Gmail: Filter Bulk, Facebook, Twitter Notifications and Forum Messages With SmartLabels

Very recently gmail team announced the cool new smartlabels feature which is rolled out for all the users. By enabling this new lab feature you can easily clean some clutter you are receiving in your inbox as it creates some smart labels which helps you classify and organize your email. Once you turn it on from theLabs tab in Settings, Smart Labels automatically categorizes incoming Bulk, Notification and Forum messages, and labels them as such. “Bulk” mail includes any kind of mass mailing (such as newsletters and promotional email) and gets filtered out of your inbox by default (where you can easily read it later), “Notifications” are messages sent to you directly (like account statements and receipts), and email from group mailing lists gets labeled as “Forums.” as you can see in the image below.


If you already use filters and labels to organize your mail, you may find that you can replace your existing filters with Smart Labels. If you’re picky like me and still want to hold on to your current organization system, Smart Labels play nice with other labels and filters too. On the Filters tab under Settings, you’ll find that these filters can be edited just like any others. From there, you can also edit your existing filters to avoid having them Smart Labeled or change whether mail in a Smart Label skips your inbox (which you can also do by just clicking on the label, then selecting or unselecting the checkbox in the top right corner).

In order to enable this feature, follow the procedure given below.

1. Log in to your gmail account and then go to account settings by clicking the link on the top right corner of the page as shown in the image below.

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2. Now click labs link under gmail account settings as shown in the image below.

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3. Now, scroll down the page and search for the labs feature named SmartLabels – Enable it and click the save changes button at the bottom of the page to make the feature to come into effect immediately.

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