You should only get emails that you want to get, and that’s one of the most important features of any email service provider. There are spam filters that help stop such messages, but they are not perfect.  You can just set-up an email account and never even use it and still get spam mail! Many times you may have used “Report Spam” button to report the email as spam, but still, some of these unwanted messages find their way into our Inbox.

That’s why we can create a filter in Gmail which can stop all non-personal emails from reaching the Inbox.

How to create such a filter in Gmail

Open Gmail, click on the “Gear” icon and then select “Settings”.

Go to “Filters” section. From here you can apply filters based on some certain criteria. In the “Has the words” field, type “If this email does not display properly”, and then click on “Create filter with this search”.
filter

Next, check mark “Skip the Inbox (Archive it)” and from the “Apply the label” section, you can create a new label for this type of message. For example, we have created a label as “Non-personal mail”. Finally, click on “Create filter”.
Gmail filter

To make this filter stronger, you can also add additional words such as:

  • “opt-out”
  • “unsubscribe”
  • “update profile”
  • “edit your preferences”
  • “email notifications”

Of course you can also unsubscribe to all those commercial emails, by opening them and clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link, which is usually present at the bottom of the message.

Go ahead, create this filter and stay away from such unwanted messages.