Label and sort messages with filters

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Manage incoming messages automatically with Gmail’s filters.


  • Automatically apply labels to categorize incoming messages, such as customer feedback or project-related messages.
  • Getting messages you don’t need right now, like forum posts or newsletters? Let Gmail automatically archive them so you can keep a clean inbox and read them later.
  • Flag VIP emails.
  • Archive notifications.

For tips on applying common filters, see Gmail filter ideas.

Automatically label and sort incoming messages" "

  1. In the search box at the top, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  2. Enter your search criteria.
  3. At the bottom of the search window, click Create filter.
  4. Select the Send template box and choose a template.
  5. Click Create filter.
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