Use filters with importance markers

Use filters in Gmail to always or never mark a certain type of message as important. For example, if you want to make sure all messages from a certain sender are marked important, create a filter for messages from that sender, and select Always mark as important.

By default, messages that you automatically archive with filters will not appear in your inbox, even if Gmail marks them as important. In other words, if you rely on filters to automatically archive certain messages, your filtering system will still work.

However, you can show important messages that your filters would otherwise archive. To allow Gmail to put important archived messages back in your inbox, follow these steps:

  1. Click the gear in the top right.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select the Inbox tab.
  4. In the "Filtered mail" section, choose Override filters.
  5. Click Save when you’re done.