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I created a filter in Gmail, but forgot to apply it to already existing messages. Is there any way to apply filters to existing messages?

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Also apply filter to xx matching conversations. option is available next to search filter in gmail

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Yes, I know that. But if the filter already exists, how do I apply it? –  petersohn Apr 9 '13 at 12:15
    
Go to settings , filters tab... Click edit... use the same settings ( change if required ) and click continue... In this step you can update the filter by checking also apply filter for existing matching conversations ... –  Vignesh Apr 9 '13 at 12:51
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