If you’re like me the Inbox is a big, black scary monster that keeps rearing its ugly head even when it’s not Halloween! This Virtual Assistant has found a way to cut down on the clutter and keep my inbox manageable. I’ll share a few quick tips for you to do the same.
It’s about what you filter in and out of your Inbox. If you’re always signing up for someone’s newsletter or downloading a freebie, you might want to consider forming a file folder for emails such as this by creating a folder and filtering. Here’s how you do it.
Say you want to sign up for A Guide to Hiring a Virtual Assistant but you have to enter your email address first.
Go to your Gmail account. Go to Settings (in the top right corner click on the spoke wheel symbol)>Filters & Blocked Addresses and click on Create a New Filter.
If you are using a Gmail account enter into the ‘To’ Field: firstname.lastname@example.org. Just add the +news or +help (name it whatever filter you want.) If you like to collect newsletters on landscaping it could be +landscape. You could set up several filters to the different categories you are filing. Use the plus+ sign and filter name after your prefix. Click ‘Create Filter with this Search’.
You will want the email to skip your Inbox and go directly into the filtered file check the box: Skip the Inbox.
Check Apply the label: Newsletters
Categorize as: Promotions
Click on Create filter
Send yourself a test email with the filtered email address. Refresh your page. Then check that filtered folder. Taaa-daaah. Your email should be in the folder you designated.
If you’d like help with your inbox and other administrative office duties with Gmail but don’t want the hassle of providing an office with a desk (and putting up with those ‘bad hair days’) then give me a call and hire a virtual assistant! We can make something happen!
Organizing My Gmail with Filters | https://t.co/Sb7LVDLvi5
— Debbie Neese (@Grlfrend1) November 28, 2015