If I have moved a message out of my inbox, how can I move it back there? The Inbox label doesn't show up in neither tags nor folders and I don't have the Move to Inbox button.
Without opening it, just drag it to the Inbox label from the list of emails.
If you can find your message by searching for it, a button will appear at the top of the message. It says "Move to inbox." Click that button and the message will reappear in your inbox.
Alternately, you can select some other label from the labels dropdown and move the message into that label category.
Gmail doesn't have folders only labels. Every email, with only three exceptions, will always be found in "all mail". When an email enters gmail it has the inbox label. When you archive an email the inbox label is removed. If no other label was attached to the email it will still be in "all mail".
There three exceptions to the inbox label:
It is very hard to completely lose en email. Just search for it, or look in "all Mail"
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Long answer and explanation:
I just had the same problem, so I believe I understand your exact situation and the reason for your question. So let me rephrase the question to this: "How do I move an open email that is not in the Inbox to the Inbox if the
Normally the button
But this is not always the case. If you happen to use an old URL for showing the message, for instance if you used the browser's Back button or its history function, the
For instance, I have an email with ID 14197daa44aa8fc5 which is no longer in the Inbox. (To test what I write below, replace this ID with an actual ID from one of your own emails.)
If I use this URL to display it the email:
But if I use this URL to display it:
The only change is that
Note that the email is exactly the same in both cases, and that, in both cases, the email is not in the Inbox.
So, Gmail seems to look at the URL to determine whether to display the
So, make sure there is no