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Five wonderful things you can do with your Gmail

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Gmail offers a variety of tools aimed at managing your inbox clutter ranging from creating labels to categorise your email and using filters to automatically sort incoming mail.

If you have not already, you should enable two-factor authentication on your Gmail account.

According to Android Central, two-factor authentication works by combining a password with your phone to effectively double your account’s security.

1. How to change sync settings in Gmail

Gmail automatically syncs emails for up to 30 days on your phone, but if that is not sufficient, you can manually increase the sync duration from the settings.

 

2. Open Gmail from the home screen.

Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner.

Navigate to the bottom of the pane to find Settings.

Select the Gmail account for which you want to change sync settings.

In the account settings, navigate to Days of mail to sync.

Enter the desired number of days in the textbox.

 

3. How to use action confirmations in Gmail

Gmail on the desktop has an Undo send feature that comes in handy when you spot a mistake in your email the second after you hit the Send button. With the setting enabled, you will see a dialog box pop up every time you send, archive, or delete a message asking you to confirm the action.

Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner.

Navigate to Settings.

Select General settings.

Navigate to the bottom of the page to see Action Confirmations.

Select the checkboxes next to each corresponding action.

4. How to use Auto-advance in Gmail

Gmail’s Auto-advance is a great time-saver if you have a lot of unread emails. The feature lets you automatically move to the next unread email in your inbox after you have archived or deleted a particular thread.

Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner.

Navigate to Settings.

Select General settings.

Tap on Auto-advance.

Select between Newer, Older, or Conversation list.

 

5. How to use the vacation responder in Gmail

Don’t want to look at your inbox while vacationing? Set up vacation responder, and Gmail will automatically fire off a reply to all incoming emails, notifying senders that you won’t be available until the set duration. You also have the option of limiting the responder auto-message to those in your contacts list.

Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner.

Navigate to Settings.

Select the Gmail account for which you want to enable an auto response

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