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Recently I am encountering this problem while using new Gmail: it randomly marks my emails as important, the ones I recently received from other email addresses. Not all emails are marked as important; say for example I received 3 emails, it'll mark 2 emails as important and it won't mark the 3rd one as important—I mean it picks any random new received email and marks it as important. Is there any logic behind this? Any idea why this happens and how can I stop it?

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The official priority inbox video explains very clearly how it works.

Basically you need to teach to your Gmail how to recognise an important email to obtain a descent result.

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so it auto filters, and no option to stop that crap, thanks, btw video was good ;) – Random Guy Jul 21 '12 at 5:23

To turn off importance markers:

  1. click on the gear symbol
  2. Select settings
  3. click on Inbox
  4. select the Importance Markers: No Markers radio button
  5. Click the Save button

It never worked well for me.

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