Gmail Adds Multiple Inboxes And It Gives Me An Idea!

09Feb09

A few days ago Gmail released a new feature in “Labs” called multiple inboxes.  It’s a handy way to see not only a preview of your inbox when you log into your Gmail account, but to also see a preview of certain emails that you apply labels to.

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In order to use multiple inboxes, you need to go into the Labs section of your Gmail account and enable it.  Then you can change the settings to display a preview of mail that has specific labels attached to it.  So, I have a panel with my regular inbox, one with Google Alerts set for DemoGirl, and one with all emails that are labeled family.

After I set up my different panels I decided I wanted to also get a preview of mail from one of my other Gmail accounts.  This takes a little bit of tinkering around with filters, but it’s pretty easy to do.  I thought this may be useful to you, so I decided to make a screencast.

After I patted myself on the back and then thought loudly, “Damn I’m Smart! Go Molly!”  for figuring out how to do this little task, I stumbled upon an article written by Josh Lowensohn from WebwareIn his article he describes, step by step, almost exactly what I am showing you in my screencast.  I just thought I would disclose that piece of info, since Webware is probably a far more read blog than DemoGirl.  So, Josh, I guess great minds think alike!

To see Gmail multiple inboxes in action, watch the screencast below:



4 Responses to “Gmail Adds Multiple Inboxes And It Gives Me An Idea!”

  1. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Hey!..
    Thnks for the tip..Will sure check out this one 😉

  3. You’re awesome! This has to be one of the best tips ever. I know you gave credit to Josh, but you making the vids is much more helpful. You do really great things!

  4. Thanks for the news tips. Ferry usefull



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