What could such less than urgent messages be? Newsletters, notifications — and certain Google buzz posts, of course. Fortunately, filtering the latter — to label it or skip the Inbox, for instance — is easy to set up in Gmail.
Filter Google Buzz Messages in Gmail (Out of Your Inbox, For Example)
To set up a Gmail filter for all or particular Google Buzz posts:
- Follow the Settings link in Gmail.
- Go to the Filters tab.
- Click Create a new filter.
- Type "is:buzz" (not including the quotation marks) under Has the words:.
- Without additional search criteria, the rule will apply to all new Google Buzz posts.
- You can combine "is:buzz" with additional parameters, of course:
Enter a contact under From:, for example, to filter the sender's buzz messages. Follow "is:buzz" to apply the filter to messages with certain words: "is:buzz ham | eggs" filters posts that contain either "ham" or "eggs", or both.
- Click Next Step ››.
- Click OK.
- Specify the desired rule actions.
- Check Skip the Inbox, for example, to have matching Buzz matches not show up in your Gmail inbox.
- Check Apply the label: to have Gmail label matching messages.
- Click Create Filter.
Specify What Buzz Messages Show Up in Your Gmail Inbox
To control what Buzz messages make it to your Gmail inbox:
- Go to Settings in Gmail.
- Open the Buzz tab.
- Specify what kind of Buzz message you want to appear in your inbox under Send buzz posts to my inbox when:.
- Click Save Changes.