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How To Organize Your Cluttered Gmail Inbox

How To Organize Your Cluttered Gmail Inbox.

You'll need to begin by extracting the email address of every service you'd like filtered and pasting them into an empty TextEdit document. To do this, open up any message from the addresses in question, select "Show Details" in the upper right-hand corner, and copy down the email address of the offender (for example: groupon.com). For added organization, you can group each of the emails by categories.
2. Assign a LabelBefore creating Filters, you'll need to make Labels. Go to Settings in the upper right-hand corner of your Gmail page, select Labels, and enter in a name to create a new label for your Gmail filters. 3. Create a FilterNext up, you'll want to create Filters so that they send certain messages to the Labels you've assigned. In the same Settings menu, select Filters and click on "Create a new filter." You'll be guided through a set up that will require you to input certain search criteria to maintain the filters. In the "From" box, paste the email address of the offender and click "Test Search" to verify that you have the correct email address; a list of existing e-mails will show up below if it's correct. Click "Next Step" once you've validated this. 
4. Assign ActionsThe next screen in the set up process will ask you to select the action that you'd like Gmail to take on the messages that you want filtered. To avoid an inbox filled with unread messages, select both "Skip the Inbox" and "Mark as read" , and then "Apply the label" to select the appropriate folder. Before you hit "Create Filter", select "Also apply filter to XX conversations below" right next to it to move the messages you "tested" earlier into the appropriate Label folder. This will take them out of your Inbox, at least, making it easier for you to clean it out.