Mark All Unread Mail as Read- Gmail Tip

I had more than 1000 unrad mail mesages as unread. It seemed always irritating for me when ever i open my gmail. All were spams and unwanted messages. Anyway i got this tip to make all read. Here it goes………

  1. Go to your Settings/Filters page and create a new filter.
  2. In the Has the words field enter “is:unread” (without quotes), and click the Next Step button.
  3. You’ll get a message warning you that this type of filter won’t be applied to new mail, but that’s OK.  Click OK to continue.
  4. Check the boxes next to Mark as read and Also apply filter to … conversations below.
  5. Click Create Filter button, and you’re done.  You might want to should delete the filter once you finish since it won’t be needing it anymore.