The mail filters are a feature that, like Gmail labels, allow you to organize the flow of messages in your inbox much more precisely.
Take your inbox organization and automation to the next level with Gmail message filters.
Thanks to mail filters, you can block messages from particular senders or reject emails with large media files. Better yet, by enabling this feature you can avoid spam messages and make your Gmail more secure. Here’s how to set them up.
Configure Gmail filters from your computer
– Open Gmail from the browser of your choice and enter your inbox.
– Click the gear icon in the top right corner of the page and select “View all settings”.
– Go to the menu at the top and locate the “Filters and blocked addresses” tab.
– You will now see an option to add new filters, edit existing ones and even export settings.
– You can now click on “Create a new filter”, or select “Import filters”, with which you can transfer the settings you have on other platforms such as Outlook.
– The next thing to do is to fill in the form fields. There you can choose to block messages from a particular address, disallow emails with a keyword, automatically sort messages by folders, among other options.
– In addition to the above, you will also have the possibility of filtering messages containing graphics or very heavy attachments, which will allow you to save storage space in the cloud.
– Once you have made the relevant settings, you can press the “Create filter” button.
– Finally, check the boxes of the action you want to be applied to the type of messages with which you set the filter. For example, you can choose to mark the message as “Read” or “Unread”, delete it, identify it as important, and so on.
Done, now the settings you have made will be applied to existing messages and those you receive in the future. In addition, if you want to modify your preferences, you can follow this same step by step and choose the option to edit the filters. Finally, you also have the possibility to export your filter settings to other compatible email services.