Manage incoming messages automatically with Gmail’s filters.


  • Automatically apply labels to categorize incoming messages, such as customer feedback or project-related messages.
  • Getting messages you don’t need right now, like forum posts or newsletters? Let Gmail automatically archive them so you can keep a clean Inbox and read them later.
  • Flag VIP emails
  • Archive notifications


Automatically label and sort incoming messages

  1. In the Gmail search box, click the Down arrow arrow_drop_down.
  2. Enter your search criteria, then click Create filter with this search.
  3. Check Apply the label and choose a label to automatically sort incoming messages fitting your search criteria.
  4. If you’d like messages fitting your search criteria to be automatically moved out of your Inbox, but want to be able to access them later, check Skip the Inbox (Archive it).
  5. Click Create filter.