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Gmail Happy Hack

Have you had a rough day lately? Don’t worry, me too. I created a quick hack to cheer up any day.

happy face on shed

1- Create a label in Gmail called ‘happy’
2- Any time you get an email that is positive, label it happy and archive it.
3- Whenever you are not happy go to that label and read one of those emails.

Enjoy! What else do you to cheer yourself up?

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14 responses to “Gmail Happy Hack”

July 10, 2020 at 12:33 pm

i need this

April 4, 2007 at 9:22 pm

that’s kind of cute, actually, and not a bad idea

April 4, 2007 at 7:52 pm

Should train WordPress’ Akismet to distinguish between “happy” emails and not. Then after a while I could read only the happy emails, slowly drifting away into a world of ignorant bliss.

April 4, 2007 at 1:50 pm

haha i love this idea!

April 4, 2007 at 1:18 pm


I’m not a tax accountant…we already had this discussion, so please stop being a little bitch 🙂 haha!

April 4, 2007 at 12:45 pm

I need a happy folder today! Great idea….

What else do I do to cheer myself up?

Online shopping…. bad habit, but when the UPS driver pulls up I am oh so happy. 🙂


Will Kern
April 4, 2007 at 12:38 pm

Very simple, very clever! Can you send me something funny so I can get the happiness going?
Perhaps you can set up a pissed off label as well so that when you are frustrated and need to vent, you can read an e-mail that you ripped into someone and it makes you feel vindicated, oh that is evil!


BTW, Sri, I have some catchin’ up to do to knock you off the number one spot!

Noah Kagan
April 4, 2007 at 10:49 am


I always know your comments/emails are going to make me smile!

April 4, 2007 at 10:44 am

i also created a label called ‘Shivani’. I am now going archive tax and accounting related emails under that label.

April 4, 2007 at 10:41 am

brilliant. absolutely brilliant.

I am going to do that. ur a smart mofo! Let me send u a positive email soon so that i am guaranteed a spot in ur special folder.

Noah Kagan
April 4, 2007 at 10:34 am


Tear drop….

April 4, 2007 at 10:25 am

i just search: noah in my inbox and read any of those emails 😉

Noah Kagan
April 4, 2007 at 10:24 am

I just thought of this 2 weeks ago. I have around 4 emails in there so far. I haven’t had to use it yet but they are there just in case.

The Financial Ladder
April 4, 2007 at 10:22 am

Hmm, interesting idea. Did you come up w/ that one all on your own? How many e-mails do you have in YOUR happy folder?

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