Manage your Twitter Followers Effectively thru Gmail Inbox

Twitter users are growing day by day and people use this tool for social media networking and search engine optimization (SEO). Many people raised this question that how to manage twitter followers without devoting so much time. There are so many tools available to manage your twitter followers, but if you don’t have time to use those tools then use you Gmail mailbox to manage them effectively.


Condition: You should have Gmail ID and that should be the ID for communication on Twitter. 

Say your Gmail ID is :


Steps to manage your Twitter Followers using Gmail Inbox


Step 1: Login to your Gmail account and check a mail from Twitter

Step 2: Twitter send you a mail whenever someone follows you there, so open any of that mail which you got recently.

Step 3: Note down the email ID from which the mail came to you. In case of above example ID, the sender’s mail would be 

Step 4: Create a filter to get the twitter mail labeled as well as delivered in a separate folder (other than the Inbox). To create a filter, click on the “Create filter” button at the top of you mailbox (as shown below).


Step 5: A new window will appear. There you need to fill the “From” column with the email ID from Step 3. Click on the “Next Step” button after that.


Step 6: Now filter the mails from the email ID mentioned in the “From” column in such a way that it should skip the Inbox of Gmail account, get labeled with some name and then it should move into a separate folder named by you (for me its twitter). The next screen will ask you for these things as shown below,

filter 3  Step 7: Click on the “Create Filter” button. You are done. Now you have a clean Inbox in Gmail and you can manage your twitter followers by replying them with a welcome message or sending them a link of your blog. This way you can use twitter more effectively.

You can choose the option as “Not to skip the Inbox” but get labeled with some name and color. This way you can directly look at the labeled mails and respond to them.

Go ahead and find the people near you who are using Twitter and manage them effectively in a very simple and faster way.

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.


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  3. Sparx

    April 4, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Since Twitter’s India SMS shortcode doesn’t work with my service provider – Loop Mobile Mumbai (inspite of my having checked with both my service provider and the Twitter FAQ which say that it does), what I do is have GMail forward the Direct Message notification to my cell phone. This thankfully works because Loop Mobile subscribers have an Email-to-SMS feature wherein sending email to will send the email as an SMS to that particular cell number.

    This way at least I know when I get a DM immediately even when I’m AFK.

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    April 15, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Hey, cool tips. I’ll buy a bottle of beer to that person from that chat who told me to go to your site :)

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    July 18, 2010 at 5:16 am

    thank you this helps alot

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