Set up your default inbox

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Gmail

With the default inbox in Gmail, you can choose which email you want to see first, such as messages you haven't read or ones marked important.
 

In this section, you learn how to:

1.1 See important, unread, or starred email first
1.2 Organize your email

1.1 See important, unread, or starred email first

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1 Choose which type of email you want to see at the top of your inbox:
  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Point to Inbox and click the Down arrow Down Arrow and choose an option:
    • Important first
    • Unread first
    • Starred first
2 You will see the Important, Unread, and Starred sections appear at the top of your inbox. You can see the rest of your email under Everything else.
3 Hide email in a section: Next to the section heading, click the Up arrow Up arrow. To show email again, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.

Sort email by type: important, unread, starred

1.2 Organize your email

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To organize email in your default inbox, you can:

  • Switch to labels from folders.
  • Create and apply labels.
  • Move email out of your inbox.
  • Star important email.
  • Delete or archive unwanted email.

To find out more, see Get started with Gmail.

Organize inbox

 

 

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