Thanks, Alan. It does sound like this was intended for a particular app. Post 
box, which I assume is a Mail app for the Mac. Maybe it's possible to hide this 
folder on the phone. Kind of doubt it, but whatever. Anyway, thank you for 
posting.
Mary


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> On Sep 22, 2016, at 3:41 PM, Alan Lemly <wale...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Mary,
>  
> Following my signature is the text from a page which discusses the Google 
> Important folder and how to re-train its intelligence or how to unsubscribe 
> from it. Be aware that this information is from a sighted perspective so I 
> have no clue whether the settings referenced are accessible. The information 
> pasted comes from this website:
>  
> http://support.postbox-inc.com/hc/en-us/articles/204362930-Gmail-Important-Folder
>  
> I'm pretty sure that like all things Gmail, no actual folders are involved. 
> Gmail groups everything based on labels and I suspect if you're seeing the 
> same message in multiple "folders", it's because it has more than one Gmail 
> label assigned to it. You would normally be the one charged with assigning 
> these labels but it sounds as if Google takes it upon itself to try and tag 
> important messages based on some algorithm.
>  
> Good luck and I hope this is helpful.
>  
> Alan Lemly
>  
> Gmail Important Folder
> Having lots of unimportant e-mails labeled “Important” can be annoying. The 
> “Important” label is assigned to a message by Google, based on Google’s 
> adaptive understanding of your interests and priorities. There are a couple 
> of things you can do about this. You can do either, or both.
> The Slow Fix: Re-Training Google
> You can re-train Google about what’s important to you by removing the label 
> from each message you don’t consider important. If there’s message that you 
> think is important that Google’s has not labeled properly, you can assign the 
> Important label to it. Eventually, Google’s behavior will more accurately 
> reflect your wishes.
> Here’s how to remove a message’s label in Postbox:
> Select an e-mail in Postbox’s message list.
> Hover your cursor over the Important label in the upper-right corner of the 
> message and click x when it appears to let Google know the message is not 
> important.
> Here's how to add a message's label in Postbox:
> Select an e-mail in Postbox’s message list.
> In the upper-right corner of the message, you’ll see a popup menu.
> <image001.jpg>
> In this popup menu, select the Assign Label submenu.
> Assign the Important label to the message to let Google know the message is 
> important.
> The Quick Fix: Hiding the Important Folder in Postbox
> You can unsubscribe from Google’s Important folder, so you don’t have to see 
> or deal with it. (It remains on Google’s servers. It’s just hidden in 
> Postbox.)
> Here are instructions for unsubscribing from the Important folder.
> After unsubscribing from the Important folder:
> Go to Postbox (OS X)/Tools (Windows) > Preferences/Options > Accounts > [your 
> account] > Advanced…
> Check the Show only subscribed folders option.
> Restart Postbox.
>  
>  
> From: viphone@googlegroups.com [mailto:viphone@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of 
> Mary Otten
> Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:37 AM
> To: viphone@googlegroups.com
> Subject: Re: What is the "important" box in Gmail?
>  
> I'm not exactly sure when this folder turned up. It could be, that it has 
> been there for a long time. But I see that it has a lot of messages in it. 
> Some of them seem to be duplicates that her and other folders, but I'm not 
> sure about all. And if they are duplicates, I don't need them twice. Anyway, 
> if somebody knows how to get rid of it or how to keep it from filling up, 
> that would be great.
> Mary
> 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Sep 22, 2016, at 8:11 AM, Rajmund <brajmund2...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Mary, this folder, for me, was there even before I got an IOS device. Not 
> too sure whether you can get rid of it, and if so, how, or what's it's 
> purpose.
> 
> 
> 
> Sent from a Braille Sense 
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> Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:54 pm
> Subject: What is the "important" box in Gmail?
> 
> 
>  
>  
> Hi all,
> I have noticed that I have a box in my Gmail account called "important". I 
> never set this up, nor did I specifically flag messages or senders whose 
> posts should be put there. Yet I have something like 200 messages in this 
> box.. How did that happen? How can I stop that? Or how can I just get rid of 
> this folder, which I did not create?
> Mary
>  
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