October 30, 2023

Revolutionize Your Workflow: Why Forwarding Urgent Emails to Microsoft Teams or Slack is a Game-Changer

John Ieros

Learn how to effectively cut time checking email by forwarding the important ones to Slack or Microsoft Teams, and how MailEcho can transform your response time by enabling you to reply to those crucial emails directly from Slack or Teams.

Email is one of the most common and essential forms of communication in the modern workplace. However, it can also be one of the most time-consuming and distracting tasks that workers have to deal with every day. According to a study by McKinsey, the average worker spends 28% of their workweek reading and responding to emails. That’s more than 11 hours per week, or 572 hours per year, spent on email alone!

What if there was a way to reduce the time and effort spent on email, while still staying on top of the important and urgent messages that require your attention? What if you could access and respond to your emails from within a messaging service like Slack, where you already communicate and collaborate with your team and other stakeholders? What if you could leverage the power of artificial intelligence to automatically prioritize your emails based on their urgency and relevance, and forward them to your Slack workspace, where you can easily view and reply to them on the fly?

That’s exactly what MailEcho is building: an integration with Slack that allows you to access and respond to your urgent emails there, saving you valuable time that could be spent actually getting stuff done as opposed to communication. MailEcho is a smart email assistant that uses natural language processing and machine learning to analyze your emails and determine their urgency and importance. It then forwards the most critical and time-sensitive emails to your Slack workspace, where you can see them in a dedicated channel or as direct messages. You can also reply to the emails from Slack, without having to switch to your email client or browser.

Some of the benefits of using MailEcho and Slack together are:

Save time and focus on your priorities: By having your urgent emails forwarded to Slack, you can avoid the hassle of checking your email inbox multiple times a day, and instead focus on your most important tasks and projects. You can also respond to the emails faster and more efficiently, as you don’t have to leave Slack to do so. This way, you can save time and boost your productivity, while still being responsive and attentive to your email communication. Collaborate and share information with your team: Slack acts as a shared inbox, where you and your team can see and discuss the important emails that are forwarded by MailEcho. You can also tag, mention, or assign the emails to the relevant team members, and get their input or feedback on how to handle them. This way, you can collaborate and share information with your team, without having to cc or forward the emails to them, or create separate threads or channels for each email topic. Customize and control your email preferences: MailEcho allows you to customize and control your email preferences, such as the frequency, timing, and criteria of the emails that are forwarded to Slack. You can also choose which email accounts, folders, labels, or domains you want to include or exclude from the forwarding process. You can also pause or resume the forwarding at any time, or manually forward any email to Slack using a simple command. This way, you can have full control over your email workflow, and tailor it to your needs and preferences.

MailEcho is currently in beta testing, and is looking for early adopters who want to try out the integration with Slack and provide feedback. If you are interested, you can sign up for the beta program here.

MailEcho and Slack are the perfect combination for anyone who wants to save time and boost productivity by managing their email communication more effectively and efficiently. By using MailEcho and Slack together, you can reduce the email clutter, focus on your priorities, collaborate with your team, and get more stuff done. Try it out today and see the difference for yourself!

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