Stars in email screen

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  1. nailerdog

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    I've searched a number of places and can't find the answer as to what function the stars in the email application serve.

    Can someone please advise?

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    you can "star" emails, like favorites. hit menu -> labels -> starred and it will filter for those.

    i still have no idea what the purpose is, but that's what it does..
     
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    When combined with folders it's quite useful. In effect you can mark them. I use it quite a bit when searching/looking for certain things. If you can narrow the folder down if can eliminate a large portion of the items you have to sort through.

    But I may not be your typical gmail user. I've been using gmail since the early beta days and have 1000's of achieved emails in close to two dozen folders. I only star very specific ones within each folder so it allows me to sort and organize my emails quite effectively. Though admittedly should you choose to do so you could just sort by using more folders.
     
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    I just sorted 2456 emails from my inbox via gmail. I have a folder for just about averybody / every thing. for things I dont want hitting my inbox I have it skip the inbox and archive in the folder. Stars = WIN
    I too have had my gmail account since beta days. my inbox was at 85% full eek its now down to 60%ish right now


    -=Jason=-
     
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    Thanks for the quick responses. Couple more email questions. How about the check mark that sometimes appears on the right side of the account name? I'm thinking it has something to do with acount status? It shows up on my pop3 Earthlink account pretty regularly but I haven't seen it on my Exchange account? Also seems like it doesn't like Earthlink very much, sometime sends multiple "new mail" notifications on messages?
     
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    Haven't noticed that, but I just recently (since getting my Droid) returned to using the browser for my mail. Was using Thunderbird. Also you should, IMHO abandon pop3 and enable IMAP on your account. It's FAR more friendly and will save you tons of time and headache(s).

    WAA? you must have a ton of attachments, I'm just over 4,200 but I'm only at 14% of 7.5Gb.
     
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    yeah I had 3000 emails in my "Gramps" folder he is the KING of forwards. photos, videos, etc.

    I still need to weed through all the archived **** and delete what I dont need, but oh man its going to take days to get it all sorted out

    -=Jason=-
     
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    Ah, and hey, you just showed a GREAT USE OF STARs. To the OP, when you see something you're pretty sure you'll want/need to keep star it. Use them sparingly and then when/if you have to do "clean-up" of your folders you're one step ahead.
     
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