How to Go to My Inbox in Gmail

by Lori Kaufman
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The Inbox folder -- technically called the Inbox label -- stores all emails you receive from other people, including spam emails, in some cases. If you're expecting an email, you need to check the Gmail Inbox periodically. Going to your Inbox in Gmail is straightforward. In fact, the default view when you log in to your Gmail account is the Inbox. The default view in Gmail can't be changed, so you should always go to the Inbox when you log in.

Step 1

Navigate to using any Web browser.

Step 2

Enter your Google username and password in the the Username and Password fields and click "Sign In" to log in to your Google account. The default view is the Inbox folder.

Click the "Inbox" link in the left pane if you don't see your inbox, to go to your Inbox folder.


  • To open an email, simply click it in the right pane.
  • To delete emails, place a check mark in front of each email and then click the trash can icon on the toolbar.
  • If Google considers an email spam, you can find it in the Spam folder. Click the "More" link if you don't see the Spam folder in the left pane.
  • To send an email from the Spam folder to the Inbox folder, place a check mark in front of the email and then click the "Not Spam" button on the toolbar.

Photo Credits

  • Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images

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