Setting up IMAP email to work with TSW and Evernote.
Rick asks me this question, via webform: “Hi Malc.. I love your outline in the videos of TSW. Absolutely following it all now. But I’m stuck with the e-mail client setup. I’m used to working with Apple Mail and you say in the Outlook setup that you’ll get back to that in a later video. Then we go on to prepping Evernote.. Do you have a video on how to prep Apple Mail? Or gMail? Thanks.”
Well, Rick, the answer is that neither Apple Mail or Gmail are very friendly to working with The Secret Weapon (or Timology, as I call my implementation which includes, but which is more than, The Secret Weapon approach). Unless they’ve changed thing sin the past year, since I last checked (probably not) these two email clients make it stupidly long winded to create a rule. And you need rules to get your “less-than-urgent” emails out of your main Inbox – to a secondary one. Once you have done this will all your non-urgent emails, you save tons of time by… Read more »
You’ve posted a video about setting up IMAP for outlook, and mention that this is feasible for Apple Mail too. How do I do it for Apple mail?
I don’t use IMAP myself, but my understanding is that, whereas POP3 downloads emails from wherever the server is to your PC (or device), IMAP leaves the email on the server until you read it: which enables you to check your email using different devices.
If you want to do that and aren’t sure how I can only suggest you get a techie to help. Sorry I can’t help more.
All the best
Spark is a free email client for iOS and MacOS. The MacOS client has Evernote integration making saving emails to Evernote a piece of cake.
(Sorry for dealyed response – I did not get a notification. Must make that work better…)
I just forward emails to my EN every day from Outlook – or any other email client. It’s no problem. BUT the huge advantage of Outlook for PC (not for Mac) is that it take 3 clicks to set up a rule, whereas in most clients (inc Google) it takes 6, 7, 8, even 9 clicks to do the same thing. That makes Outlook for PC a winner for me.