Set up multiple inboxes

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Gmail

Multiple inboxes are helpful for people who have multiple email accounts and want to consolidate them. They’re also good for people who want to prioritize certain daily tasks or individuals.

For example, you can:

  • Create inboxes for tasks that need to be done today, tomorrow, and next week.
  • Create inboxes for email from certain people, such as your manager or an important customer.
  • Manage email from different accounts. You can create up to 5 different inboxes.

In this section, you learn how to:

4.1 Turn on multiple inboxes
4.2 Create and customize inboxes
4.3 Add labels before sending email

4.1 Turn on multiple inboxes

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  1. Click Settings Settingsand thenSettings.
  2. At the top, click Advanced.
  3. Next to Multiple Inboxes, click Enable.

Click Advanced to enable multiple inboxes

4.2 Create and customize inboxes

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Create custom inboxes and specify where additional inboxes appear:

  1. Click Settings Settingsand thenSettings.
  2. At the top, click Multiple inboxes.
  3. Under Search query, define your inbox with a filter. For example:
    1. To create an inbox from an existing label, enter label:name of label.
    2. To create an inbox based on a sender, enter from:person’s email address. Add multiple senders by typing from:person’s address OR another address.
    3. To create an inbox for email sent to 1 of your other accounts, enter to:you@youremail.com.

      Note: Before you can create inboxes to show mail for different accounts, you need to set up Gmail to send mail from a different address or alias.
      View Gmail search operators.
  4. Under Panel title, enter a name for each inbox.
  5. Next to Extra panels positioning, select where you want the additional inboxes to appear (on the right side, above, or below the primary inbox).
  6. Click Save Changes.

Set up multiple inboxes

4.3 Add labels before sending email

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If you create inboxes based on labels, add the correct label when you compose an email. That way, your email and the reply automatically go to the correct inbox.

For example, if you need to reply to something today:

  1. Click Compose.
  2. At the bottom, click More Moreand thenLabel.
  3. Under Label as, type Today.
  4. Check the box next to Today.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Once you're ready to send your email, click Send.

 

Your mail and any replies automatically go in your Today inbox.Label emails to send

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