Several people have asked whether there’s a way to create a Gmail message with a high importance alert, similar to the feature found in Microsoft Outlook.

Gmail does not contain a high importance button.  There is an easy workaround to let your recipient know that your email contains important information.

Create a custom subject line

Use the subject line in the email as the high importance identifier when creating your email message.

The recipient of your email will see:

Using stars or exclamation points before the subject title will help your reader quickly spot important email.







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Dee is a member of EVSC’s Innovation, Curriculum and Technology Specialist (ICATS) team. She supports teachers to integrate ActivClassroom technology in their classrooms and serves as the district’s Promethean trainer. She also works with teachers in the areas of Google apps, Compass Learning Odyssey, itslearning, Symbaloo, Adobe video editing tools, and creates tutorial videos for the ICATS YouTube channel.

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