Gmail seems to have taken your life completely. You wake up in the morning, sit down in front of your computer, and the first things you do is to check your dozens of emails. Two or three hours had passed, and you’re still stuck in reading all those emails. And your work is put on the side. Until you’re almost reaching deadline!
This has to stop before you lose your job! Thank goodness, login has this powerful tool called “Filters”. With it, you can sort your emails from the most important to the less ones. Keep reading to find out how to make use of it.
1. Look for the gear icon in the top right side of your screen, then click on “Settings”.

2. At the top of the page, you’ll see different links. Click on the “Filters’ link, which is the 5th one from the left.
3. The next page will show you existing filters. At the bottom, you will be invited to “Create a New Filter”.
4. The following pop-up window will appear:

Let’s take a look at some of the options.

Auto Archiving

When you archive emails, you are deleting them from your Inbox, but storing them into your Gmail account. So you can still search for them when you need to read them. This is particularly helpful if you don’t want too many emails crowding your Inbox, but don’t want to delete emails at the same time.

Emails Marked as Read

This option is best when you have emails you want to not necessarily delete but want to read later, like automated emails from merchants. Set a whole domain name in the filters (e.g. or just one specific address (e.g.

Sending to Folders/Labels

The labels are specifically designed for avoiding clutters in your Inbox. You can create labels, and in the “Create Filter” section, you can tick the box that says “Apply the label”. Choose the label you want to send emails from specific senders by clicking the dropdown menu.

Filters for Your Existing Emails

Now, if you have emails already in your Inbox before you discovered or learned how to use the Filters tool, you can automatically apply all the filter options on them by checking the box that says “Apply this filter to # of messages already in your inbox.”

That’s it! Now, you’ve got a better-looking Inbox and an undisturbed work time.