Once you have that address it's as simple as sending emails to it, and those messages will show up synced alongside your other clipped or entered notes. For some more advanced applications, we can turn to Gmail and its powerful filtering system. If you've never used Gmail filters let me run you through the process of setting up a filter, which will forward one of my favorite email digests and newsletters right to Evernote.
Setting Up Forwarding
First off you need to setup your Gmail account to be able to forward to Evernote. Click on the little gear (pictured above) in the top right corner of your Gmail account and click settings from the pop up menu. Across the top you have several tabs for the various settings of your email account. Click on the tab Forwarding and POP/IMAP. Here you'll find the option to add a forwarding email. Click add a forwarding address, and enter your Evernote email address. This will send an email confirmation to your Evernote account.
Check your Evernote account and you should have received a confirmation email. Copy the confirmation number back to Gmail to verify the forwarding, and just set the forwarding as disabled (since we only want to forward certain emails to Evernote, not all of them).
Creating Filters To Send To Evernote
Once your Evernote account is verified you can start setting up filters. Select an email from your inbox that you would like to see forwarded to Evernote, and click the More button in the bar above. This will present a pop up menu with an option to Filter messages like these. You can set up the filter based on the sender, or the subject line, or words in the body of the email. If you know you're only going to be getting emails you want filtered from a certain address, then a From filter should work just fine.
Once your filter is created, from that point onward the email digest or newsletter in question will show up when you sync Evernote. Of course you can use the same setup for lots of other use cases. In many ways, Evernote is a more enjoyable experience than email for reading and organizing, and so potentially any email that doesn't require you to reply can be filtered to Evernote.
In my case, I've set up a filter for any email I've sent myself to be automatically filtered to Evernote. It's possible you find yourself emailing your personal account with reminders of things you want to check out, but then you end up prioritizing emails you need to answer. Since I spend a lot of time in Evernote, I'll often review old notes and organize my notebooks and tags, so it's a lot easier to keep track of inspiration and ideas I've eagerly sent myself for reading or review later on.
For more information on using Evernote's email notes feature, check out the Evernote Techblog.
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