Since I started to point all my emails to my Gmail account, I figured I'd need some kind of filtering system. Here's what I was able to accomplish within minutes:
1. New filter- fields are labeled without confusion
2. Test run- depending on the fields you filled, you can run a test to see what emails would be pulled and filtered before actually creating the filter.
3. Labels- in addition to filtering, the labeling system always sticks with the email, letting you know what category it belongs to should it find its way into your inbox (occasionally happens).
4. Archive it!- you can skip the process of having to move it from your inbox and filter it directly to the designated categorical folder (afterall, gmail is working pretty much like Outlook and Thunderbird without the hassle of opening up an application).
5. Editable- so easy and quick to change your filter settings and edit labels. Both are distinctively different, but work hand in hand to offer a customized email system with little service interruptions.
6. Detail- its helpful to know what you've told Gmail to do with your emails. So when you look in the filtered tab in the settings, Gmail will tell you exactly what you told it to do. Makes it easy to know why something is happening and gives you the chance to always change it.
I'm not tech savvy so it defintely means something if I've figured out a way to set up all my email accounts here and established a filtering system. The one thing that Gmail might consider is having subfolders within a general folder so that you can filter even more. Otherwise, its perfect.