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010906receiptThe importance of saving receipts is one of the things majority of the population learns the hard way.  Ever have a product break and didn’t bother returning it as you lost the receipt?  Or even worse, it’s tax time and you are one of those people who are getting randomly audited.  Even if you do save your receipts, finding the correct one can be like finding a needle in a Hay Stack.

Well thanks to your Cell Phone and Email, you can create digital copies anywhere you are and have file them electronically in chronological order!

What You Need:

  • Picture Phone and ability to send Emails (you may send email via MMS however if you aren’t unlimited it may cost you)
  • Gmail Account.

Still confused? Here’s how.

Doing this is simple; just create a label and filter for Receipts in gmail, the filter should have the following settings:

From: (address you are sending from)
Has the Word: Receipt
Has Attachment: Checked

Now that your gmail account is set up, take a picture of any receipt and email it to yourself with the word Receipt anywhere in the email(subject or message).  Gmail will automatically place this in the category for receipts.

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images-11Gmail Labels, are a great way to keep your email inbox organized. A label will act like a folder and the filter will automatically put emails into that folder.

Create Label

  1. Login to Gmail account
  2. There are buttons in the upper middle, click “Labels”; it is on the same level as the “Inbox” link just to the right.
  3. Click “Manage Labels”
  4. In the box where it says “Create New Label” type your label name and click create
  5. The “Show, Hide, Remove” links will show/hide your labels on the left side of the gmail screen and remove will delete the label.

Create Filter

  1. Click “Create a filter” located near the top middle of your screen.
  2. Enter information that you want to automatically do actions with (such as move to label, mark as read, or delete).
  3. You may click Test Search to scan your current mail and ensure only things you want to match actually do match (You have the option to actually perform these actions on old mail on the next screen)
  4. Once you are sure you like this filter click next step.
  5. Using the check boxes click the actions you wish to do.
  6. Click “create filter”
  7. If you ever want to edit/delete the filter click on “Show current filters” on the lower left of the “filter screen”

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