How To Filter Emails in Gmail | Avoiding Certain mails on Your Inbox

Filter Emails in Gmail

One of the stressful thing about having lots of unread mails on your inbox, is the time to differentiate between important mails and non important ones. As a result of having lots of unread mails one might mistakenly over look important mail thinking its not important due to untidy inbox. Also this can make one not to concentrate on a particular conversation.

This article will assist you on how you can redirect irrelevant mails or unwanted mails to a different folder meaning that one can actually stop certain incoming mail from hitting the inbox but rather moved to another folder in the mail box. With this, you will have a neat and clean inbox

Here is how to filter emails in Google mail

  • On the Gmail search tab on top of the Gmail box, Input the keyword or email address you would like to filter to a specific folder and click enter or the search icon by the side of the search tab.

  • Depending on the keyword or email you have searched for, categories or mails from the email address or containing such keyword will be listed. then click on the gray triangle pointing downwards.

Gmail filter

  • A box will drop down showing “From, To, Subject, has the words and Doesn’t have” as categories for you to specify on which part of the mail where the keyword or email address will appear on the mail or whether or not it contain the keyword or email address before it will detect it as a filtered mail.         
  • After you specify what you want, then click on “create filter with this search”                                    
  • It will navigate to another form where you will tick “Skip the Inbox (Archive it)” showing that it wont hit the inbox. If its not hitting the inbox then where will it arrive? that will take us to the “Apply the label” this is an option which you will tick in other to choose label or create  label. label: this is a folder you can create an giving a name of your choice which will appear where other labels like “Inbox, starred, Sent mail, Draft, More” are placed on the sidebar of the mail box.                             
  • When you’re done creating and selecting label then click on “Create filter”                                             
  • You’re good to go. whenever mails that matches the criteria of the filter arrives then you will receive it just on the specified label.

ALSO SEE : HOW TO CREATE FILTER ON YAHOO!

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