Keep the Promotions Tab Clean

If you use Gmail, you may notice a unique tab in your mailbox labeled Promotions. Gmail automatically identifies certain messages as promotions and applies the Promotions label to them. The Promotions tab simply displays messages with that label.

Gmail automatically identifies certain messages as promotions

Viewing and Cleaning All Promotions Messages

In Clean Email, you can quickly locate all messages with the Promotions label using filters.

To do this, click All Mail in the left-hand navigation menu.

Click All Mail in the left-hand navigation menu

Next, click the filter button at the top of the page, to the right of the Large Mail label.

Click the filter button at the top of the page

Then, in the filter drop-down control, click Labeled as and scroll down and choose the Promotions label.

Choose the Promotions label

Now, Clean Email displays all messages with the Promotions label–the same messages you would find on the Promotions tab in Gmail.

Displays all messages with the Promotions label

You can quickly apply any cleaning actions you like to the messages in this filtered view.

If you want to select all of them and apply a cleaning action to everything that appears on the Promotions tab in Gmail, click Select… near the top of the page.

Click Select… near the top of the page

The sender icons next to each message group are replaced with round selection buttons. Click Select all.

Click Select all

Once you have selected one or more message groups, the blue action bar appears at the bottom of the page. You can use this to take any cleaning actions and all selected message groups will be affected.

The any cleaning actions

For more information on the actions available, please see Actions Clean Email Supports.

Creating a Saved Favorite for Promotions Messages

When you use the filter to view only messages with the Promotions label–but before clicking Select in the preceding instructions–you can save that filtered view of your mailbox as a favorite. Click the heart icon at the top of the page to get started.

Click the heart icon at the top of the page to get started

The Add to Favorites dialog appears. Replace the default favorite name of “All Mail” with something else (e.g., “Promotions Tab”) and then click Save.

Click Save

The newly created favorite shortcut is added to the Favorites section of the left-hand navigation menu.

The newly created favorite shortcut is added to the Favorites section

Creating an Auto Clean Rule to Clean Promotions Messages

You can also create an Auto Clean rule to automatically clean everything on the Gmail Promotions tab for you.

To do this, use the filter option in the rule configuration dialog to filter for messages with the label Promotions. You might also want to apply a filter for messages older than a certain age, to allow time for you to view and deal with any messages that might have been incorrectly labeled by Gmail.

The filter option in the rule configuration dialog

For more information, please see Creating and Editing Auto Clean Rules.

⚠️ Caution: Auto Clean is a powerful feature that lets you control exactly what is to be cleaned and how often. Once you have set it up, it will run automatically and follow your exact instructions–even if you made a mistake setting it up. Therefore, it is important to use caution when creating new Auto Clean rules.

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