Color Your Life with Filters and Labels…

This year one of my goals is to take control of the thousands of emails in my inbox.  I’m not the most organized person in the world but thanks to Google this is no longer a problem. I love how filters automate where my email is filed. It also allows me to bypass the inbox and file the messages into colored labels. Labels are similar to folders. This makes it easier for me to keep track of all my email. I can understand how this is going to be a big timesaver! It is a great relief to open the inbox and quickly find important email without having to scroll through tons of email! Just love features like this where I can find what I’m looking for within the count of 1-2-3!!!

How to Create Filters

  • Open an email in your Gmail Inbox
  • Click the More Down Arrow
  • Select Filter Messages like this

Google gmail select filter messages

  • Fill in which filters you’d like to use
    • NOTE: There is even a filter to exclude conversations
  • Click Create Filter in the lower right corner

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  • Select how you would like to filter the email
    • My Favorites:
      • Skip the inbox  and Apply Labels ~this allows the user to file the email

Google Gmail Skip the inbox Apply Label.gif

  • Email will now be filtered to a label
    • Note the numbers next to my labels
      • These are email I still need to read

Add a Pop of Color to the Labels

  • Click the down Arrow to the left of the label
  • Select a Color

Google Gmail Add a Pop of Color Labels.gif

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!!!



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