2/20 9:27 AM
Platform Environment (OS)
MacOS, Windows, Online