Filters in Google Mail act as gatekeepers, directing the flow of your inbox traffic into specific places or applying certain labels so that you can always have a tidy inbox without having to manually add labels to common or recurring messages. You can manage your incoming mail using Google Mail's filters to send email to a label, or archive, delete, star, or automatically forward your mail.

Filters work in a two part process: First you tell Google Mail what search criteria you'd like to give the filter, then you tell it what to do with all the email that fit that criteria. 

Creating a Filter Based on a Particular Message

  1. Go to and log in.
  2. Check the checkbox next to the email you want.
  3. Click More.
  4. Click Filter messages like these.
  5. Enter your filter criteria - in other words, tell it what you'd like to make happen.


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