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When you send a message from Gmail (I usually use cntrl+enter or do it from Mailbox) it appears in your inbox. Is it possible to create a label or use something similar to automatically archive sent messages?

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Yes there is a way to archive the sent mail in Gmail. How to create the filter:

Go to settings in Gmail.

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Go to the Filters tab and select Create a new filter.

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Enter your email address in the From section and proceed by selecting Create filter with this search.

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Now tick Skip the inbox (Archive it) and also tick Apply the label and select New label enter image description here

Create a name for the label like Sent_Archive enter image description here

Proceed with Create Filter enter image description here

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This didn't work for me, in that it did apply the label, but did not move the messages out of the Sent Mail folder. – Kev Jun 24 '15 at 19:21

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