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Get the most out of Gmail: Part Two

Use Labels and Filters to manage your Inbox

Here’s the second video in the multipart series, Get the most out of Gmail.

In this video I’ll show you how to create labels and then how to use these labels to filter and manage your inbox.

First I show you how to make three labels so that I can identify messages from Friends and Family, messages about software that I use, and messages about my YouTube account.

Next I make filters based on these labels so that Google can automatically apply these labels to new messages from those senders.

Finally, I show you how to set up a simple but effective method of organising your e-mail-related tasks using four colour-coded labels: File, Read, Respond To, and To Do.

It’s a slightly longer video than last time – just under 15 minutes – but there is more to cover.

If you enjoy the video or have any questions, please leave a comment below!

A quick apology for the audio quality this time: Towards the end of the edit I realised that I’d used the laptop rather than headset mic for the audio recording. It’s not bad but not as high quality as I’d like. I’ll re-record it at some point but for now I just wanted to make sure that I got the second video out today. If you have any difficulty with the audio, please let me know.

Credits: main image copyright iStock.com/Jenpol

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