What if your mail could predict what’s really important to you without you having to sort through everything one by one?
Google’s creative heads now has another innovation for many of us who are overwhelmed by too much email: Gmail Priority Inbox.
What is Gmail Priority Inbox?
You know how our inboxes are often flooded with messages daily? There’s mail our colleagues, from our subscriptions, from family and friends, and… SPAM. If you’re having trouble dealing with your mails daily, then this is the solution. It can be really time-consuming to figure out which mails need to be read and what needs a reply ASAP.
Wouldn’t it be great if you can easily identify top priority mails?
This is what Gmail’s Priority Inbox does. It’s a great new way to handle information overload in Gmail. It helps you focus on the messages that matter without requiring you to set up complex rules.
How it works
In the words of Google itself, “Priority Inbox splits your inbox into three sections: “Important and unread,” “Starred” and “Everything else”.
When you activate Gmail Priority Inbox, as your messages come in, Gmail automatically flags some of them as important. Amazingly, Gmail uses a variety of signals to predict:
- Which messages are important, including the people you email most (if you email Joe a lot, a message from Joe is probably important); and
- Which messages you open and reply to!
Your daily use of Gmail should “teach” it to categorize your messages for you! How cool is that?
Also, by clicking the plus or minus buttons at the top of the inbox to correctly mark a conversation as important or not important, you help Gmail learn your email reading and replying pattern! What’s more, you can:
- set up filters to always mark certain things important or unimportant; or
- rearrange and customize the three inbox sections!
The Gmail Priority Inbox is undoubtedly a great system, and easy way to quickly see what needs immediate responding and what can wait – great for your time management! Try it today and let me know what you think!
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To Your Success,