Email Channels

Eliminate stuff in your inbox you don’t need.
Get access to more that you do need.

Your inbox at work is overflowing.

Some messages are important to you. Some, like notifications, may be interesting but clutter up your inbox. The rest you just don’t want.

The solution? Email channels from HivePoint.

They’re like distribution lists, but recipients choose what goes into their inbox.

HivePoint works with your existing email clients and servers. It requires no configuration, nor any help from IT to set up. Recipients do not need HivePoint to receive or send messages on channels you create.


How It Works

Senders create a channel

Add the HivePoint extension to your email client. Create a channel on the fly from within your email client and add recipients to it. You now have a channel with its own email address!

Recipients control what they receive

The channel works like a distribution list, except that the recipients can unsubscribe from the channel if they don’t want those messages in their inbox.

Reduces inbox clutter

All channel messages flow through your company’s central, secure “hive” where they are archived and indexed. Anyone with permission can browse and search any of the content in your hive. This lets you get aggressive about what you unsubscribe from, knowing you can always find messages in the hive later.

All this from within your email client!

Example #1:

You have an automated sender (such as a build system). You can configure it to send to an email channel instead of directly to inboxes or an existing distribution list. Everyone on that channel has the option to unsubscribe from it, while still being able to search or browse the channel whenever they choose. Many people on the automated sender’s list today will be delighted that they don’t have to pollute their inbox just so that they can see the occasional message that interests them.

Example #2:

You’re starting a new project with a cross-functional team. Create a channel for the project and start using it as you would a distribution list. Now, if someone leaves the project they can unsubscribe from the channel to stop receiving emails. If someone joins the project they can subscribe to the channel, as well as browse the channel in the hive to come up to speed on older conversations. If someone is simply interested in the project, they can periodically browse the channel to stay informed.