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Mute Email

How to Mute Email in Gmail

Mute Email

If you're part of an email conversation that's no longer relevant to you, but is still seeing a lot of activity, you can mute it so that you don't keep getting notifications from it.

Mute an Email Conversation

  1. Select an email conversation.
  2. Click the More actions ? button on the toolbar.
  3. Select Mute. Mute Email

The conversation is muted. It moves out of your inbox, and any more messages that arrive as part of it will skip your inbox entirely.

View a Muted Conversation

Muted conversations will still be accessible in All Mail.

  1. Click the All Mail category in the left pane. Mute Email

    You can also search for “is:muted” in the Search field.

All of your mail is now listed, whether it's in the inbox or not. Any muted conversation is marked with a Muted tag.

Unmute an Email Conversation

If you’ve muted a conversation by mistake, or are just taking interest in it again, you can unmute it.

  1. Select a muted email conversation.
  2. Click the More actions ? button on the toolbar. Mute Email width=
  3. Select Unmute. Mute Email

The conversation is unmuted, although it remains only visible in All Mail view until you move it back to the Inbox, or until a new message in it arrives.

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