Software Tip: Gmail – How to Archive Your Old Messages

Posted on 25. Nov, 2011 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter, Windows Resources/Tips

For those that have a Gmail account, chances are you have a lot of old messages. Did you know that you can archive those messages and can easily retrieve them by clicking All Mail located in the left side menu bar?

  1. Log in to your Gmail account
  2. Alongside the Search the Web button you will see Create a filter
  3. In the ‘Has the words’ field, type before:2010/12/31, or any date in this format. The command will then archive all existing messages that you received prior to that date
  4. Click Next Step
  5. Check the box Skip the Inbox (Archive It)
  6. Check the box for “Also apply filter to ## conversations below”
  7. Click Create Filter

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