Gmail Settings are under the gear icon to show all the Settings Tabs. These tabs include furthermore section and configuration. Most users don’t where all features and sections under these tabs. Understanding all the sections will involve you to master the Gmail configuration. And you can learn about many features in Gmail that yet you don’t know.
For instance, if you want to show and increase the limit of message per page. You can similarly configure from Gmail Settings General Tab. The General Tab offering separate section to increase the number of message per page on the Gmail inbox.
Following these contents, you will learn about all the different tabs under Gmail Settings page. You can access the Settings tabs under the gear icon menu or direct web https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#settings/
Open Gmail Settings tabs
Using Gmail on the web, to open the Settings page, click on the Gear icon. Then click on the Settings to open all Settings tabs. You can also access via direct link mail.google.com/mail/#settings/
- Sign in to Gmail on the web browser
- Click on the Gear icon then click Settings
If you don’t where to locate the gear icon, you can find more detail here. Where is the Gmail gear icon?
The screenshot illustrating all the tabs on the Gmail Settings page. By default, the General tab is already expanded with all it’s an option when open Settings page.
The General tab in Gmail in the first default Settings tab. There are around 29 sections including different settings to configure and manage the Gmail. Many configuration and features and include in General tab enable, disable, choose options, turn on and off.
Direct link to the tab: https://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/general
All the features are showing most in radio and checkbox to select. Including text field, drop-down, and options to choose. For instance, you can change Gmail language, country code, conversation view, keyboard shortcuts, and adding stars.
The Labels tab in Gmail is to organize System Labels, User Labels and categories. User can create a new label and nest label under the parent label. Furthermore, optional choice to show and hide labels. Parent Labels are with an additional option to show if unread.
Categories label options are slightly in different features. User with Category tab option can choose to show labels list in categories. Also, an additional option if the user wants to show or hide the label from the message list.
Direct link to the tab: https://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/labels
The system label is restricted to edit and remove by a Gmail user. However, the user has the option to show or hide in a label list. Another than system labels, you can edit any label and also remove the unwanted label. Removing any label will not delete any message associated to that label. Labels in Gmail work like a tag, and these are not similar to folders.
Gmail inbox tab to manage the inbox layout and choose the type of inbox. There are default inbox and categories but you can choose the type and categories to select. Depend on the user choice but the inbox types are the default, important first, unread first, starred first, and Priority inbox. If you select configure inbox from the gear icon, it will override the inbox type you select from this tab. Similarly, selecting any type of inbox will overside the configure inbox settings.
Categories are optional to select by clicking radio checkbox. Uncheck will not show the category tab. The categories to select or deselect are Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums. Starred message are optional to include in the primary inbox.
Direct link to the tab: https://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/inbox
Furthermore, you can select to show the importance marker to the message. The importance marker is the yellow arrow icon to represent a message with importance to you. Gmail tracking previous user record, contents, sender and user interest in similar messages. In order to mark it for the user automatically as an important message.
Other options are included to turn on prediction. So Gmail can predict from user past actions. It is how Gmail will let you know the important message to you from previous user behaviour. Furthermore, the user option to override the filter. Such as user filter might forcing not to mark the message as important to you. However, the user can choose to override the filter.
Accounts and Import
The Accounts and Import tab settings are dealing with all the configuration related to the account holder. Such as Change account Settings include password, recovery options and other Google account settings. Similarly, you can import emails and contacts from other Gmail and non-Gmail accounts. Migrating from other email providers, you can set to “Send As” from other previous accounts.
Direct link to the tab: https://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/accounts
Using Gmailify feature to link another account to the current Gmail. Also using POP feature to check other accounts and deliver messages to inbox instead of checking other email provider account.
You can also grant access from your account to someone else to check your email on your behalf. When out of storage, you can add more storage to the account from this tab. Similarly, another feature is available to use such as marking a different account as default Send As account.
Filters and Blocked Addresses
The tab usually showing all the filter list applying to incoming mails. The Filter page is empty when there is no filter set to any incoming message. Similarly, all the blocked addresses list showing here and in case no block address then the user can see notification “You currently have no blocked addresses”
Direct link to the tab: https://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/filters
There are also edit option to edit filter and block address. More feature with to import filters and export to another account. User can also select the block address to unblock it. While unwanted filter click deletes to remove a filter against the incoming message.
Forward and POP/IMAP
The forward and POP/IMAP tab in Gmail includes three sections. These sections are Forwarding, POP Download and IMAP access. User can add any other email account to forward all incoming messages. Furthermore, the user can set whether to delete or keep the messages in the current account. After the user set any forward email account, it can use the filter feature to any specific sender. In other words, the user can set to forward only from one or more specific senders.
Direct link to the tab: https://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/fwdandpop
POP download and IMAP access enable the feature to set Gmail account to allow POP download or IMAP access. User can configure their Gmail account on third party email clients. Such as Outlook, Thunderbird, Eudora, Netscape email, iMail, iPhone and Android Apps.
The Add-ons tab in Gmail is to get add-ons for Gmail and G Suite account. The similar get add-ons option available from gear icon to Marketplace. The most important feature on this tab is to enable developer add-ons for an account. However, it is strongly recommended to enable only on a test account. And don’t allow third-party Add-ons if you don’t trust the developer. Installing any add-ons from sources you don’t know is dangerous to your account.
Direct link to the tab: https://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/addons
User can install and uninstall add-ons from this tab and similarly managing install add-ons. The marketplace is full of application in different categories to integrate them with a Gmail account.
The Gmail chat tab simply let the user turn on and off the Chat feature within Gmail. Google account users can simply send an instant message right from Gmail interface on the web. Instead of sending an email message, the user can use the hangout feature. The chatbox actually let you know which user is currently online. Sometimes leave a message and the user will reply to an offline message when they are available.
Direct link to the tab: https://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/chat
The chat is actually taking the room on Gmail interface. And user can disable the chat feature on Gmail web. Chat feature on Gmail to enjoy the hangout audio and video calls.
Gmail Advanced tab includes the feature to enable and disable. Previously Gmail includes lab tab that is experimental and getting Gmail as a feature after it passes all the test. But now instead of Lab, Gmail showing Advanced features to directly disable and enable. These features include custom keyboard shortcuts, preview pane, right-side chat, templates, unread message icon, auto-advance and multiple inboxes.
User can easily enable or disable any feature and Save changes to apply. The link of the Advanced tab is still showing lab instead of Advanced text. Follow the direct link to access the tab.
Direct link to the tab: https://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/labs
Gmail is a web-based Google Mail account using on the web browser. User can access emails when they are online and connected to the internet. Previously, Gmail was unable to show an offline message like Outlook and other email clients do. But now you can enable offline mail on Gmail to see messages and when you don’t have internet connection. The offline message is locally stored in the hard drive and accessible to download an offline copy when you connect to the internet.
Direct link to the tab: https://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/offline
For instance, if you keep enough contents on your Gmail account and you need to access without internet. Thus the offline mode work great to access the messages on the way. However, to use offline Gmail, you need to sign in to Chrome profile. And make sure there is no clear option set when exiting Google Chrome.
Here you go change themes on the Gmail while using it on the web. The Themes tab actually having a single click button to Set a theme. The similar option you get from the gear icon menu. The developer believe that themes tab might disappear soon after the similar option in the gear icon menu.
Direct link to the tab: https://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/oldthemes
By default, the Keybaord shortcuts tab is not available to all Gmail user. It is actually custom keyboard shortcuts that you need to enable first from the Advanced tab. After you enable the custom keyboard shortcuts, the tab will appear on the Settings page.
Direct link to the tab: https://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/shortcuts
The purpose of this tab is to customize the Gmail keyboard shortcuts. The page actually showing all the current keyboard shortcut mappings including actions and keys. User can overwrite the default shortcuts. Turning on Gmail shortcuts keys is to hold Shift+? and enable it.