After you login to your Gmail account, you are redirected to the Gmail Inbox page. In your www.Gmail.com inbox, Unread messages are bolded in your message list. You can control how elements in your Gmail Inbox page are displayed with density settings. In your Gmail inbox page, names of message senders are listed on the left. Gmail displays snippets, which are lines of text next to each message that reveal a bit of the content of the most recent message. In Gmail, messages are grouped into ‘conversations’ so that all follow-ups and responses appear as a single line in your inbox. The time or date of the most recent message in a conversation is displayed on the far right of a conversation line. Dates appear when messages are older than 24 hours. You can use the check boxes next to the sender’s name, then perform actions on those selected conversations using the buttons at the top (“Archive”, “Report spam”, “Delete”, etc.).
Gmail Inbox Styles
- Classic – This is the default inbox style for www.Gmail.com. With this, messages are ordered chronologically.
- Important First – This style brings mail from the contacts you email most often and other important mail to the top of the page. Everything else is in its own section at the bottom of your inbox.
- Unread First – Unread mail stays at the top; everything else is at the bottom.
- Starred First – Starred mail stays at the top; everything else is at the bottom.
- Priority Inbox – Messages classified as important and unread are in the top section, then starred messages, then everything else. Each section can be customized further, so if you want more control over your inbox, Priority Inbox is for you.