I use sound notification for incoming mail in Gmail. There are some senders whose emails are not that urgent, so I avoid notification by marking their messages read upon arrival, using a filter. It is only marked read, not archived.

I understand that Inbox by Gmail doesn't have filters with "mark as read" action. Is it possible to achieve the same result — suppress notifications but do not archive — using the tools available in Inbox?


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According to Notifications - Inbox by Gmail Help, yes, it's possible.


Step 1: Make sure notifications are on for your account

  1. Open the Inbox app.
  2. Go to the main menu in the top left Main menu.
  3. Choose Settings Settings at the bottom.
  4. Select your email address.
  5. Make sure Notifications is checked.
  6. Choose whether you want to be notified with vibration, light, or sound.

Step 2: Change your label notifications settings

When notifications are turned on, you'll always get notifications for new emails that come into your inbox individually.

For emails that are bundled in a label in your inbox, you can choose to turn notifications on or off. For example, you could be notified about emails in Finance or your own custom "Urgent" label, but not emails in Promos.

  1. Stay on the same page in Settings and scroll down to Label settings and notifications.
  2. A bell Bell means that notifications are turned on for that label.
  3. To change a label's settings, touch the label name and switch Notifications on or off.

Note: Notifications are always off when the label is set to "Skip the inbox."

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