Email Filing Assistant Lite (EFA Lite) for Apple Mail simplifies and accelerates the filing of emails into mail folders.
EFA Lite requires Apple Mail, which is part of macOS.
With an ever increasing number of mailboxes and emails, it is often a tedious and time-consuming task to file emails. It is not uncommon for mail accounts to consist of dozens or hundreds of mailboxes. And the more there are, the more time the user requires to think about the right target mailbox and then to drag&drop the email into it. Especially if it is a sub-sub-sub-mailbox, which requires the user to navigate through a mailbox hierarchy.
EFA Lite tackles this problem by analysing the filing history of emails and considering the user’s own preferences. It then makes suggestions of mailboxes from which the user can select from, by simply clicking on one of them, and voila, the email has been filed by EFA Lite.
This saves valuable time when an email needs to be filed and reduces distractions from the actual tasks the user wants to carry out. EFA Lite is really easy to use.
EFA Lite can file individual emails. Buy EFA to also batch file several emails at once.
EFA Lite supports 3 different filing strategies, whilst EFA supports 9.
The supported filing strategies are:
1. Favourites. Great if you want to include e.g. particular project folders.
2. Sender. EFA looks into the FROM field of a selected email and identifies in which mail folders other emails from this sender reside.
3. Sender. But if I am the sender, then every other recipient of this email.
Whether you organise your mailboxes by sender, topic, or project, EFA Lite can possibly support you. It offers a number of different filing strategies from which to choose from.
Update for macOS 10.15 Catalina
Mailbox shadowing. EFA Lite will now listen to selection changes in your mailbox.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.