Have you ever wondered how filter the allpsi email threads?  There’s a couple things you can do inside the GMail web app:

1) muting

2) filtering

Muting an email will send it and any replies directly to your archive.  This is handy for one-off emails that are important for others, but not important for you.  It’s not deleted — you’ll still have the email, it just won’t appear in your inbox.

Filtering emails is a bit more complex, but once filters are set up you don’t have to do anything.  You can filter emails by setting up certain criteria, like a sender or specific keywords.  Then you specify what you want to happen with those emails.  For example, I don’t have access to journals, so I could filter out emails with the keywords of “paper request” and have them skip my inbox.  Any future incoming emails will be checked for the filter criteria and then GMail will perform the actions that were specified (like marking the email as read and archiving it).

So here’s the quick version of how to mute and set up filters:

Under the search bar in GMail, there are three vertical dots.  If you click that, you’ll see a bunch of options including “Mute” and “Filter messages like these”.  For muting an email, click mute.  To filter emails like the one that is **currently open**, click “Filter messages like these”.

For more information, below are a few articles directly from Google. Muting: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6576

Creating filters: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6579