PC Doctor June 10, 2019

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Dear PC Doctor:

My employer requires that I keep all my emails. My inbox is getting unwieldy, and I cannot find the emails that I truly still need to work with or follow up on. Is there a way to “keep” the emails I am finished with but not have them be visible in my inbox? I am using gmail.

Thank you,


Dear Sam:

Gmail has a feature called “archive.” First, select the messages you don’t want to see in your inbox but need to keep. To select them, click the checkbox to the left of the message in your inbox list. When you check the box, a horizontal menu of icons will appear at the top of your screen. Click the picture that looks like a box with a downward facing arrow. Gmail will move these messages out of your inbox, but they will still be part of your email. When you need to refer to these messages again, you can navigate to the left-hand side of your screen and scroll down until you see “More.” Click the arrow that points down next to “More.” Then choose “All Mail.” All of your archived messages will be there.

I hope this helps!
Until next time,
Happy Computing!

PC Doctor

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