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

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Is it possible to create a Gmail filter that works on headers other than From, To, Subject?

I've forwarded one of my really old email addresses to Gmail. I'd like to create a filter so that any mail to that old address is always labeled properly in Gmail. I can create a Gmail filter with ...
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How can I filter my Gmail messages that aren't labeled?

I'd like to sort all of my Gmail messages that don't have label, so I can process them (I miss some every now and then). I can sort by every label by clicking on it at the left, but how do you sort ...
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In what order are filters processed in Gmail?

If I have multiple filters that match the same email do they all get processed? If so, in what order are they processed? What if the first filter matched modifies the email to make it match (or no ...
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How to specify “OR” conditions for Gmail filter

How can I filter messages in Gmail using boolean OR conditions? For example, I can specify addresses in the To: or From: fields, but this only matches emails that meet both criteria. How can I match ...
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Is it possible to create a Gmail filter that works on arbitrary headers?

(Not a dup: this very similar question really asks about the DeliveredTo header). Bugzilla provides a number of headers telling you why you received a mail, such as X-Bugzilla-Reason. How can I ...
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How can I reorder Gmail filters?

I have more than 20 filters, how can I easily reorder them?
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Is there a way to filter RSS feeds in Google Reader?

I have a number of busy RSS feeds for which I only find a subset of the messages to be of interest to me. Is there a way to configure Google reader to only display certain RSS items that match ...
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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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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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Why doesn't the Gmail “mute” button show up for me?

In Gmail, there's a nice feature where you can "mute" a thread so that new replies on it no longer get marked as new, so that you aren't bothered by them any more. (Supposedly. I've never actually ...
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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 can I filter incoming email based on plus addressing in Gmail?

I currently have some basic filters in Gmail, but the other day I heard someone mention you could use a plus sign in your address to filter incoming email? Can someone elaborate?
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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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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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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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Creating a filter in Gmail that applies more that one label

I've been using Filters for a while in Gmail but have always been wondering if such a feature is available. Is it possible to somehow have a Gmail filter apply more than one label? As you can see ...
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How to Filter Emails Forwarded to Gmail Alias?

I have a Google Apps email (me@business.com) set to auto-forward all mail to my personal Gmail (me@gmail.com). I have added the me@business.com address to my personal Gmail so I can send mail as ...
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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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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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How can I filter out Facebook notification emails?

I'm trying to create a filter on my Facebook email so that notifications are labeled as one category, while other account-related messages are labeled something else. The problem is that they both ...
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How can I perform the same action on all results of a label/search in Gmail?

When I search, for example, "something label:somelabel" I get 1000 results paginated by 25 (my settings). 'Select all' selects only the 25 on the current page, I would like to delete all of them ...
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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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How can I auto-delete some spam from Gmail?

I really like GMail's spam filters. However, they occasionally catch not-spam so I like to quickly scan the contents of spam folder every so often, marking "not spam" to the few messages that aren't ...
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Is there an API for searching only recently indexed webpages?

I'm looking for an API that allows me to do a web search query, but filtered by how recently the page was published or indexed (could be indexed by Google or Yahoo! or anyone that indexes a similar ...
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In Gmail can I set up a filter for all messages between a group of people?

I run a choir consisting of a few friends (12 to be precise) and we tend to communicate via mass email to each other. I want to set up a filter in GMail so that it will label all emails to do with ...
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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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Automating filter rule creation in gmail?

I get cases where I start getting e-mails from people I am not interested in getting. These are not SPAM, just boring e-mails. In such cases I tend to create the filter rule that makes all the ...
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Gmail filter not from address conversation

I created a filter that matches all the automated messages sent from a service, marks them as read, archives them (skips the inbox), and adds an "Automated" label. This works great most of the time, ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Google Spreadsheets Filter() - referencing source array in criteria

The filter() function looks through a source array, and filters it according to condition =FILTER(A:A,ISNUMBER(A:A)) My source array is a rather long formula, so i end up repeating the same formula ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 to block mails from a specific server in Gmail

I am getting mails daily from different mail address like ry8029@fastmail.fm or ry1532@outlook.com etc. Since the mail IDs change daily, I can't filter those mails. I checked the emails’ origin. ...
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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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Filter Facebook notifications?

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a greasemonkey script or something for Firefox which will either filter, or indicate my notifications in Facebook such that I can either: See only notifications for ...
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How can I distinguish if I have to filter emails via sender or mailinglist (provider)?

I have a similar problem to the person with this question. The e-mails I receive aren't totally unwanted though, but legitimate newsletters. They clutter my inbox though. And as the fella above I ...