Google Mail: Only push specific emails to your iPhone

I've been using Gmail for years now, pretty much since they launched back in (2004) and love it.  I've had my iPhone for a couple of years and and was excited when Google launched the Google Sync for mobile devices through exchange, perfect I though, all my emails will automatically get pushed to my iPhone and it will be amazing and awesome.

Although it was Amazing and Awesome I found myself checking emails on my phone at all hours of the day and night, checking sometimes useless emails from ebay, play, BT and Amazon, emails that I do want to read just not necessarily pushed to my phone, so I've found this nifty little feature in Google Mail to achieve this.

It's called 'Skip Inbox'

Step 1, load the email that you want to 'Skip Inbox' and under More Actions click on Filter Messages like these

Step 2, On the next page, you'll see the option to 'Create a Filter'

Step 3, Click on Next Step and you will see the option to Skip Inbox, check this. also for added convenience create and apply a new label called 'SkipInbox' so all skipped emails have the label assigned to it. Then click create filter.

You're all done, all new skipped emails can be read with the label SkipInbox and won't be pushed to your phone.

The good thing about this is that if you still want to read the Skipped emails on your phone you still can, just go to the label in your email app and viola!

Moodle User Group 6th October 2010

Sheffield was the venue for the 1st JISC RSC YH Moodle User Group off the season, and what a way to kick off the new academic year with a little road trip for myself and @lewiscarr.

The Moodle User Group was hosted by Sheffield College and it was nice to see so many familiar faces back again. 

As usual at the Moodle User Group we always start off with a show and tell where users and show off and even ask for support within the community.

Over the summer we have done so much, new Moodle, New Theme etc. and it's always was nice when we have good feedback.

Overall it was a good day, catching up with people and see what else is out there in the moodlesphere!

Here is a link to the all the tweets of the event