Using flters

Gmail's flters allow you to manage the fow of incoming messages. Using flters, you can
automatically label, archive, delete, star, or forward your mail, even keep it out of Spam.
To create a flter
1. pen Gmail.
2. !lick the down arrow in your search bo". # window that allows you to specify your search
criteria will appear.

$. %nter your search criteria. &f you want to check that your search worked correctly, click the
search button.
4. !lick Create flter with this search at the bottom of the search window. &f you need to verify
the search results, you can click the x to collapse the flter options. !licking the down arrow
again will bring the window back with the same search criteria you entered.
'. !hoose the action(s) you want the flter to take.
*o keep organi+ed, many people like to have incoming messages automatically labeled and
removed from their inbo" until they can look at them later at a more convenient time. &f you
want to do this, make sure to select Skip the Inbox (Archive it) and Apply the label: when
you create your flter.
6. !lick the Create flter button.
,lease note- .hen you create a flter to forward messages, only new messages will be a/ected.
#ny e"isting messages that the flter applies to will not be forwarded.
To use a particular message to create a flter
1. pen Gmail.
0. Select the message in your message list.
3. !lick the ore button, then !ilter messages like these.
1. %nter your flter criteria in the appropriate feld(s).
To e"it or "elete existing flters
1. pen Gmail.
2. !lick the gear in the top right.

3. Select Settings.
4. !lick the !ilters tab.
5. 2ind the flter you'd like to change and click e"it or "elete to remove the flter.
6. &f you're editing the flter, enter the updated criteria for the flter in the appropriate felds, and
click Continue.
7. Update any actions and click the #p"ate flter button.
3ou can create an unlimited number of flters, but only 04 flters can forward to other
addresses. 3ou can ma"imi+e your fltered forwarding by combining filters that send to the same
To export or import flters
&f you're a flter pro and have a great flter system that you want to use in another account or
share with a friend, you can e"port and import flters.
1. pen Gmail.
2. !lick the gear in the top right.

3. Select Settings.
4. !lick the !ilters tab.
*o e"port a flter, check the bo" ne"t to the flter, and click the $xport button at the bottom of
the page. *his will give you a ."ml fle, which you can edit in a te"t editor if you'd like.
*o import a flter, click the Import flters link at the bottom of the page. !hoose the fle with
the flter you'd like to import and click the %pen fle button. !lick the Create flters to fnish
importing the flter.