How do I archive all messages?

Answered by Willie Powers

Archiving emails in Gmail is a great way to keep your inbox organized and clutter-free. It allows you to store messages that you may need to refer back to in the future, without keeping them in your main inbox. In this guide, I’ll explain how to automatically archive emails in Gmail so that you can streamline your email management process.

1. Open Gmail and log in: First, open your web browser and go to the Gmail website. Enter your email address and password to log in to your account. If you don’t have a Gmail account, you can create one by clicking on the “Create account” option.

2. Access Gmail settings: Once you’re logged in, you’ll see the main Gmail interface. Look towards the top-right corner of the screen and click on the gear icon. This will open a drop-down menu with a list of options.

3. Navigate to account settings: From the drop-down menu, select the “See all settings” option. This will take you to the Settings page, where you can customize various aspects of your Gmail account.

4. Find the Send and Archive section: On the Settings page, you’ll see several tabs at the top. Click on the “General” tab to access the general settings for your Gmail account. Scroll down until you find the “Send and Archive” section.

5. Enable the Send & Archive button: In the Send and Archive section, you’ll see a dropdown menu with two options: “Hide” and “Show ‘Send & Archive’ button in reply.” Select the second option, “Show ‘Send & Archive’ button in reply.” This will add a new button to your email compose window, allowing you to send and archive messages in one click.

6. Save your changes: After selecting the “Show ‘Send & Archive’ button in reply” option, scroll down to the bottom of the Settings page. Click on the “Save changes” button to apply your settings.

Now, whenever you compose or reply to an email, you’ll see the “Send & Archive” button next to the regular “Send” button. This allows you to send your response and automatically archive the email thread in one go.

It’s important to note that archiving an email in Gmail doesn’t delete it. Instead, it moves the message out of your inbox and into the “All Mail” section. You can still access these archived emails by searching for them or browsing through your labels and folders.

By automatically archiving emails, you can keep your inbox clean and organized, making it easier to find important messages when you need them. Experiment with different Gmail settings to find the email management system that works best for you.