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Read why thousands of busy professionals love Gated.

I was reluctant to gate my email at first but now I'm less stressed, more focused, and definitely get more work done.

Amber Bogie
Director Global Demand Gen @
Reachdesk
Lupus Foundation of America
Supported Nonprofit
Amber

Gated has enabled me to filter out loads of noise, so I'm spending less time managing my inbox and more time doing my job.

Nick Bryner
Salesforce Platform Manager @
SecurityMetrics
Operation Underground Railroad
Supported Nonprofit
Nick

Taking time to delete or spam emails is exhausting - Gated saves me time triaging my inbox.

Gaylan Greenawalt
Head of Product @
Airspeed
Fisher House Foundation
Supported Nonprofit
Gaylan

Gated helps me focus on what's important and clear out the mess, making it an essential tool.

Jess Forrester
CMO @
Jebbit
The Trevor Project
Supported Nonprofit
Jess

With Gated, I spend less time triaging my inbox.

Andrew Ritchart
Director, Revenue Operations @
Tealium
Charity:Water
Supported Nonprofit
Andrew

Despite all sorts of spam filters, my inbox was inundated daily. Gated changed that overnight.

Christine Crandell
Wounded Warrior Project
Supported Nonprofit
Christine

Folks that really want to get my attention can help support a cause I care about. Everybody wins!

John Peña
Autism Society of America
Supported Nonprofit
John

Gated means we'll have a higher ROI with our startup's investment outreach.

David Hunt
Founder @
Framewrk
Girls Who Code
Supported Nonprofit
David

The impact Gated has had on my and my team's productivity cannot be understated.

Eric Polatty
VP eCommerce @
SNOW Cosmetics
Feed the Children
Supported Nonprofit
Eric

I used to miss important emails that needed my attention. Gated solved that.

Ishti Alam
Investment Analyst @
Anchorless Bangladesh
Doctors Without Borders
Supported Nonprofit
Isthi

Gated saves me time and energy I would spend sifting through what's useful and what's not.

Beth Saunders
Data and Analytics Manager @
Mysa
The Trevor Project
Supported Nonprofit
Beth

I lead marketing at my company and consequently get inundated by unsolicited pitches for marketing services I'm not interested in - Gated blocks all that garbage for me.

Dan Landau
Sr. Marketing Manager @
AI Fund
Doctors Without Borders
Supported Nonprofit
Dan

I didn't realize just how large a percentage of emails I received were driven by impersonal, automated drip campaigns until I started using Gated.

Liam Darmody
Director of Employer Brand & Talent Attraction @
WillowTree
Alzheimer's Association
Supported Nonprofit
Liam

I went from getting 30-50 solicited sales emails, down to 1 maybe a month. It's been a game changer and has made sure I never miss an important email.

Will Curran
Chief Event Einstein & Founder @
Endless Events
Wikimedia Foundation
Supported Nonprofit
Will

I feel a lot more confident and willing to give out my email now when signing up for products/newsletters because I know Gated will only push the most important emails to my inbox.

Jay Desai
Head of Marketing @
Captivate Talent
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Supported Nonprofit
Jay

Being in marketing, I get a LOT of bad sales pitches and backlink requests, so taking even just a few of those out of my inbox means that I'm able to respond to people in a much more timely manner!

Hiba Amin
Senior Marketing Manager @
Testbox
Planned Parenthood
Supported Nonprofit
Hiba

Gated has saved me 30-40% more time during the week.

Christian Evans
CEO - Christian D Evans @
Christian D Evans LLC
Doctors Without Borders
Supported Nonprofit
Christian

Gated makes sure I don't miss important emails and alleviates the stress of having to respond to everyone.

Kate DeWald
CEO @
Oncue
Donors Choose
Supported Nonprofit
Kate

Opening my email app is now a positive emotion, because I know what I'm about to see matters to me.

Zac Kerr
Thorn
Supported Nonprofit
Zac

Gated keeps my Inbox Zero crazy self feeling calm, cool, and collected.

Dan Koval
Corporate Initiatives Manager @
Bentley Systems
Team Rubicon
Supported Nonprofit
Dan

As a female business executive, I love showing the world that my time has value.

Brittany Barreto, PhD
Executive Director @
FemTechFocus.org
FemTech Focus
Supported Nonprofit
Brittany

Gated keeps me focused and helps me spend less time managing my inbox.

Jim Sinai
CMO @
Vanilla
Team Rubicon
Supported Nonprofit
Jim

Gated protects my inbox from a lot of unwanted emails (noise), which undoubtedly increases my productivity.

Niv Carmi
Co-CEO @
Empirical
Doctors Without Borders
Supported Nonprofit
Niv

Gated has been a total game changer in keeping the noise out of my inbox.

Brett Roberts
Senior Manager, Revenue Operations @
Riskalyze
American Cancer Society
Supported Nonprofit
Brett

"It adds a personal element so often missing from B2B Outreach."

Colin Veerkamp
Revenue Operations Manager @
Hanzo.co
Maxfund
Supported Nonprofit
Colin

Gated is a great to figure out who is serious and who is spraying and praying.

MH Lines
Alzheimer's Association
Supported Nonprofit
MH

Gated is an absolute game changer for my sanity.

Ethan Pope
VP of Revenue Operations @
Riskalyze
Charity: Water
Supported Nonprofit
Ethan

It just makes my inbox so much cleaner!

Adil Bouhdadi
Cofounder @
Autone
ClientEarth
Supported Nonprofit
Adil

I went from spending 30min+ a day sifting through junk to 0 mins. Even better? I was able to support a cause I care about.

Claire Coder
Founder & CEO @
Aunt Flow
PERIOD.
Supported Nonprofit
Claire

I get fewer unsolicited emails which reduces my irritation and allows me to focus more on running my company.

Julien Quintard
CEO @
Routine
Doctors Without Borders
Supported Nonprofit
Julien

A clean inbox is important to me - because I want to reduce stress and to not miss important things from colleagues and customers.

Lisa Norlander
Director of RevOps @
Bimobject
Wikimedia Foundation
Supported Nonprofit
Lisa

Stress levels are down, donations (to the SPCA) are up - and I’m feeling great!

Natasha Dolginsky
Sr. Director Growth Marketing @
Clari
SPCA
Supported Nonprofit
Natasha

My inbox is more clear and I'm getting donations for 'Save the Children' - what else could I ask for!?

Kevin Yoon
Growth Manager @
theHumbleAI.com
Save the Children
Supported Nonprofit
Kevin

Gated stops automated cold email sequences in their tracks!

Jeremy Ross
Sr. Manager of BDRs, Programs, & Ops @
Copado
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Supported Nonprofit
Jeremy

I love not waking up to 20 unsolicited sales emails every morning.

Christopher Naismith
CEO & Founder @
Audette.io
The Trevor Project
Supported Nonprofit
Christopher

Gated's actually helped me figure out how to better communicate via email.

Nomiki Petrolla
VP, Product @
SAVVI AI
Feed the Children
Supported Nonprofit
Nomiki

Gated delivers on the original promise of email: hear from people you care about.

Ben Zimmerman
Sr. Rev Systems Mgr @
Culture Amp
The Sierra Club Foundation
Supported Nonprofit
Ben

We must remember that our inboxes belong to US, not to mass-marketing geniuses.

Paul Maddox
Writer / Editor
International Fellowship Of Christians And Jews
Supported Nonprofit
Paul

Gated has allowed me to leverage a means of communication (email) that I have genuinely hated for a long time.

James Gilbert
Autism Society of America
Supported Nonprofit
James

I came for the mission and stayed for the productivity - Now I use Gated for both.

Ilan Fisher
PR and Communications Manager @
Cyabra
Alzheimer's Association
Supported Nonprofit
Ilan

Gated eliminates the noise of unwanted emails that so often would dominate my inbox.

Chris Spellman
Sr. Demand Gen Manager @
SCYTHE
Charity:Water
Supported Nonprofit
Chris

Gated protects me from valueless spray-and-pray outreach, while making it easier for sales folks who put in the work to connect and create a mutually beneficial relationship.

Alex Bailey
Co-founder @
B5 Capital
The American Red Cross
Supported Nonprofit
Alex

As a software engineer and founder, I'm constantly hounded by recruiters and b2b marketing emails. Gated filters out the nonsense and keeps my inbox clean.

Edie Woelfle
Founder @
Keiboarder
Bat World Sanctuary
Supported Nonprofit
Edie

My inbox load has radically reduced and it has helped to support a very worthy cause.

Geoffrey Smith
Doctors Without Borders
Supported Nonprofit
Geoffrey

I'm spending less time maintaining things and more time completing tasks that live in the emails themselves.

Brendon Ritz
Sr. Director, Marketing Ops @
ThoughtSpot
American Red Cross
Supported Nonprofit
Brendon

Such a simple yet powerful idea - I'll never not use Gated.

Bill Kramer
VP Marketing @
PayZen
RIP Medical Debt
Supported Nonprofit
Bill

Before using Gated I was receiving ~40-50 unwanted emails each day - and each of those was a micro-distraction that hurt my overall productivity.

Aaron Zakowski
Alzheimer's Association
Supported Nonprofit
Aaron

Gated reduced the sales emails I get every week from vendors from 25+ to 2.

Partho Ghosh
Senior Director, Product Growth @
Hootsuite
SPCA
Supported Nonprofit
Partho

Gated has helped me reduce the number of cold emails I get while allowing me to direct them to a cause I support. Automatic email + people filtering system!

Ashwath Narayanan
Environmental Defense Fund
Supported Nonprofit
Ashwath

Gated gives me PEACE of MIND. Ahhhh email zen is fantastic!

Jonny Imerman
The Pink Fund
Supported Nonprofit
Jonny

"Onboarding a new job for the first time at VP level felt a bit daunting, but Gated made it pleasant and easy to focus.

Daniel Wilde
VP, Revenue Ops and Enablement @
Flipdish
Women for Afghan Women
Supported Nonprofit
Daniel

Gated gives me a really cool way to be open to unsolicited email without being overwhelmed by spam.

Gray Sommerville
Co-Founder @
LaunchPath.io
The United Way
Supported Nonprofit
Gray

Gated helps me focus on what's important and makes email much more manageable.

Mark Bailey
Cofounder & CEO @
B5 Capital
Doctors Without Borders
Supported Nonprofit
Mark

I didn't truly realize how much stress my inbox was causing until I got Gated.

Zack Fediay
Founder @
AltGrowth
The Nature Conservancy
Supported Nonprofit
Zack

Before Gated my email was like the amp in Spinal Tap – cranked up to 11. Gated turned down the volume so I can focus and stay on top of what is truly important.

Jess McCarter
World Central Kitchen
Supported Nonprofit
Jess

The only sales pitches in my inbox now are from people willing to put in the effort and make it worth my time.

Jack Danger Canty
VP of Engineering @
Pathstream
DonorsChoose
Supported Nonprofit
Jack

Gated might be the next big thing in how people communicate with each other via email.

Mykyta Samusiev
Co-Founder @
Ratio Fellows
Every Kid Sports
Supported Nonprofit
Mykyta

I have the ability to filter out emails from external addresses in a simple manner.

Oscar Burns
Growth Manager @
Dolead
Planned Parenthood
Supported Nonprofit
Oscar

Gated has become a firewall for my mental health.

Travis Boudreaux
Wounded Warrior Project
Supported Nonprofit
Travis

Gated is helping make email more human for me again!

Johnathan Warren
Sr. Director of Revenue Operations @
Spiff
Wounded Warrior Project
Supported Nonprofit
Johnathan

I don't know where this has been all my life, but it's really made a difference.

Nick Bonfiglio
CEO @
Syncari
SPCA
Supported Nonprofit
Nick

I'm now genuinely a happier person every time I open my email.

Faris Sheikh
Growth Marketing Manager @
Dandy
American Cancer Society
Supported Nonprofit
Faris

Gated blocks 10-20 emails a day for me, helping me see through the noise and giving me back a few hours a month.

Avishay Cohen
Feed the Children
Supported Nonprofit
Avishay

Gated is a great way to manage an insane inbox - without losing control of the hidden gems.

Viveka Von Rosen
Cofounder @
Vengreso
Donors Choose
Supported Nonprofit
Viveka

With Gated, I now have full control over the senders allowed into my inbox - and support a charity I'm passionate about!

Kelly Javanmardi
Director of Demand Gen @
Berbix
The Nature Conservancy
Supported Nonprofit
Kelly

It keeps all the clutter out of my inbox and I love that if people really want my attention, they can contribute to something great!

Adam Burns
RevOps Manager @
Timely
Wikimedia Foundation
Supported Nonprofit
Adam

I like intentionally looking at all cold emails in one place, at one time, to understand which of them bring value.

Kara Cedrone
Director of GTM Operations @
Maxwell
Doctors without Borders
Supported Nonprofit
Kara

Now when I open my email, it's streamlined so I can get to InboxZero faster.

Jacki Leahy
Head of RevOps @
Winning by Design
Donors Choose
Supported Nonprofit
Jacki

Gated has immediately reduced the amount of noise in my inbox, helping me reach the mythical 'Inbox Zero' consistently.

Kyle Lacy
Director of People Operations @
Go Nimbly
Feed the Children
Supported Nonprofit
Kyle

Gated really changed my email habits instantly. It was seamless to set up, and delivered impact right away.

Steve Hopkins
Chief Customer Success Officer @
Compusoft Group
Save the Children
Supported Nonprofit
Steve

Superhuman gives me speed and Gated gives me focus.

Evan Pope
Head of Customer Success @
Gated
Operation Underground Railroad
Supported Nonprofit
Evan

I'm able to focus on what matters the most, all the while helping a cause I care about.

Romain Lapeyre
Cofounder & CEO @
Gorgias
The Nature Conservancy
Supported Nonprofit
Romain

Instead of seeing hundreds of new emails on the daily I'm only having to parse through dozens. It's wonderful.

Ben Fuller
Director, Business Application @
OnSolve
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Supported Nonprofit
Ben

Using Gated helps me eliminate unexpected sales outreach and raise money for charity at the same time.

Allison Loehman
VP Demand Generation @
Refine Labs
American Cancer Society
Supported Nonprofit
Allison

It's helped me use my inbox as a tool to stay focused and productive, which I haven't been able to do in years.

Alex MIller
Director of Revenue Operations @
Mux
Wounded Warrior Project
Supported Nonprofit
Alex

Gated has reduced the clutter, eliminated the noise, and given me control of my inbox back.

Adam Jay
VP of Sales @
Falkon.ai
Make a Wish
Supported Nonprofit
Adam

Making a donation in exchange for the attention of a decision maker is a no-brainer.

Gaetano DiNardi
VP Growth @
Aura
Save the Children
Supported Nonprofit
Gaetano

Gated been a game-changer for my productivity in a world where everything takes place via email.

Eloi Lesegretain
Growth Lead & Senior Sales @
Culture Amp
Save the Children
Supported Nonprofit
Eloi

My inbox was cut in more than half. I'm getting back to the people that are important faster. FIRE.

Jen Igartua
Doctors Without Borders
Supported Nonprofit
Jen

Gated has helped me reclaim my inbox.

Zach Kunkel
Product Marketing Manager @
Bandwidth
Operation Blessing
Supported Nonprofit
Zach

Not having to delete 100 unsolicited emails every day has saved me time and removed a huge psychological burden.

Davis Bell
CEO @
Canopy
Doctors Without Borders
Supported Nonprofit
Davis

It's extremely helpful to cut our the noise from the never-ending stream of sales outreach.

Nick Robin
VP, Global Revenue Ops @
Branch
The Nature Conservancy
Supported Nonprofit
Nick

My inbox never felt so clean!

Harsha Shinde
Regional Directo @
Squareshift
Wikimedia Foundation
Supported Nonprofit
Harsha

After only 2 days it has changed my email habits and given me a break from the constant deluge of marketing emails.

Eric Farnham
Cofounder @
SalesOnDemand.io
The American Cancer Society
Supported Nonprofit
Eric

Before Gated, I was thinking of just deleting my email. Now, I can breathe. I have power over my inbox again.

Colin Schwager
Asst. Marketing Manager @
Friendly's
American Red Cross
Supported Nonprofit
Colin

I happily check my inbox now instead of avoiding it - I know each email that lands in there will be worth my time!

Breezy Beaumont
Head of Growth @
Correlated
Feed the Children
Supported Nonprofit
Breezy

I am only getting the emails from people and groups that I really care about.

Gala Mowat
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
Supported Nonprofit
Gala

I didn't realize how much time I was wasting every day deleting and archiving cold emails.

Taylor Smith
The Sierra Club
Supported Nonprofit
Taylor

Gated gave me back the ability to review emails when I want to.

Justine Dvorchak-Rodriguez
The Nature Conservancy
Supported Nonprofit
Justine

Gated helps me separate signal from noise and actually gives me time to engage with reps in a meaningful way.

Matt Chisam
Director of Sales Ops @
Domino Data Lab
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Supported Nonprofit
Matt

My role is to lead, and I cannot lead with so much 'noise' in my inbox.

Jeanne Hopkins
Chief Revenue Officer @
OneScreen.ai
Save the Waves
Supported Nonprofit
Jeanne

I can finally focus on what has the most impact during my work day.

Axel Sukianto
Marketing Director @
UpGuard
Doctors Without Borders
Supported Nonprofit
Axel

Gated dramatically reduces noise in email so engineers can focus on what matters.

Alex Solomon
CTO & Founder @
PagerDuty
Supported Nonprofit
Alex

I used to get tons of marketing emails and sales pitches in my inbox everyday. Gated FINALLY solved this problem for me!

Amanda Zhu
Co-founder @
Perfect Recall
Feed the Children
Supported Nonprofit
Amanda

My inbox had become a free-for-all, but it really needs to be a more sacred place.

Gaby Israel Grinberg
March of Dimes
Supported Nonprofit
Gaby

Gated has been instrumental in reducing the noise of my messy inbox - and having folks donate to a charity of my choice is the cherry on top.

Scott Porter
SalesOps @
SafelyYou
Alzheimer's Association
Supported Nonprofit
Scott

I invested in Gated because I love how they're giving overwhelmed engineers back the power to control who can reach them. Gated is restoring the balance in communication.

Ayan Barua
VP of Engineering @
G2
Supported Nonprofit
Ayan

Gated ensures I have time to get things I want done and helps ensure people who send us their business plans get the quickest response possible.

Charles Hudson
Managing Partner @
Precursor Ventures
The San Francisco - Marin Food Bank
Supported Nonprofit
Charles

One word. Focus. Gated is the noise-cancelling headphones of email.

Rob Wilson
Senior Engineering Manager @
Calendly
The American Red Cross
Supported Nonprofit
Rob

Before Gated, my inbox felt like a game of whack-a-mole. Now, the (far fewer) messages in my inbox actually matter and nothing gets lost in the shuffle.

Jenn Steele
Women for Afghan Women
Supported Nonprofit
Jenn

See how Gated works in your inbox.

The best part? It’s free.

Gated is supported by sender donations. When you use Gated, you’re helping make email better  - for everyone.

Finding a Great Email Management Tool

Email is an amazingly helpful tool for communication, allowing us to reach anyone around the globe in an immediate way that allows us to express ideas, attach things to look at, and convey real meaning beyond just emojis. But over the years, we have seen more and more emails sent.  

Did you know that more than 270 billion emails are sent around the world every day? In terms of communication mediums, it's still a massive, global pathway for human communication at scale. And a recent study from Gated (in partnershi with Centiment) shows that the average professional receives about 355 emails during the work week alone.  

That’s a lot to sort through, let alone have time to read.  We’re overwhelmed by the amount of email out there and it’s starting to feel that way.  The same Gated study found that 67% of people agree with the statement “I feel overwhelmed by my email inbox.”  

We want to communicate with email but we’re no longer able to see through our cluttered inboxes. And so many of us are on the search for a tool to manage email that helps us do that - manage email.  Ideally, without having to pay more or work harder.   We need a tool that can manage email and deal with the fact that there is too much unwanted email coming in, not just sort through the mess after it arrives in our inbox.  And would it be too much to ask for a free email management tool, while we’re at it?

Let’s look at Email Management Software Today

You can look at many sites that review different email software offerings.  Many of these sites purport to showcase the best email management software, or the best email sorting software.  You’ll read about tools like Superhuman, Shortwave, Hey, Mailbird and others.  However all of these are essentially software to sort email, to go through the mess of inbound email after it has arrived in your inbox.  And indeed, some are useful as personal email management software, while others are designed to be email management software for business.  

Here are three things you might want to consider when choosing the software you are considering:  Is your email management tool free/does it cost money?   What are the reviews from real people who use it?  Does it make life easier, or does it make you have to do the work to get through the mess in your inbox?
In Gated’s recent research, we looked at the various tools that U.S. professionals say they use to deal with their messy inboxes. Here’s what we found:

  • 48% use folders and labels
  • 46% use filters
  • 36% use an alternate or backup email address
  • 36% use scheduled-send functionality
  • 32% use an email tool (like Sanebox or Shortwave)
  • 31% use an out-of-office reply
  • 28% use a different email platform (like Superhuman or hey.com)
  • 27% worked with an executive assistant
  • 26% blocked time during their day to work on email

Your Email Management Virtual Assistant

As you can see from the data above, some people are lucky enough to have an executive assistant or a virtual assistant help go through their inbound email.  In many ways, the email management software we have seen in the market up to today has been created to act as an virtual email assistant or email assistant software.  

Gated is a technology that acts very differently from normal email filters; instead of letting the mess in and then sorting it faster, Gated challenges unknown senders to donate to reach your inbox so that the emails you see are only the relevant ones.  But this function has proved very useful to people who work with executive assistants. Not only do the inbox owners enjoy seeing less email overall, but the executive assistants are able to devote their time to more important endeavors than simply cleaning out an email inbox.

Just read about Charles Hudson, a managing partner at a very busy investment firm.  Charles and his EA and his Chief of Staff Christine all work together and use Gated to make sure Charles’ busy inbox is clean - even after receiving nearly 3-400 emails overnight!  Although there are many email management services and companies out there, Gated is a tool that can work alongside any in-person or virtual assistant to make your inbox quieter - and free up time for you and your EA to work on the work that really matters.

Looking for Free Tools For Email Management In Gmail


And so when people are looking for email management software for gmail, we would strongly recommend considering Gated, which works in any Google-based email account today (and we’re expanding to more platforms soon).  You may use filters or labels or the Google multi-inbox strategy as a free email solution. But Gated provides a way that keeps you from having to see all of those cluttered, distracting messages in the first place (help center article).   Gmail is already a pretty powerful email tool, but even after the spam is removed and the inboxes are sorted, you’re still looking at an average of 42 emails per day on average for personal email and 71 per work day for work email accounts.   If you're looking for the best free email management software, you should consider Gated as a way to block irrelevant emails before you even have to deal with them.  

Best Email Management Tools

To wrap up, we wanted to share some of the higher rated top email management tools.  Al of these  It’s recommended to see what people have to say about each of these on G2, as a trustworthy source for the best email management tools.  Every email management solution will be unique to your needs and your preferences.  Here are a few that people enjoy:
Superhuman:  $30/month for a super-slick and UX-focused way to move through your emails faster, with shortcuts. hey
Hey: A "wildly-opinionated" (from the Verge) email client from the makers of Basecamp. Designed to get less email and go through it faster.
Gated:  Not a standalone email client; fits in with any existing Gmail or Google Workspace account. Can also work in combination with Superhuman.   This just might be the best email management app because it reduces the need for others to sort through the mess.
Shortwave: Called 'Google Inbox's spiritual successor", a new envisioning of your Gmail.

The Best Overall Email Management Tool

Our vote is, unsurprisingly, for Gated as the best overall for three main reasons:  

1. It’s highly-rated on G2 and people all over the internet are raving about it.  

2. It’s FREE because senders pay to reach you.  

And 3. It’s a new model that encourages better human-human communication instead of just archiving/filtering away the bad messages without changing sender behaviors.  

That’s right, Gated is the first solution that people who use email AND people who send email are loving.  You can look at G2 to see reviews from people raving about Gated as the best free email management app - and understand why they say so.  

Perhaps the best part?  It also helps support charity, as senders donate to get their emails through.  If you’re looking for a highly rated email solution that people are raving about as the best tool for managing email: It’s time to give Gated a try.