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How can I apply filter to an already imported email account in Gmail? I cannot find any option to do that. Although my imported account has a label, in the filter's options I can't use the label to find all the mails.

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When you create filter there is a checkbox next to Create button with text saying "Also apply filter to N matching conversations".

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Please understand - applying the filter to "matching conversations" does not mean the filter is being applied to OLD E-MAIL! – user51300 Oct 30 '13 at 16:22
What does it mean then? – Beniamin Oct 31 '13 at 20:18

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