Gmail add Smart Labels to Labs to automatically sort your mail

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Those with a cluttered, spam-and-mailing-list filled Gmail inbox will get a helping hand today, as Google have added Smart Labels to their email service.

Head over to the Labs experimental feature tab in settings and you’ll be able to add the Smart Labels to your Gmail toolbar, automatically categorising your mail.

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According to the Gmail blog:

“Once you turn it on from the Labs tab in Settings, Smart Labels automatically categorizes incoming Bulk, Notification and Forum messages, and labels them as such. “Bulk” mail includes any kind of mass mailing (such as newsletters and promotional email) and gets filtered out of your inbox by default (where you can easily read it later), “Notifications” are messages sent to you directly (like account statements and receipts), and email from group mailing lists gets labeled as “Forums.””

While even more automation may put some people off (the Prioity Inbox feature still has some kinks that need ironing out) it’ll be handy for those personal accounts cluttered full of Facebook notifications and the like.

Gerald Lynch

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