Are you also frustrated with a gmail inbox cluttered with emails? And you do need to go through a pile of emails to find the right ones?
I have tried to solve that problem by having more than one gmail address, but in the process I have missed a few important emails. Until I have discovered gmail’s affordances. One of these is to prioritise your inbox.
- Click on the gear (far right)
- Cllck on settings (instellings)
- Click on inbox (Inkassie)
- Click on Inbox type and change to priority first
- Click on save settings
- and enjoy!
Your inbox will first show important messages, and all other messages will be shown after a section break. You can also add more sections of important messages if you have created folders, and your life is sorted. Quick and easily.
Google uses machine learning to learn which messages are important, and which are not. It acts on signals to learn what you regard as important, so, this is how you can help Google to know what to be prioritised:
- respond on important emails
- use keywords in subject area and emails
- Click on the important marker (star) next to messages
- If Google makes a mistake, click on the yellow importance marker next to the name of the sender to mark it as not important
It made my life much easier, so I can start to use only one account. Or, maybe not. I will keep two. One to be shared with people I trust, and one to all other who might turn out to be sellers of private emails. That is the only explanation I have for receiving thousands or trash I do not even read, but wastes a lot of time when I have to delete them to get to the important stuff.