Bredy Network Management Corporation Blogs

2 minutes reading time (426 words)

Tip of the Week: Managing Gmail with Labels and Filters

Tip of the Week: Managing Gmail with Labels and Filters

Gmail is a great way to take advantage of business email, but do you know all of the ins and outs of how to use some of its finer details? Today’s tip is dedicated to going over some of the more useful features of Gmail, like filters and labels--both of which will be helpful in controlling your inbox.

Labels and Filters
Gmail helps you keep your messages organized through the use of labels and filters. Basically, you can assign rules that will apply to any messages that you receive. By effectively using filters, you can make browsing your inbox more efficient, as well as consolidate similar messages with little effort.

For example, a filter could be used to assign a label to any message that holds “quarterly report” in the subject line. These labels would then be applied to any incoming messages that have that specific criteria.

Creating a Filter
To create a filter in Gmail, just follow these steps:

  • Click the down arrow in the search bar. You can then select specific details that you want to include in your search criteria.
  • Select the criteria that you want your filter to look for. Once you’ve done so, click on Create filter with this search.
  • You’ll then be provided with several options, one of which will automatically mark your conversation as important. Be sure to select the option to Apply the label.
  • Next, select the drop-down menu that’s labeled Choose label. You can then create a new label or one that has already been made.
  • Once the filter has been configured, select the Create Filter button.

Creating a Label
You can also apply labels to your messages, but in order to do so, you first need to make the label. You’ll be able to both apply labels as you receive messages, or apply them to existing messages. We’ll walk you through the process:

  • In Gmail, click on the More option on the left side of the screen.
  • Next, select Create new label.
  • Provide a name for your label and create it.

Now all you have to do is apply the label to your messages.

  • First, open up the message you want to apply the label to.
  • At the top of your screen, select the Label button. You can add a label to any group of messages provided you have selected them all before you click the label button.
  • You must then select each label you want to add. You can also create a new label at this point if you need to.

To learn more about how to take full control of your Gmail inbox, be sure to keep a lookout for similar articles from BNMC’s blog.

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, 26 May 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Subscribe to Our Blog!

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Technology Cloud Email Malware Privacy Hackers Business Computing Software Internet Hosted Solutions Ransomware Google Business Network Security Computer Microsoft Mobile Devices Android IT Services Smartphone Windows Backup Data Management Managed IT Services Small Business Internet of Things Browser Innovation Cloud Computing Tech Term App Business Continuity Hardware Windows 10 Data User Tips Artificial Intelligence Server Remote Monitoring Saving Money Data Recovery IT Support Encryption Business Management Smartphones Gmail Productivity Tip of the week Managed Service Provider Outsourced IT Phishing IT Support Data Backup Productivity Vulnerability Efficiency Cybersecurity Office 365 Infrastructure Passwords Big Data Windows 10 Managed IT Services Data storage Settings Chrome Word Facebook Money Antivirus Robot Social Media Communication Google Drive Risk Management Bandwidth IT Management Upgrade Government Office Tips Disaster Recovery Alert Telephone Systems Firewall Two-factor Authentication Maintenance Network Monitors Vendor Management Save Money Scam Outlook Workplace Tips Spam Computing Automation WiFi End of Support LiFi HIPAA YouTube Employer-Employee Relationship Virtual Reality Hosted Solution VPN Administration Mobile Security Mobile Device Content Filtering Applications Mouse Paperless Office Website Data Security Server Management Miscellaneous Business Technology SaaS Virtual Private Network Analytics Apple Holiday communications Unified Threat Management Microsoft Office BYOD Storage Data loss The Internet of Things Downloads Retail Business Growth Regulations Mail Merge Blockchain Language Printing Value VoIP Unified Threat Management Display Mirgation Legal desktop VoIP Shortcut Distributed Denial of Service Politics Password IoT Digital Payment Unified Communications Augmented Reality Drones K-12 Schools Disaster Downtime Bluetooth Comparison Windows 8 Cookies Digital Cybercrime Firefox Superfish Customer Service Collaboration Marketing Office Samsung Hacker Social Networking Address Permissions Computing Infrastructure Professional Services Avoiding Downtime User Error Deep Learning Chatbots Patch Management Managed IT Service Tech Support Star Wars Gadgets Wearable Technology Network upgrade Uninterrupted Power Supply Specifications Nanotechnology Document Management Spyware Customer Relationship Management Chromebook File Sharing Heating/Cooling Multi-Factor Security Social Engineering Alt Codes Motherboard Computer Care IBM Alerts USB Users Halloween Time Management Printer Bring Your Own Device Identity Operating System Solid State Drive Break Fix Websites Fraud Cost Management Wireless Budget Search Black Friday Social Screen Reader Identity Theft Networking Licensing Information Technology Dongle Servers Google Calendar Safety Typing Humor Training Corporate Profile Emergency Scary Stories Network Management Access Control Remote Computing Best Practice Hard Disk Drive Dark Web Current Events Assessment Automobile Network Congestion Dell Cyber Monday Smart Tech Running Cable Apps Cooperation Service Level Agreement Cabling Buisness Legislation Cryptocurrency Router WannaCry Sports Touchscreen SharePoint Writing Compliance Google Docs Virtual Desktop Microsoft Excel Wi-Fi IT solutions Hotspot Going Green Internet Exlporer Google Maps Quick Tips Techology Computers IT Technicians Managed IT Smart Technology Education Hacks Connectivity Laptop Staff Google Wallet Leominster Statistics Tablet Bitcoin Modem How To Lenovo Dark Data IT Consultant Computer Repair Relocation Recycling Cameras Mobile Data Meetings How To Work/Life Balance Tracking Recovery Cleaning Health Private Cloud Black Market eWaste CCTV Mobile Device Management Webcam Law Enforcement Notifications Electronic Medical Records Twitter Physical Security Mobile Computing Error Emoji Smart Office Point of Sale Ben McDonald shares Upgrades Gadget Travel Crowdsourcing BDR G Suite Personal Information Botnet Cortana Work 3D Printing Supercomputer CrashOverride Motion Sickness Staffing Processors Taxes Machine Learning Administrator Virtualization Optimization Web Server what was your? Unsupported Software IT Budget GPS Update

Sign up for our Newsletter!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      What Our Clients Say

      • BNMC has provided us with nothing less than outstanding service and results for all of our IT needs for the past few years. Every member of their staff is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and eager to solve any problem...
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3