Take the 2-minute tour ×
Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is it possible to apply filters for incoming emails?

Let's say, if an email is coming from sender1@site.com with infos in subject I want it to go to the infos1 label.

I don't want the filter to be based only on the sender, but on the subject too.

share|improve this question

migrated from superuser.com Jun 26 '12 at 15:10

This question came from our site for computer enthusiasts and power users.

Yes...Just setup a filter. I for the longest time sent email I recieve addressed to a particular email address I was forwarding to the account into a special folder. –  Ramhound Jun 26 '12 at 13:58
Thanks! This is an answer not a comment :) –  skafandri Jun 26 '12 at 14:03
See also: support.google.com/mail/bin/… –  Al E. Jun 26 '12 at 16:25

1 Answer 1

Yes. Gmail filters can include multiple components and only flag/forward/tag emails that match the multiple requirements.

Some examples from my own filters:

from:(removed@gmail.com or removed@removed.com) subject:("Delivery Status Notification")


The to:(+special) thing is an interesting filter. Say your user is sender1@gmail.com. You can give the email address sender1+special@gmail.com as your email address to someone, and all of your emails from that person (as long as they use the +special in the email address) will be filtered on that.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.