If you are feeling frustrated from having to sift through dozens of emails on your tiny phone screen every day, help is at hand – Gmail priority mail is going mobile.
Using the same technology which makes its spam filter so efficient, Google will sort important email into a ‘priority inbox’. This will include correspondence with people you always respond to right away, and email sent specifically to you as the sole recipient will receive preferential placement. Certain key words will also push an email into the priority slot.
To use this tool, you need to first set up your priority inbox using a computer . It is not yet possible to mark messages as important or unimportant from the mobile version, so you will need to check in with a computer to fine-tune the function.
Until now, the priority email function was only available on desktop computers or Android handsets. Now the feature is available for most mobile browsers that support HTML5, according to the Google blog, such as devices running Android 1.5+ and iOS 3+.