I would like to create a random email reminder in Gmail or Inbox by Gmail to for instance:

  • create a reminder for myself to tag a Flickr image
  • read one of my Pocket articles
  • to perform other regular tasks that I want to do sometimes
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    It's unclear what "random" means here, but whatever it is, you will need to write an Apps Script that periodically sends an email to you with the kind of content you want.
    – user79865
    May 11, 2016 at 15:36
  • By random I mean a random future point in the time.
    – orschiro
    May 12, 2016 at 13:24
  • "Randomness is the lack of pattern or predictability in events." (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randomness) I am not sure why you would want your email inbox to behave without a pattern and unpredictably.
    – bers
    Feb 28, 2018 at 15:08
  • Also, why does your "tag a Flickr image" reminder need "a random future point in time"? Why does it not need "a future point in time" anyway? Save the reminder, don't snooze it, and you are done. Unless you believe any random point in the future is better suited to "tag a Flickr image" than now - I doubt that. Chances are about 2/3 that you are sleeping or working when that random time point is reached.
    – bers
    Feb 28, 2018 at 15:10

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Inbox by Gmail allows you to create a "reminder" (pin) and snooze it to "someday".

  • And when will someday come back?
    – orschiro
    Mar 10, 2017 at 8:30
  • Looks like it actually doesn't come back to the inbox, it just stays in snoozed (didn't realize this). What I do is snooze things out a month or whenever I think I may have a chance to look at it, instead of random. I use "someday" when it's something I don't need to do for a while.
    – JBallin
    Mar 10, 2017 at 17:07

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