Think of labels as a color coded filing system for your inbox, whether you need the file immediately or want to tuck it away for later use. You would never try to tackle a pile of paperwork without a filing system, so why not use the same process for managing your emails?
Get organized and give all of your incoming mail a safe (and orderly) place to get tucked away. In addition, you can choose to label incoming mail with a color coded tag, giving you a visual representation of all contents of your inbox.
Get labels and get sorted. Here we talk about getting set up and manually managing your filing system. Next, in the “Automate Your Inbox w/ Filters” tutorial, the fun really begins where we’ll be talking about how to automate all these labeling behaviors.