A clean and well-organized Gmail Inbox is everyone's dream. It gives you a feeling of being on top of things and free. However, many users struggle to keep their Gmail inbox clean and often struggle with organizing important and relevant emails. While there are several solutions, we shall focus on the five best tips to keep your Gmail Inbox clean.
Before you begin, you should remember that keeping your Inbox clean is a never-ending and on-going struggle. However, you can apply the tips we suggest to ease off some part of that chore.
Here are the best tips for keeping your Gmail Inbox clean on your desktop and mobile devices.
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1. Use Mail Categories
While adding labels to your existing emails is helpful, you can also control the emails you receive before they come in. How? By categorizing email.
To create categories, use the steps below.
Step 1: In your Gmail account, go to the Settings icon and click See all settings.
Step 2: On the Inbox tab, tick all of the categories you want to show on your page. Remember, though, that your inbox type must be set to default.
It's worth noting that while you can choose which categories are visible, you can't create new ones.
2. Create Email Labels
By default majority of emails land into the Inbox and most of them are marked important. Even when you use email categories, many emails eventually land up in your Primary Inbox.
In Gmail, you can take help of labels to automatically organize the incoming emails. Here are the steps you can follow.
Step 1: Open Gmail in a browser an sign in to your Gmail account.
Step 2: Click on the 'Create new label' button on the sidebar.
Step 3: Enter the name you want to give it and select if you want a particular label to appear under another one.
Step 4: Repeat this process for all labels you create.
When you've created different labels, it's a good idea to start applying labels to relevant emails. Then, you can decide which are essential and the ones you can discard.
If you don't want to deal with all of your emails in one place, automatically forwarding them will back them up to a different account. That way, you don't have to worry about archiving or deleting those emails.