Last week I answered an email from a reader who wanted to make sure that email from specific senders always ended up in a priority folder in her Gmail account. My suggestion was to create a filter for the sender’s email address and then apply a label to the email. I’ve done this for years to make sure that I don’t miss messages from a few people and to make automatically sort out messages that have specific keywords.
In this short video I demonstrate how to create filters and labels in Gmail.
Applications for Education
As I mentioned in the video above, I create filters in my Gmail (Google Workspace mail) to send all of my students’ emails about homework and other assignments into one folder that is labeled “homework.” Then when I’m going through my inbox I can respond to all homework questions at the same time.