Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Emails Gettin You Down?

This is a specific type of setting for the web-based gmail account that divides your emails into different sections based on a variety of things (ex: importance, whether or not it has been read, or stared for importance).

  • Log in to your web-based gmail account. 
  • Click on the "wheel" icon.
  • Click on "Settings".

  • In your settings bar, click on "Inbox".

To set to this inbox for the best functions, I think it is most helpful to set up email with these settings.
  • Inbox type: Priority Settings
  • Inbox sections: 
    1. Important and unread
    2. Starred
    3. Unread
    4. Everything else
  • Inbox unread count: Unread Items in the first section
  • Importance Markers: Show markers
  • Filtered Mail: Your choice

This is how it looks with the settings. As you can see, I have "important and unread" emails showing in the first section. In the second section, I have emails that I have "starred" as reminders to follow up with the emails. Once I follow up with the email, I click on the star to remove it from that section and it goes down to the last section of "everything else". The third section is "unread" emails. These are put into this section if the email has not been marked as important. Lastly, once I have read an email, it is put into the last section of "Everything else".

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