Keeping your email inbox under control can be an enormous task and a huge distraction. Sadly, we still have to use email, and oddly enough it’s even my preferred communications method. So why not be smart about it by using the powerful filter features in Gmail. You’ll save time and possibly even your sanity.
Ready? Let’s jump into creating filters in Gmail.
First, login to your Gmail account at www.gmail.com.
In the search box at the top of the screen, click the small down arrow.
Check as many action boxes as you would like the filter to do. I like to have a filter that automatically labels all donation notifications, one that highlights emails from important staff and the board of directors, and one that moves order confirmations directly into the archives. If you would like the filter to apply retroactively to emails check the “Also apply filter to matching conversations” box.
And you’re done! You can set up as many filters as you would like. So feel free to filter away and start automating your inbox to save time and energy.
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