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I have a gmail address that's my primary email. I have a couple short email addresses on my own domain that I have set to forward to the gmail acct.

For various reasons, I like to email these addresses from my gmail account (which then forward back to myself). The frustration is, these emails do not show up in my inbox - only the ALL MAIL tab.

There's a filter for skip the inbox. Why can't there be one for put it in the inbox?

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I'm confused. If your forwarding emails from your other email addresses (not gmail), then what's the problem? Forwarded emails should always get thrown to your gmail account. – Ace Legend Oct 3 '12 at 15:29
Not sure what you mean "get thrown to.." but the emails DO get forwarded to the account, but for some reason skip the inbox – Zach Lysobey Oct 3 '12 at 17:48
Oh. I see. How are you forwarding them to your inbox. Are you doing it through gmail or are you having the other accounts forward to your gmail account? – Ace Legend Oct 3 '12 at 17:52
I have a couple short email addresses on my own domain that I have set to forward to the gmail acct. – Zach Lysobey Oct 3 '12 at 17:52
That's odd. Now I see why you asked this question. Usually forwarded emails get sent straight to the inbox. Odd. – Ace Legend Oct 3 '12 at 19:50
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As one option, you could make sure that your email filter turns on "Never send it to Spam" and "Always mark it as Important".

No Spam, Mark Important

In your Inbox setting, you can "Override filters" and always include Important emails in the inbox.

Override Filter, Include Important

I don't have a way to test this suggestion, but could you give me feedback as to whether this worked for you?

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I probably should have experimented with that stuff some more before posting. It seems to have worked. I think it was the mark as important option that fixed it for me! Thanks! – Zach Lysobey Oct 3 '12 at 17:50
I have since noticed a somewhat annoying consequence of this. Now ALL of my sent mail appears at the top of my inbox :-/ – Zach Lysobey Oct 8 '12 at 16:04
Your filter needs to include only the from addresses where you would like to see this behavior. The place where you designate from is the screen just prior to designating Always mark as important – dmcgill50 Oct 9 '12 at 21:21

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