Top Tips To Manage Your Inbox


by Dan O’Halloran for Techlicious

Top Tips To Manage Your Inbox

You stare at your inbox, overwhelmed by all the unread emails, spam mails that went through the filter, and old email threads that could bury recent, important conversations. Tackling inbox clutter may seem like an insurmountable task, but it doesn’t have to be. With a bit of time on your hands and these tips and tricks at your disposal, you too can achieve and maintain inboxes with nary an unread email in sight.

Get alerts when important emails arrive

Don’t let those urgent emails from your boss get lost in the chasm of email clutter. Create filters so important emails that come in are highlighted from the get-go. You can even get alerted on your smartphone when you receive an email that needs your immediate attention.


Gmail allows you to set up filters so important emails that come in are auto-labeled and auto-starred. This way, one glance at your inbox will allow you to zero in on the important messages that need your attention first.

Go to Settings > Filters
Create a New Filter
Type in an email address or other parameters such as words an email has or doesn’t have
Click on Create filter with this search
Choose to either Star it, Apply a label to it, or Always mark it as important.
Click on the option to apply the filter to previous emails
Click on Create filter.

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One thought on “Top Tips To Manage Your Inbox

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