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