Arrgh! I think I broke my Gmail Filters. I edited the filters to handle some new addresses and only half of them were labeled.
A quick search uncovered some interesting limits:
- 20 distinct filters
- 1,500 characters per filter criteria string
- Oops #2002 - the error message circa 2011. LOL
I'm not bothered to confirm the accuracy of these because the length of the failed filter is only 891 characters. It just confirms that I need to stop being lazy and use my Burner Mail more.
Of course, I want some companies to have my main address, especially if money and goods are involved. And, it was one of those companies whose chattiness forced me to update my filters. While their emails properly filtered, another one did not. I could simply unsubscribe from the second company's emails because I'm underwhelmed by their product, anyway.
Yeah, let me go do that. Meanwhile, Integrations are better than semi-automatic solutions. Simplification beat integrations. Avoidance beats simplification.
Should we all just go live under a rock?