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Does gmailzero respect weekends off?

#1

My current email-zero goal is manual, but I’d like to convert it into an auto goal using gmailzero, but I want weekends off. How does gmailzero treat weekends off?

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#2

Alas! It doesn’t deal well with breaks at all, it just keeps on importing data and you derail if it’s above the road. We actually suggest at the moment that people switch to a different query that definitely won’t show any emails, when they need to take a break.

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#3

Thanks for confirming that. :slight_smile: Are there any techniques other than restricting the query to unread email that wouldn’t show emails during breaks?

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#4

The only thing I can think of is to set up “breaks” in advance for your weekends where it allows a truly ludicrous amount of email (and then drops back down to the normal requirement afterwards). I’m not sure how easy that is to do, though – I could fairly easily do it for myself because I regularly use the non-visual road editor, but I’d have to have a good think about how first!

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