How to Filter Email

While email is slowly being replaced by other forms of communication such as text messaging, or services like Slack, it is still the main way people do business. The average user receives about 90 emails per day, a dozen of which are spam. To help work efficiently with email, it’s a good idea to filter some of your messages. You may want to have separate mailboxes for your work and personal emails, or specific mailboxes for emails from close friends. If you’re using email for business, you may want to filter emails by client, or put support emails in one mailbox, and sales queries in another.

There are many ways to filter email: in some cases you can filter your email directly on a server, so filtered messages don’t go into your inbox at all, making it easier to deal with email on your iOS device. And you can filter email on your Mac, in your email program.

In this article, I’ll look at filtering email on iCloud and Gmail, two of the most popular email services, and explain how you can create filters in Mail. It’s easy to set up filters, and it can make your email life a lot easier.

Read the rest of the article on Macworld.

How to Manage Gmail and Google Security and Privacy Settings

Lots of people use Gmail for their email, either using Google’s website in a web browser, or through an email client. You may use a @gmail address, or you may have a domain hosted on Google Apps for Work. When you use Google for your email–as well as for search, maps, and more–you have a number of security and privacy options you can set.

Google has a good set of tools for checking and tweaking your security settings, for both Gmail and for the rest of its services. In this article, you will discover how to run a Google Security Checkup, a Privacy Checkup, and how to tweak Google’s settings, so your account is secure. And I’ll walk you through Google’s Gmail Security Checklist.

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.