Using lablels

Labels do all the work folders do and give you an extra bonus: you can add more than one to a conversation. Once you've created a label, you can view all the messages with that label by searching, or by clicking the label name along the left side of any Gmail page.

You can easily create, edit, and delete existing labels. Here's how:

To create a label:

  1. Select the message(s) you'd like to label by checking the box(es) next to the sender's name.
  2. Select New label from the More Actions... drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the name of the new label in the text box, and click OK.

The selected messages will automatically be categorized under the new label. If you'd like to keep organized, you can remove a labeled conversation from your inbox by archiving it and view it later by clicking All Mail, or by clicking the label name along the left side of any Gmail page.

To edit a label name:

  1. Click Edit labels at the bottom of the Labels box.
  2. Click rename next to the label you want to edit.
  3. Enter the new label name, and click OK.

All the messages categorized under your old label name will now be categorized under your new label.

To delete a label:

  1. Click Edit labels at the bottom of the Labels box.
  2. Click remove label next to the label you want to delete.
  3. Confirm that you'd like to remove the label by clicking OK.

* Removing a label doesn't delete the messages previously categorized with that label.

 

Learn the basics of using labels to better organize your mail. View a brief demo (requires Macromedia® Flash).

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