How To Have Gmail Automatically Move To Folder


If your Gmail inbox is overflowing with a variety of emails, it can be challenging to keep track of important correspondences. Thankfully, Gmail offers a convenient way to organize your emails by automatically sorting them into folders. This blog post will explain how to set up rules in Gmail for automatically categorizing your emails into specific folders.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Open your Gmail Account

Log into your Gmail account. If you do not have one, create a new account.

Step 2: Use the Search Mail Function

At the top of your Gmail screen, you’ll find a search bar. Click on the small arrow at the right end of the bar to open the ‘Search Mail’ function.

Step 3: Define your Search Criteria

In the ‘Search Mail’ window, you can specify the criteria for the emails that you want to move automatically. You can search by sender, subject, has the words, doesn’t have, and other options. Once you’ve filled in your criteria, click on ‘Create filter’.

Step 4: Specify What to Do with Matching Emails

After clicking ‘Create filter’, you’ll be prompted to define what the system should do with the emails that match the criteria. Here you should check ‘Skip the Inbox (Archive it)’ and ‘Apply the label:’, followed by the selection of the folder you want them to go into.

Step 5: Create the Filter

Once you’ve selected the appropriate actions, click the ‘Create filter’ button. Gmail will now automatically sort new incoming emails based on the rules you’ve set up.


With these steps, you can easily organize your emails and ensure important messages don’t get lost in the clutter. Automatic sorting of emails into folders can save you time and keep your inbox tidy.