By Larry Magid

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – It’s a problem that affects many people – inboxes cluttered with hundreds and hundreds of emails, left unread.

Introducing Mailstrom, a free web-based service that aims at making it easier for users to sort, categorize and deal with emails piling up in your inbox. It works with Gmail and other IMAP 3 mail services.

Users give Mailstrom access to their mail service’s username and password and the service imports only the subject line and metadata. It then presents users the ability to sort that mail by sender, subject, lists you’re on, time sent and social messages and shopping.

Once a user locates all the messages that fit into a category, they can select all of them to either archive, delete or move into a different folder.

The downside of Mailstrom – it doesn’t work with all corporate email services. Many companies use Microsoft’s Exchange service or those with the back-end system POP or POP3, which it doesn’t work with.

You can hear Larry Magid’s Tech Report Monday through Friday at 3:50pm on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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