Fix G Suite Gmail Is Marking All Emails as Important

All my emails in G Suite’s Gmail were marked as important, which was annoying. Not everything’s important.

So, I did what should have normally worked, which is to disable that feature in Settings > Inbox > Importance markers > Don’t use my past actions to predict which messages are important.

But, to my surprise, it didn’t work!

So, after I checked all the settings to make sure that I’m not missing something, I contacted support.

After asking me a bunch of questions and making sure that my settings are in order, he didn’t know what could actually cause this.

So, he provided me with a workaround, which I’ll share with you in this post.

Fix G Suite Gmail Marks All Emails as Important

The workaround provided by the support rep consists of creating a simple filter.

This is what you have to do.

Step 1

Go to Settings > Filters and Blocked Addresses

filters and blocked addresses gmail

Step 2

Click the Create a new filter link.

create filter gmail

Step 3

In the To field, add the email addresses that you want to prevent from getting emails marked as important.

If you have more than one (e.g. your main one and aliases), then separate them by using OR.

Example: [email protected] OR [email protected] OR [email protected]

create gmail filter

After you added the email addresses that you want, click Create filter.

Step 4

Check the Never mark it as important box, then click the Create filter button.

never mark it as important gmail g suite

Your filter should appear like this:

g suite gmail filter

That’s it!

Now, the emails that you receive shouldn’t be marked as important for the selected email addresses.

You might want to learn: How to Create Canned Responses (Templates) in Gmail

That’s a Wrap

Hope this guide helped you out and stopped G Suite’s Gmail from marking all of your emails as important.

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