The steps in this article are going to show you how to change a setting for your Gmail account so that it stops showing emails in your inbox that should be filtered to other folders or labels.
- Click the gear icon then choose Settings.
- Select the Inbox tab.
- Scroll to the bottom of the menu and select the Don’t override filters option.
- Click the Save changes button.
When you receive a lot of emails in your Gmail inbox it can be difficult to manage the important messages.
Luckily there is a feature in Gmail that lets you set up filters which can automatically sort emails based on criteria that you specify.
Tip: Learn more about the email recall feature in Gmail.
But you may notice that sometimes emails which should be filtered are still appearing in your inbox. This is because there’s a feature in Gmail where Gmail will automatically keep some emails in your inbox if it thinks they are important.
Luckily you can prevent this from happening by changing a setting in your account.
How to Stop Gmail from Ignoring Your Email Filters
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Sign into your Gmail inbox at https://mail.google.com.
Step 2: Click the gear icon at the top-right of the window, then select the Settings option.
Step 3: Choose the Inbox tab at the top of the menu.
Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click the circle to the left of Don’t override filters.
Step 5: Click the Save changes button to confirm the changes.
Find out how to create folders in Gmail if you would like some new options in your inbox where you can organize your emails.
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