Manage your emails with multiple inboxes

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Important: You can only set up multiple inboxes with a computer.

How to create multiple inboxes

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. At the top right, click Settings .
  3. Next to "Inbox type," select Multiple inboxes.
  4. To change multiple inbox settings, click Customize.
  5. Enter the search criteria you want to add for each section.
    • To search for starred emails, use: is:starred
    • When you search a person’s email address, the results in that section will also show emails from their alias. To limit the search to only the original email, the search should be enclosed in double quotes. Example: "".
    • When you search “from:email", the results will also return Drive sharing notification emails from when that person shared a file with you.
  6. Under "Section name," enter a name for the section.
  7. Next to "Maximum page size," enter the number of emails you want to view in the section.
  8. Next to "Multiple Inbox position," choose where you want to place the sections.
  9. At the bottom, click Save Changes.
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