How it works

It's quite simple yet very impactful. Like having a secondary inbox for all the email you don't need to see right away.

Do I need to use a different email client?

No. Inbox Airlock integrates seamlessly with your Gmail™ account. You can keep using the Gmail™ web UI, Gmail™ mobile app, Outlook™, Apple Mail™, Superhuman™, Thunderbird™, or any other email client you prefer.

How will my Gmail™ change?

  • Your incoming email will land in one of two different places. Your Inbox is for important email, and your ##Airlock is for the rest.
  • No email will be deleted or lost - if it's not in your Inbox, check ##Airlock.
  • Not using Gmail™ UI? No problem, ##Airlock is just a label, so you can find airlocked email like you find any other label.

What lands in your Inbox

  • Emails from people you've corresponded with before
  • Senders and domains you've explicitly allowed to your Inbox (we'll explain how to do that below)
  • Invoices, tickets, appointment confirmations, and other transactional emails

What will get quarantined under the ##Airlock label

  • New, unknown senders
  • Newsletters, Updates, Promotions etc
  • Everything you've explicitly kicked out of your Inbox

Allowing senders to your Inbox

  • Open an email and apply one of the action labels:
    > invite-to-inbox > invite-domain-to-inbox
  • That's it, this and all future emails from the sender will land in your Inbox.
  • A "domain" is a part of an email address after the @ sign. So allowing a domain for will allow <ANYONE> to your Inbox.

Kicking a sender to ##Airlock

  • To remove a sender from your Inbox permanently, apply one of the action labels:
    >kick-to-airlock >kick-domain-to-airlock
  • That's it, this and all future emails from the sender will land in your ##Airlock

Should I change how I use email?

  • Check your main Inbox like you did before
  • Check Airlocked email by clicking the "Airlock" label once a day/week
  • Slowly fall in love with your email again!

What if I forget to check Airlocked email?

  • First of all: don't worry. We forget it all the time ourselves.
  • Inbox Airlock can remind you to check your Airlock folder if you haven't done it in a while
  • You can also choose to receive a summary of Airlocked emails daily

Stay in control.
Initiate Airlock.