Enable Priority Inbox in Gmail to Avoid Losing Important Mails

Google has released a new feature named “Priority Inbox” for Gmail. By using this new feature, you can organise your current and future emails in such a way that you will never miss or lose any important communication. As we know, Gmail’s spam filtering is one of the best in industry but apart from Spam, we also get lot many unwanted or unrelated emails in our inbox. Because of those emails, sometimes we lose an important communication as well. To avoid this loss, we currently use filter option but Priority Inbox is the next step of email filtering. It really makes life much easier by providing more organized and prioritized list of emails.

If your Gmail account has got the new feature, then here is the way to enable and start using “Priority Email” on Gmail.

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How To use Priority Inbox in Gmail

1. See whether your Gmail dashboard is showing a “New Priority Inbox” on top-right side of window. If yes, then click on that

2. That will open a new pop up, where you need to click on “Start using Priority Inbox”

3. A new window will open where you can tell Gmail Priority Inbox about the importance of some latest emails in your inbox. Use + and – symbol to add and remove from important email list

4. Once the setup is done, you can see “Priority Inbox” in the left panel above the normal Inbox link.

5. On Priority Inbox tab, you can see three section as “Important Emails”, Starred and Normal Emails. You can move emails from normal to Important by clicking on the + symbol near to that email. Or you can remove emails from Important emails section by clicking on – symbol.

Here are some screenshots to show you Priority Inbox on my Gmail account. This will help you understand this new feature in a better way.

Screenshots to show Priority Inbox of Gmail

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Gmail team has also released a video showing information and demo of Priority Inbox feature,

Video – Gmail Priority Inbox

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Important: Gmail Priority Inbox feature is only available on Gmail Dashboard. If you are using Gmail account on Microsoft Outlook or other email client, you will not get that option over there.

Did you try Priority Inbox in Gmail? What is your reaction after using the same?

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.
  • Yamini

    I don’t see the link on dashboard. What do I do?

  • Gmail is becoming great day by day. Weldon Google 🙂

  • It doesnt work for me 🙁

  • Rubbish.

    Unless you plan to ignore the emails in the “Everything Else” category then putting some messages in a box doesn’t save a single second of time, and it certainly doesn’t reduce email overload.

    In fact, it will probably lead to MORE lost emails as messages languishing in the low priority folder are left until “later” – which never comes – and makes you miss important deadlines as email piles up and ignored deadlines are missed.

    I think that the new tool is cool, creative and impressive, but it’s only a cute convenience — kinda like playing with your food before eating it — you still have to eat all of it, but somehow it helps a little…. (Check my site for more indepth analysis.)

  • Wait for few days, your account may take more time to get this new feature… Google has started rolling out

  • Did you get this new feature notification on top-right corner of Gmail Dashboard?

  • rakib

    i absolutely agree….

  • I kinda agree with Francis,

    I enabled the new priority inbox a couple of days ago and even though we may find the idea of having the important emails sorted out and placed in a nice tidy group by themselves, the actual “making it work” isn’t as easy as enabling a new feature.

    Even I can’t decide if an email is “important” or “I’ll get to it later” without reading them and making a decision. So how could gmail do it.

    It’s a bit like the junk-email filters. Nice idea that works quite well but as long as even one single important email can get lost in the dark pits of junk mail I still have to check all the junk mail before deleting it.

    I’d love to have stuff like this working 100% but we will most likely never see that.


  • The issue that I’m most sceptical about is the way the mails ae sorted out, priority mails are pushed to the front and center when you send or contact someone a lot but what if the priority mail that you were actually waiting for is just that “important one”, its going to be mixed “everything else”