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Gmail™ in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself, Second Edition by Michael Miller

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Lesson 10. Organizing Your Gmail Messages

In this lesson, you learn how to organize your Gmail inbox with tabs, stars, and labels.

Organizing by Tab

As with most email services, Gmail stores all incoming messages in a common inbox. Unlike other services, however, Gmail doesn’t use folders to organize messages. Instead, Gmail offers several other ways to organize your incoming email messages. (And you can always search for messages, which we’ll discuss in Lesson 11, “Searching in Gmail.”)

The first way that Gmail attempts to organize your messages is by analyzing the content of each message, and then placing messages on individual tabs based on content. Figure 10.1 shows Gmail’s three default tabs. You can then click a tab to view messages of ...

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