How to set up filters in Gmail?


If you literally live in Gmail then your inbox must have been overloaded by now. Even if you keep your inbox organised and archive your gmail messages regularly, it is quite possible that searching for certain mails e.g. mails from a particular sender or mails before certain date can be a nightmare. This is where Gmail filters step in.

How to set up filters in Gmail?

Searching for mails can be made so much easy by seting up filters in Gmails. Filters are nothing but certain criteria by which Gmail can shortlist emails that match those criteria hence making the search process much easier.

Here is a step by step process of how to setup filters in Gmail.

Set up filters in Gmail -

Step 1 :

Login to your Gmail account.

Step 2 :

Go to the search box at the top. Click on the down arrow.

Set up Filters in Gmail
Step 3 :

In the form that appears click on the search drop down. Enter the criteria for which you want to create the filter.

Set up Filters in Gmail

 

Step 4 :

Enter other options in the form that suits your requirements.

Set up Filters in Gmail
Step 5 :

Go to the bottom of the search window.

Step 6 :

Click on “Create filter with this search”.

Set up Filters in Gmail
Step 7 :

Click "OK" in the confirmation box that appears.

Set up Filters in Gmail
Step 7 :

Choose the criteria you want your filter to serve.

Set up Filters in Gmail
Step 8 :

Click "Create Filter".

Set up Filters in Gmail

Conclusion : 

This was how one can set up filters in Gmail. We can also create filters in Gmail using a particular message. Learning how to filter messages on different criteria can boost the way you use Gmail. It would be a good idea to practice how to set up filters for different criteria. This will make you very comfortable in using Filters in Gmail.