Self-Destruct Action on Filters
Flag incoming messages to self-destruct with a Filter.
I get a lot of transient notification emails (pickup order is ready, package shipped, etc) that I don't need to keep around forever. I currently go through every so often and clean these out, but it takes time and is kind of a pain.
Adding an action to Filters to set the self-destruct behavior would let me flag senders/subjects and automatically set those to expire after a period of time.
yes, i would like e-mails from firstname.lastname@example.org to self-destruct after 1 day
This is an excellent idea, I get many notifications and after about an hour or 2 I don't need to see them. It would be nice to be able to set with the filter self destruct on messages.
RHett MikEL commented
i think, this can be achieved by setting this up for user made folders that can have a time sensitive auto delete contents feature, where the older contents inside can be set for a certain time that if they are beyond the allowed date will be auto moved into the trash. this way you can still have another 30days to retrieve them before they are gone permanently.
there is already a way of sorting the emails into folders, its just a matter now of putting custom expiry features for the folders, and of course certain folders can be assigned to never auto remove contents into the trash, by default.
i would use this for newsletters, where i could review the newsletters during the past yr or so, and the older ones will be auto removed into the trash.
Looking for exactly the same!