ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

EBAY SELLERS See IMMEDIATE ACTION Emails RIGHT AWAY with NEW GMAIL MULTIPLE INBOXES APP

Updated on December 27, 2010

Super useful Gmail app for eBay users/sellers

Super useful Gmail app for eBay users/sellers

Most of you reading this article has used eBay in the past or even might be a current heavy eBay user. I myself am constantly on the eBay site, which is linked to my specially set up Gmail account(just for eBay only) that receives all my eBay correspondence. Whether it's an e-mail from eBay that tells me that I just placed a bid or I just sold an item or just a question from a possible buyer, I received 40 to 50 e-mails a day at this e-mail alone.

Obviously with all these messages. It's quite easy to miss the ones that need attention  right away. In the past. I set up filters within my Gmail account to store or label certain messages-the ones that come from eBay from other eBay members - so I can see them right away. However, it's still quite possible to miss a message amidst all those daily emails (I certainly have!).

Now that Google's laboratories has made this new application readily available for Gmail users,it's quite easy to separate the messages that need immediate action from all the others. The application is called multiple Gmail inboxes, which can be configured to suit your needs. Examples; show all e-mails from a certain account, those e-mails using a particular label, starred,and so on and so forth

How to enable the application

If you don't have a gmail account yet, then you need to set one up, go HERE

Now within your Gmail click on settings, then under settings , click on labs, within the labs,scroll down until you see an option for multiple inboxes, which looks like three large M.'s icon -click enable Then you should see at the top of the settings page, a multiple inboxes configuration option. At this point, you can configure up to five boxes that can be used for multiple purposes.

When you return to the inbox, you will now see two inboxes, set side-by-side, which in my opinion is a little awkward to see, so go to settings, click on multiple inboxes, scroll to the bottom and check off “above the inbox” botton.

Now that you have enabled application, you need to differentiate the important messages that to go in one of your boxes.

Differentiate/labeling the important messages

First, click on any message from an eBay member, that is asking you a question, it's almost always from member@eBay.com; you can tell from the message when you click on details, which is located next to the date of the message. Make sure that you have checked off “always display images from eBay”.

Once your question from the eBay member is opened, click the down arrow next to the word reply in blue and “filter messages like this”. An orange box will appear on top and will have the words” create a filter”in the orange bar. Go to the “from;” blank area and copy and paste to it,”member@eBay.com". Now all messages from other eBay members should be filtered, and to check this click test search and all other similar messages should show.

If you see that it is working correctly click " create filter" and you're all done!

You can have up to five inboxes with different types of messages or even use it for receiving e-mail another email account to make your life much simpler. For eBay sellers like myself, it is quite a godsend to quickly see all my questions that I need to answer quickly, and still have the capability to retain all my messages in the other box.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Mr Tinker profile imageAUTHOR

      Mr Tinker 

      9 years ago

      Thank you for commenting:):)

    • AEvans profile image

      Julianna 

      9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Very Interesting and thanks for the valuable information.:)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)