How to Create Filters and Labels in Gmail

How to Create Filters and Labels in Gmail

Last week, I responded to an email from a reader who wanted to make sure that emails from specific senders always ended up in a priority folder on her Gmail account. My suggestion was to create a filter for the sender’s email address and then put a label on the email. I’ve been doing this for years to make sure I do not miss messages from a few people and to automatically sort messages from having specific keywords.

In this short video, I demonstrate how to create filters and labels in Gmail.

Applications for education

As I mentioned in the video above, I create filters in my Gmail (Google Workspace mail) to send all my students’ emails about homework and other assignments in one folder labeled “homework”. When I then review my inbox, I can answer all homework questions at the same time.


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