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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 10 days ago

    Organizing your gmail messages

    I've noticed many of our users use gmail as the mailing service. I've also had the impression not everyone is familiar with message filtering tool available on there.

    So here's a quick guide how to organize/filter messages so they don't flood your mailbox.

    1. Select an email message that you want to filer (or alike), let's say it's from Paypal (screen 1). Click on the 3-dotted options and click "Filter messages like this".

    2. You will see a popup with some options (screen 2). You have several options to filter the messages by, but in most cases the "From" parameter is all you need. Hit "Create filter" button.

    3. On the next popup you will see another set of options (screen 3). Select what you want to do accordingly.

    4. I usually select the options you can see on screen 4. Remember to add a new label if you want to do the similar filtering. Then remember to hit "Create filter" again.

    5. All message from given source will now reside under its own category menu (screen 5).

    Hope this helps. Happy to answer questions if something is not clear.
    • BTW, very similar tools are available on Outlook and Thunderbird, just named differently.

    • Thanks! I'd never noticed the filter-creation option, so I tend either to send unwanted messages to ..

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    • @To... - I make extensive use of Gmail filters, especially to label incoming messages. Can't see how..

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    • @Pe... I'll check tomorrow, I'm on my phone now.

    • Bit advanced for me. Last time I tried to alter something in my bt account I ended up not being able..

    • @Vi... - that sounds like one for BT (or maybe one of the SL tech groups). That would be possible if..

    • @Pe... there is a hamburger menu at the top-right of your thunderbird, then `Tools` and then `Messa..

    • @Vi... sounds like your SMTP (outgoing server) settings are not correct. Try to look up settings lik..

    • Thanks @Pe... and @Th.... Think I may have found one app I can send from, settings seem OK. Bt sit..

    • Thank you, @To.... Spotted it now. Obviously didn't look hard enough!

    • @To... Thanks, @To... – I've used Thunderbird for years, in fact ever since the very similar Eudora ..

    • @Di... - 'Hamburger'? visual similarity...(bun, burger, bun!)


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