Simplified 365: The Office - Day 25: Email Filters

Simplified 365: The Office - Day 25: Email Filters

Let’s head back to the digital world today.  Earlier in the month, we used to stop the influx of junk email.  What about the emails you’d like to keep?  You can find them again in one of two ways, by purely searching for them or by setting up filters. If searching doesn’t bother you, don’t bother with filters. I personally like using filters to keep all of my online order emails together in one area, my list subscriptions in another and things related to our rental house in a 3rd.  This can be especially useful for emails regarding taxes or a child’s school.  

I personally use Gmail, so these are the steps I follow to create a filter from an existing message:

  1. Open Gmail.

  2. Check the checkbox next to the email you want.

  3. Click More.

  4. Click Filter messages like these.

  5. Enter your filter criteria.

This allows me to tell Gmail that I would like it to filter all messages from B of A, skip the inbox and label them with a label named Finance.  You can customize all of this to your needs.  

If you don’t use Gmail, just Google “creating email filters with XYZ provider”. 


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