Banish Google Buzz Updates From Your Gmail Inbox

If you just don't have the bandwidth to manage one more set of social notifications automatically hitting your Gmail inbox, you may not be all that excited about this morning's Google Buzz announcement. Luckily banishing Buzz from your inbox is easy.

Any Buzz notification automatically matches the Gmail query label:buzz, so all you've got to do is set up a quick filter to keep those Buzz notifications out of your inbox. Here's how it works:

First, click the Create a filter link in Gmail up next to the search box.

Then, in the Has words text box in the filter tool, enter label:buzz. You can test the search to make sure it matches what you want, but it should — the Buzz label is reserved. Click the Next Step button; Gmail will warn you that Filter searches containing label and a few other search operators won't work, but don't worry — our testing shows that for Buzz messages, they seem to work just fine, so click OK and move on.

Finally, tick the checkbox next to Skip the Inbox (Archive it) and the click the Create Filter button. From here on out, your Gmail inbox should be Buzz-free.

Thanks Kossio!


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