How to: Use Gmail Filters to Save Time (and Sanity)

October 11, 2011

We’ll be spending the next week and a half leading up to the Facebook Training webinar sharing tips and tricks that will save you time and money

I don’t know about you, but I get a LOT of email. No, seriously. A LOT – about 500+ a day. The problem is that while I do want to keep track of 80% of that, I also want to make sure I notice the most pressing emails first.

How do you segment your email with Google Mail? It’s easy with Filters and Priority Inbox.

This is how my email looks right now (sans some blurriness):

email filters in gmail

I’ve had to incorporate a ton of additional parts to this for a handful of reasons – I have probably seven email accounts attached to it, and the topics really run the gamut. For my organization, here’s the breakdown:

– Priority Inbox
–  SmartFilters
– Custom Filters
– Archiving

How do I do it? 

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