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Split your emails using Gmail priority inbox

When you choose the "priority inbox" setting, your emails are automatically split into three sections: important and unread, starred, and everything else.  

Turn on priority inbox

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. To configure your inbox, go to the top right, then click Settings Settings and then Settings.
  3. Click the Inbox tab.
  4. In the "Inbox type" section, select Priority Inbox.
  5. Choose other inbox settings, like which sections you want, and if you want to see importance markers or not.
  6. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.

Learn how emails get marked as important

Learn about importance markers in Gmail, including how importance markers get automatically added.

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