Former Gmail engineer Gabor Cselle has been working on improving email for years. This week he built a new system for prioritizing all the emails in your inbox. It's called ReBoxed, and it relies on crowdsourced A/B preference voting on email senders, and Cselle built it in just 3 days.
Marshall points out some flaws in our current ranking algorithm (There any many, considering I wrote it so quickly), but closes with this:
ReBoxed is a small project that presumably could become a part of Cselle's larger email startup company, ReMail. That service is yet to launch but if this is the kind of creativity that will be included there, we're excited to see it.
I'll be working on reBoxed all day today and will keep you updated. Meanwhile, check out reboxed.remail.com.