Clean up your Gmail inbox
“Is your inbox collapsing under the weight of spam and other unwanted messages? Follow this guide to declutter and streamline your email”
Gmail users enjoy a generous inbox quota of over 15GB. While space isn’t a concern, it’s tricky to sift through a mounting pile of messages.
Google has tried to address this problem by automatically marking certain messages as ‘important’ and sorting your mail into five broad categories: Primary, Social, Promotions, Social, Updates and Forums. There’s also an advanced junk mail filter.
These measures may not be enough for a Gmail account that’s truly bulging at the seams. In this guide, you’ll learn how to sort messages using smart labels, as well as how to mass delete and filter unwanted content. We’ll also show you how to mark all emails as read and archive older content.
Plus you’ll learn advanced search techniques, such as mail received before a certain date.
NATE’s best tip! You can colour code message labels however you like; click the arrow next to the label name and take your pick.