There are several ways to configure Gmail’s inbox, and what you choose will depend on which mail type you wish to prioritise.
You can choose from Default, Important first, Unread first, Starred first and Priority Inbox views. Each of these will put the specified mail at the top of your inbox.
Priority Inbox is a hybrid, sorting your inbox into five customisable sections from the top down. Important and unread emails will be first, and Starred items listed second.
However, you can rearrange and remove each of the five sections to suit your own particular preference.
Change your Inbox type in Gmail
To access and choose from Gmail’s inbox types, click on the gear icon in the top-right of the window. Select Settings, then the Inbox tab, and look for the Inbox type option at the top of the page.
Choose an inbox type from the dropdown menu, and then click Save Changes at the bottom.
Few email errors are more embarrassing than sending a message to the wrong person. It happens, and when it does, we all wish we were able to stop the message in its tracks.
With Gmail, you can do just this by enabling the Undo Send option. The name is perhaps a bit misleading, because the main thing it does is delay your message sending, giving you time to catch mistakes.
To enable Undo Send, click the gear icon in the top-right of Gmail. Select Settings and scroll down to the Undo Send option.
Tick the checkbox to enable it, and then choose your preferred delay time from 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds.
Scroll down and click Save Changes.
Now, any email sent will be delayed, giving you time to undo sending it.
The Your message has been sent notification will contain an Undo action. Click Undo on the notification (within the delay) and your message will reopen for you to correct.