How to Enable Multiple Inbox Feature for Gmail

google_logoRecently, Google uncovered a new Gmail Lab feature that allows users to have more than one inbox in their default Gmail view. The new feature – called Multiple Inboxes – allows users to have multiple viewing panes open simultaneously without having to open another browser window.

The upgrade gives users a quick view at important labels as well as saved searches. Just head to the Labs tab in your Gmail account to enable the new feature. Once enabled, you’ll get a new Multiple inboxes tab in your Gmail settings.


A more detailed over view to enabled this feature is shown below:

1. Sign-in to Gmail account and enable Multiple in boxes in labs tab.

2. For user who wants to view email from other email account in ‘another’ Inbox, continue with these steps. Log in to the additional account you want to view from your primary Gmail account and open up the settings menu.

3. Go into Forwarding and POP/IMAP and set forwarding to on, and have it send a copy to your primary Gmail address. If you want to add another account into it then you can repeat this step.

4. Go back into the settings menu of your primary Gmail account and open the Multiple in-boxes menu. In each of the panes simply type in “to:” followed by the e-mail address of one of the forwarding accounts.

5. At this point your multiple in-boxes are up and running, but you’re still going to get these messages in your primary in-box too. To keep this from happening we’re going to create a filter. Head back to settings in your main account, then click on filters. Create a new one. In the “to” field enter the e-mail address you’re forwarding from, click next, then pick the “skip the in-box” option.

6. It’s also using any search results as ‘additional’ Inbox, by simply typing a search query into one of the text box of the pane. By default, you should have “is:draft” and “is:star” to display all draft messages and all starred (important) emails on two separate Inboxes.