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I use a lot of labels for tagging my email in googlemail, they are really useful and all that but I find that I have a label named say 'Amsterdam' which was for something that is no longer relevant but because labels are listed in alphabetical order it will push down more relevant labels which I have to scroll for.

Is there anyway of effectively archiving these labels whilst still keeping them?

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...zAmsterdam ! –  Rebecca Chernoff Oct 2 '10 at 11:38
    
That is one way I guess! If you want credit post it as an answer. It might be the only way to solve my issue. –  Toby Oct 2 '10 at 11:41
    
It wasn't really a serious suggestion. (; –  Rebecca Chernoff Oct 2 '10 at 12:04
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There are quite a lot of ways to solve your problem:

  • You can hide the label, so you don't have to see it every time: go to Settings > Labels and choose the labels you want to hide.
  • One other way would be to use nested labels. You need a root label; you can call it Old, for example. Then, rename the Amsterdam label to Old/Amsterdam. That way, the Amsterdam label will become a sublabel for Old.
  • If all you want is to archive the conversations, search for label:Amsterdam, select all the conversations and archive them.
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I don't like the idea of hiding them but the idea of nested labels I think is the answer! Cheers! –  Toby Oct 2 '10 at 11:42
    
@Toby Glad it solves your problem. I like hiding them; they're still easily accessible (there's a link below all the labels that shows the hidden ones), they're just not in my way. –  alex Oct 2 '10 at 11:47
    
I decided to use a combination of solutions 1 and 2. I created a new label called "Archived Labels", set the labels I wanted to archive as sub-labels, and then made "Archived Labels" hidden. –  Ajedi32 Nov 8 '12 at 15:00
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