Filters are one of the coolest features that many email service providers offer. But sadly not many use it. Some, because they are not aware that there exists such a facility and others do not because they don’t know how to.
I will tell you how I use my filters and I will give you tips on how and where you can use filters.
Filtering options can be found by clicking on the settings icon and clicking on settings.
After entering the settings menu click on Filters.
Find Create a new filter and click on it. You will see the following menu drop from the top.
Now here you can specify the parameters by which gmail will filter your mail.
You can experiment how well your specification of the parameters work by clicking on the search icon. You can filter mails from a specific person by specifying the persons email address in the From text box. If you want to filter out mails that were sent to a particular person (Maybe even you). You can specify that in the To text box. The Subject textbox can be used to filter mails with a particular subject and so on…
You can click on Create filter with this search to create the filter if you are satisfied with it. Then you will be provided with another page where you can set what actions to perform when the filter parameters are satisfied.
In the next blog I will show you an example of one my filters that is quintessential to me.