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Gmail Rolls Out Awesome Priority Inbox Setting

Spam isn't the only thing that clogs up your inbox. Because only a fraction of the emails we get are high priority, they're sometimes lost in the barrage of regular emails that we get. Google is trying to fix that with a new feature that sorts your important, high priority emails that need addressing straight away from the not so important correspondence that you can probably take a few days to get back to.

Dubbed the Priority Inbox, the beta feature acts sort of like a turbo spam filter, learning your Gmail habits by looking at what emails you read and who you frequently respond to. It then splits your inbox into three sections, showing the most important in the first, top section. Underneath that are your starred emails, and under that is an 'everything else' inbox with all your regular emails. You can also add more boxes to this (such as 'unread and important') and tweak a number of other Priority Inbox settings.

Obviously it doesn't get everything right, but it's reportedly pretty accurate. If it does mislabel something, all you have to do is mark it unimportant/important yourself (by clicking the little yellow label seen above) and all mail going forward will be affected by your interferance. The more you use it, the more accurate it will become.

You should see Priority Inbox hit your Gmail in the next week or so as Google is rolling it out to all users. Let us know what you think!

  • processthis
    Looks potentially useful.
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  • vir_cotto
    Awesome!
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  • Ch33ky
    Sometimes I receive so
    much email at work that I am not
    able to keep with the "mark as
    read" fast enough
    this is why I love the

    ability to setup rules so that
    no email goes unsorted or
    decided upon.

    with my emails sorted
    into folders I can easily look
    through the folders I want
    to look at and read my spam
    years later ... haha
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  • Sounds like a great idea! I know there are always things I search for first. If they were always in a priority mailbox, that would save time.
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  • hamstamps
    Cool!

    This will be usefull for when people are waiting for a important email, but don't want to have to wait and sort out all of there emails...
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  • drutort
    i thought archive was made for all the stuff you might need or u think u need... but i guess this is another level so thats good, i was also personally using labels but that doesnt learn your emails obviously, so this is really nice feature
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  • proxy711
    I really didn't have any issues with floods of unimportant emails what would make finding the important ones a challenge, that's what report spam is for, but this certainly isn't a bad change.
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  • sseyler
    The penultimate sentence in the penultimate paragraph contains the word "interferance". The editing needs to improve. Even if there is some odd colloquial use of the spelling used here, it must have stemmed from people who couldn't spell "interference" correctly in the first place. Let's just stick with the spelling.
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  • sseyler
    sseylerThe penultimate sentence in the penultimate paragraph contains the word "interferance". The editing needs to improve. Even if there is some odd colloquial use of the spelling used here, it must have stemmed from people who couldn't spell "interference" correctly in the first place. Let's just stick with the spelling.
    Correction:

    * Let's just stick with the standard spelling.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    There's a reason people use Outlook or something like it. Maybe Gmail should take note and cut out the middleman.
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