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6/24/19
How do I get rid of the important box 1 Recommended Answer 23 Replies 29 Upvotes
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I have tried all that is on the internet, I have gone into gmail and ticked remove important but nothing happened it’s a bloody nuisance. I know what is IMPORTANT to me, I Don’t need my iPad to decide for me
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6/25/19
But it tKes all my incoming mail which means it comes in my inbox, comes in all mail and comes in important, it’s ridiculous to have mail in so many places.
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6/25/19
This will help explain it...
 
Gmail doesn't have folders.  All your messages are saved in All Mail.  Everything else (Inbox, Starred, Drafts, user-labels, etc) are just "views" into a subset of the messages in All Mail.  And since there's only one copy of any message, if you delete it from any label, you're deleting the only copy, so it's gone from all of them.  If you delete a label you remove that "view", but the messages are still in All Mail.

When you Archive a message, the only thing that does is remove the Inbox label from the message.  The original message is still in All Mail along with all your other messages, and you can apply labels to them to make them easier to find later.  Remember that Archive is an action, not a location.

See Settings->Labels for creating new labels and setting which ones are visible/hidden.

Labels actually provide a superset of functionality compared to traditional folders.  You can do everything you can with folders, and a number of things that folder do not support.  The main difference is that there are not multiple copies of messages when multiple labels are applied so deleting a message from one label deletes the only copy so it's deleted from all labels.

Sent Mail is a little different.  It could be thought of as a pre-defined filter that shows you all your sent mail rather than a simple label.  You can not archive from Sent Mail (it's not the Inbox), and if you are not careful, deleting a conversation from Sent Mail will delete it from everywhere.

In summary:  folders are something you put messages in, therefore a message can only be in one folder at a time. Labels are something you put on messages, therefore a message can have any number of labels.
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7/6/19
Why is All Mail so damned hard to search? If you don't know the title or don't know the sender. A message is very hard to find. I like personal boxes for things I want to keep under labels that I can identify.
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I want all my mail to be in the inbox as it causing me to miss emails and it's so uncomfortable to look everytime in a few folders. 
 
Again.  The importance markers do NOT cause messages to skip the Inbox.  If messages are being auto-archived (so you ONLY find them in other labels like All Mail or Important) it's due to something you have setup, or some outside access you have permitted.
 
I wish I could cancel this feature totally and see all my mail in the inbox.
 
You can.  Find what you have setup to auto-archive messages and turn it off.  Importance markers are NOT the cause.
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