Untangle complex Gmail threads


Email has scaled our ability to speak to hundreds of people, but it has not equivalently scaled our ability to listen and respond. Emailing hundreds of people for their feedback, for example, requires either an impersonal survey or hours of effort manually carrying out many similar conversations. To allow users to hold many similar email conversations in parallel, we explore conversational remixing: structuring and adapting previous email conversations to create new responses quickly. To bootstrap a conversational remixing system, users hold the first conversations as they would normally. Users or optionally valet crowd workers then extract underlying conversational patterns and response rules to accelerate responses to future similar emails. We introduce MyriadHub, a mail client that tracks and manages conversational remixes for large-scale email conversations such as those needed for managing introduction requests, intern applications, and administrative queries. In a controlled evaluation, comparing MyriadHub to a standard email survey, MyriadHub doubled the recipients' response rate and tripled the number of words that conversational partners responded with.
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Untangle messy email threads.

Manage a long email thread by converting it into a spreadsheet with each correspondent in a row. As you read emails, organize their responses and take notes about each correspondent, automatically saved in your spreadsheet.

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Applying for jobs.

Send your customized resumes and messages to different hiring managers at scale. Clear conversational states help you avoid missing a follow-up and schedule interviews at ease. Run a large marketing campaign for yourself in job hunting!

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Networking with assistance.

Follow up with people you met at an event and maintain professional relationships by sending personalized emails at once through one template. Share this specific thread with your assistant to correspond with them as if it’s from you without privacy compromise.

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Event coordination

Mail merge personalized invitations by email to a large audience. Filter and reply using templates to sub groups of similar respondents at scale based on the associated spreadsheet data on their responses.