Methods to include or exclude certain emails or messages from landing in your inbox or search results.

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Filtering archived messages in Gmail

I've done a lot of searching and experimenting with this and can't make it work. Basically I, like most, get a lot of email that isn't spam but isn't interesting. I read the first line preview and ...
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How can I filter and label emails that are sent to a mailing list (which I am a part of)?

My current Gmail e-mail address is a part of a bunch of mailing lists that I need to be a part of. The problem is that I don't know what they are and they are always changing. So, how can I have it ...
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How can I filter someone else's list of contacts in LinkedIn by location?

When I view someone else's list of contacts in LinkedIn, if I want to filter these by location or other variable...is this possible?
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Can I have Google search results always filtered?

Is there a way to have Google search results always filtered? I am constantly clicking on "only show results from the past year" and I would like to make this default.
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How to make Gmail receive email only from one account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to implement a white-list-based system in Gmail? I want to make my Gmail account filter out all incoming email, save for those from a particular address, so that ...
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How can I grab all email addresses associated with a “label” in Gmail? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Get e-mail addresses from Gmail messages received In Gmail, you can tag one or more emails with a Label: I know I can select the label to see the emails in question, ...
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Can I configure a Gmail filter to work only during certain hours?

The company I work for uses Gmail for our company mail and I have my phone setup with push mail etc. This is great, but there are some kinds of email I really don't want to know about when I'm not at ...
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Gmail custom filter shortcut

These days I'm getting so many spam emails, so I go to "filter message like this" -> From "sender's id" ->next step -> "Also apply filter to n conversations below" -> create filter. Above ...
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Why does GMail still process incoming emails after I've deleted a filter?

I've a problem with Gmail. Long time ago, I created a filter for incoming e-mails with a specific address, and gave them a specific label. A few weeks ago, I've deleted the filter and my filter-list ...
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How can I remove spam filtering in Gmail? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the spam filter in Gmail? Is there any way disable the spam folder and let all my messages come to my inbox?
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Make Gmail send automatic canned responses for email it gets via POP

I have email from my personal domain POP'ed by my Gmail account. It works beautifully, except that it can't seem to do auto-replies. That means that I can't have an away message when I'm on vacation. ...
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Gmail: using filters to delete all messages that match [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I perform the same action on all results of a label/search in Gmail? In Gmail, I have a bunch of messages under a label that I want to delete (basically all the ...
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Is it possible to do a web search filtered for the user's comprehension level?

Do any of the major search engines support a filter to indicate the comprehension level of the user and thus to filter out content beyond their scope? So for example, if someone wanted to find results ...
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Is there a way to specify more precise site category in Google Search?

Is there a Google Search feature to show results from a very specific category? For example, show only results from software company websites, or social networking websites, etc. I am aware of a few ...
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Blocking stupid videos on YouTube

There are a lot of really stupid/trolly/fake videos on YouTube. I'd like to blacklist them forever when I see them, so I don't accidentally click on them in the future, and maybe block the uploader, ...
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How do you test and save filters in Gmail New Look?

It seems that with the change to the Gmail UI, the filter creation function is merely a pop-down menu. If I actually try to test a filter, it'll show me the results... but only once. After showing ...
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Use same filter for several pipes on Yahoo! Pipes

In Yahoo! Pipes I want to use one master pipe that runs some filters for RSS feeds. These filters should then be used in individual pipes for RSS feeds I create. Example: Filter-Pipe: Filter out ...
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Performing calculations using filters within a GMail account

Is it possible to perform calculations using filters within a GMail account? I've been received receipts for various tickets, and I want to calculate the number of people who paid a certain amount of ...
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Google Reader statistics and filter

I have over 200 subscriptions in my Google Reader and I'm reading almost 300 RSS entries everyday. So my problem is to determine most powerful sources for me. So what I need to see is the statistics ...
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Reject an email addressed to too many recipients in Gmail

Is there anyway to reject an email that is addressed to more than 5 recipients and have it bounce back to the sender with gmail? This is a long shot. Essentially I just don’t like receiving these “hey ...
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Why indefinite loop is not working in Gmail forwarding?

I have created 2 new mail-id's, nullable1@gmail.com nullable2@gmail.com And I created a filter in both mail-ids, So as to forward the nullable2's incoming mail to nullable1 and vice versa. ...
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Gmail internal Mail Filters

I have a set of filters that auto add emails sent within a particular domain as 'internal' e.g. if me@example.com sends an email to boss@example.com, it is tagged internal The problem is, my filter ...
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Advanced Gmail filter criteria

I have a couple on-going conversation threads in Gmail with a number of different people. Is there a way to setup a filter so that it will add a label if the body of any new, unread email contains my ...
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How to filter messages in Hotmail?

I am forwarding my Hotmail account's email to my Gmail account, and it's working fine. Does anyone know to add filters like Gmail does? For example: like when it forward the email to any other ...
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Gmail filter criteria being ignored - always mark as important

My Gmail Priority Mailbox was working pretty good until about a week ago. I have a filter as per the following: Matches: from:(sample@network.net) subject:(Sample Subject) Do this: Apply label ...
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How do I search within an attachment in Gmail?

Gmail allows me to search using the operator as has:attachment *.txt How do I further filter this to search for a specific word in a file? E.g. to search for a PDF that contains the word ...
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Better Mailing List Filter Management for GMail

I once subscribed to so many mailing lists looong time ago, and then I filtered those emails and grouped them into a sort of organisation/based on my interest, but then when I got time I unsubscribed ...
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How can I write a Gmail filter that matches on the number of email addresses in the “To” field?

I'm trying to figure out how I can write a filter for Gmail that will match on the number of email addresses in the "To" field (plan to do the same for the "Cc" field as well, so if it counts both, ...
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Filter messages with (no subject) in Gmail

Is there any workaround or way to filter or search for messages that have no subject line? I can see there is no way to filter messages when some field is "missing".
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Is there a way to filter messages into a certain folder in Yahoo! Mail?

Is there a way to filter messages into a certain folder in Yahoo! Mail (much similar to what is available in Gmail)?
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When connecting Twitter and Facebook, can posts be filtered?

I have both Facebook and Twitter accounts. I also use Linkedin. If I want a tweet to appear in my LinkedIn profile, I add the hashtag #in. Is there a way to do something similar with feeding ...
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Filtering Twitter feeds - removing @ posts from the feed

Is there a way to filter Twitter feeds so that I do not see the @replies of a given user? For example, I [generally] do not want to see the "@reply thanks"-type messages from companies to followers.
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Block videos from certain users on YouTube

YouTube itself does not provide such functionality to block a user from being able to see a certain video. Is there another way to accomplish this?
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Filter/hide online news that match criteria

I read the news through some of the most important online newspapers. I am tired of reading always some of the most boring (for me) news that include always the same words; "football", "crisis", ...
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Is there a way to filter tweets?

There is a certain young singer who I do not like but who is very popular on twitter. Is there some way I can block tweets (aka make them invisible) so I don't have to look at his name anymore, and ...
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Filter out Google Calendar invites from people not in my contact list

How do I set up a filter in Gmail account so that invitations from people not in my contact list are automatically deleted (and the event removed from my calendar)?
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Gmail filters based on label and starred

Is it possible to create filters based on Labels and starred/un-starred status in Gmail or any other app (Android or GNU/Linux)? My specific problem is this: I want to delete mails labelled lists ...
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Forward only important mail in Gmail

Is there a way to forward (or to get in any other way) the important mail as they arrive (or shortly after that) from the priority inbox to another mail account without forwarding the unimportant ...
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Routing my mail server through Google Spam filters

I've been told in the past that Google had a free spam filter service. The service would allow me to point my MX records to Google, then they would forward all cleaned mail to my server. Is this ...
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Gmail Mute Filter

Is it possible to use Gmail filters to Mute a conversation? I've tried using a filter to Skip the Inbox, but when someone else replies to the original email it ends up in the Inbox again.
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Gmail: Filtering subjects with NOT(-)

I want to filter every message that is sent to a mailing list, except those that begin(or just contain) "Re:" In "Has the words" I've put. subject:(mailing-list) subject:(-re) However that will ...
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GMail Filter - Trash or Spam?

If I create a gmail filter that makes emails coming from certain email ID (say abc@gmail.com) skip my inbox and go to trash. Now suppose gmail spam detector finds that this mail looks like spam. Then ...
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Gmail filter for dates?

Is there a filter in Gmail that will sort your emails by date? For example if you get filters from address "X" on a certain day of the week, can you create a folder for just that mail (with an ...
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How to filter out jobs offers from Bangalore/India in LinkedIn?

In my LinkedIn account I am a member of many professional groups where different discussions, job ads etc are posted. However I would like to filter out all job ads that come from India, Bangalore ...
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How do spam filters work?

Aside from using keywords, what other evidence is taken into consideration in the algorithm that detects whether an email sent is a spam email and not an legit one? Like if I sent an email to my ...
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Using formula (i.e. number calculation) in Gmail filter

I've been getting coupon offers from half a dozen of sites. Is it possible to use a formula like "If there is a number that is larger than 60, then remove". This means that all coupons which cost ...
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How can I filter Amazon.com results to exclude 3rd party merchants?

I'd like to search Amazon.com for products that Amazon sells without having to see all the third party merchants products. I've tried using some userscripts and some chrome extensions that claim to ...
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How do I filter PayPal emails in Gmail?

I have a donation button on my website. Donation emails from PayPal are marked "From:" the person who donated. How can I create a filter in Gmail to filter these emails into a label? (I'd do it by ...
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How do I write a combined advanced gmail filter?

I would like to create a filter in gmail as: to:@mycompany.com OR from:@mycompany.com However when I attempt to create or edit a filter I am given a form with individual fields and cannot find a ...
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Netflix filter / review downloads?

Is it possible to either filter or at least review netflix movie downloads based on criteria like movie rating, nudity, obscenity, violence, etc?