I was able to set up Gmail so emails from ABC be forwarded to a folder we call D.

It does works but the problem is forwarded emails still show in the inbox like :

____D Subject of email

For example :

____D Your Bank refunded you!

Why this happens and how to get rid of these showing in the inbox.

1 Answer 1


Google Mail does not have any folders.

Instead, it has labels. Inbox is not a different folder but a label named Inbox.

When you set up your filter for emails to be "forwarded" to folder __D, what you actually do is to also apply label __D on the emails. That means that your emails now have 2 labels. Inbox as well as __D.

When you archive your emails it means that you remove the label Inbox.

So, in order to "take them out of" the Inbox and still have them show up under __D label, you need to edit your filter and also check the archive box.

enter image description here

  • Trying it......
    – S Nash
    Apr 6, 2020 at 14:31
  • Perfect! I did not have "Skip the inbox" checked. Thanks!
    – S Nash
    Apr 6, 2020 at 14:34

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.