How to create a Email Filter in Gmail

In Gmail, you can set up the automatic forwarding of emails to another inbox, but some people won’t want all the emails to be forwarded. With this being said, you can set up an email filter within Gmail that will help forward all your emails from certain people, certain content to another inbox. Let us show you how!

How to create a Email Filter in Gmail
How to create a Email Filter in Gmail

In Gmail, you can set up the automatic forwarding of emails to another inbox, but some people won’t want all the emails to be forwarded. With this being said, you can set up an email filter within Gmail that will help forward all your emails from certain people, certain content to another inbox. Let us show you how!

1. Open Gmail and sign in. 

Google Login Screen Gmail

2. Once in Gmail, head over to your Gmail settings which is in the top right corner of your webpage. Once found, click into ‘Settings’.

Settings Gmail Settings

3. Once in ‘Settings’, you will see a few tabs across the top, head over to ‘Filters and blocked addresses’. 

Filters and blocked addresses Gmail Settings

4. Once in ‘Filters and blocked addresses’, you should see an option to ‘create a filter’. Click into that option to get started with your filter. 

Settings to create a new filter in Gmail

5. Before we start getting ready to customize our filter, let’s go through the different ‘filter’ options. 

Filter Options

From - The ‘From’ section within the Gmail filter is one that can categorize who the email is coming from. Whether it is someone important or spam emails, you can setup this filter to forward any emails from a specific email account to another. 

To - The ‘To’ section within the Gmail filter is one that can categorize who the email is being sent to. In some cases, you may have different email accounts setup, or you can target other emails within this, to then forward CC’d emails.

Subject - The ‘Subject’ section within the Gmail filter is one that can categorize the subject line. This can be quite good for example if you had an annoying email titled ‘FREE MONEY’, you can set this up as the subject and forward all your emails to another email address that you can set up for spam.

Includes the words - The ‘Includes the words’ section within the Gmail filter is one that will filter any emails with specific words in it. For example, emails that contain ‘TechQuack’ can be entered here and filtered out to another email address. Please note: This does accept things like ‘A’ to then filter out all emails with ‘A’ in them, so please be careful! 

Size - The ‘Size’ option within the filter is for the overall email size.  Usually, you wouldn’t ever need to touch this but this categorizes the size of the email, and can be toggled to be greater than, less than and the capacity type. 

6. Once you’ve decided your filter type, and entered any settings you would like, go ahead and press ‘Create filter’.

Create a filter settings in Gmail Settings

7. This will then take you to another page, which will now ask you what you would like to do ‘When a message arrives that matches this search’. Here you can select any of the several options, including forwarding. 

Message Arrival Settings in Gmail Settings for Email filter

8. Once selected, you can click ‘Create filter’ and your filter will be in place.

Final Addition of Filter in Gmail Filter Settings

 

To remove a filter, you can head over to the same place as before under ‘Filters and blocked addresses’ and 'Delete' the filter. 


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