That title is a bit of a mouthful.
Anyhow my issue is this: I can automatically apply labels to certain types of emails as they come into my inbox; but I have to file them away separately once I'm finished reading them (a real pain).
Alternatively I can apply labels to them and have them skip the inbox, but in this case I may end up not reading ones that are unopened (somewhat alarming!)
I thought that skipping inbox and applying a star would sort the issue; as I have specified that starred items should appear in the inbox. Then, when I've finished reading them, I could unstar them (not ideal, but a damn site easier than dragging them to their respective folders to file them!) However, this doesn't seem to work! Starred items only seem to appear in my inbox only if I have manually starred them.