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”

Windows 7 Help & Advice - - CONTENTS - Your guide Nate Drake says…

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.

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