Pre-made or user-made sets of rules that perform different actions on incoming or outgoing emails in Gmail.

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Creating filters for listservs

I know how to create filter for specific mailing list but I want the filter to avoid directly archiving mails which have my mail id in it or my name. Either in the cc or to. Any idea how I can do ...
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Automatic Gmail labels based on sender

Is there some way to make Gmail apply a label to incoming mail automatically based on the sender? For instance if Bob is my client, and all contact I have with Bob is work-related, can I make Gmail ...
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Gmail automatic list filtering

Is there a way to get Gmail to automatically assign tags to conversations if they come from a mailing list? It would be a start if Gmail could apply say a "Lists" label to all lists, but even better ...
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Search for “!” in Gmail subject

Does anyone know if in Gmail you can search all messages that have an exclamation mark in the subject? I would like to create a filter that adds a red ! label to the messages that have an exclamation ...
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Can I filter incoming mail based on membership in a circle?

With the addition of circles to Gmail, I'd like to be able filter emails from members of various circles, ostensibly to apply a label to those emails. I know I can open a circle and see all the ...
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Labeling everything that is auto-forwarded from a (non-Gmail) account

I've got several email accounts, but I always set them up to be auto forwarded to the main one, so I always check just one inbox. This is awesome, but sometimes I need labels to organize and ...
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Gmail: Is it possible to label forwarded messages? [duplicate]

I have two Gmail addresses. Address X is obsolete, and I want to forward emails that X gets to address Y. (I intend to abandon X and only use Y.) The problem is that I want messages that came from X ...
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How to have a particular address load with a label in Gmail?

We use webmail for my company (using gmail). It is correctly set to throw anything that comes into @joebowcompany.com into the main processing account. Without labeling recipients and without ...
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Automatically applying a label to an outgoing recipient who already has a label

I'd like to have a piece of outgoing mail to a recipient who already has a label without using the "apply label" button. I tried creating a filter that has a "to" and "from" to apply a label, and that ...
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Apply “Inbox” label in Gmail

I have a rule setup in Outlook to "redirect" certain emails to my Gmail account. When they arrive they do not go into my inbox and end up without the "Inbox" label. Is it possible to apply the ...
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How do you auto-archive chat/hangout messages in Gmail?

I use hangouts on Android and on the desktop (browser extension) and these messages periodically appear in my Gmail inbox. So every day I'm having to manually archive all these hangout messages that ...
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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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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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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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Match archive/read status of duplicate e-mails

Unfortunately, I tend to get a lot of duplicate e-mails: same sender, same subject, same content. Gmail recognizes the duplication, and minimizes these e-mails when I view them, so I’d like to tap ...
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Add an artificial “label” in the Gmail label list?

Because I extensively use the new Inbox by Gmail, and it's feature to bundle certain emails in my inbox once a day/week, but I also still use the standard Gmail, I like to see what's really in my ...
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Suppressing notification for emails from certain senders

I use sound notification for incoming mail in Gmail. There are some senders whose emails are not that urgent, so I avoid notification by marking their messages read upon arrival, using a filter. It is ...
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How to show all labels assigned to Gmail message?

I have mail that is coming in that I don't see in my inbox but when I look at "All Mail" I see it. How can I tell why it is not in my inbox or what labels have been assigned to it. Any way to tell ...
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Filter by domain and subdomain separately in Google Apps email

I want to setup a mail filter to filter my catchall email by their domain and subdomain only. I've tried the obvious way of to:example.com for the primary domain and another filter ...
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Is there a way to search/filter gmail emails by the absolute domain without subdomains (e.g. google.com, but not plus.google.com)

Is there a way to search/filter gmail emails by the absolute domain without subdomains? If just do a search/filter on from:@google.com it includes all subdomains like plus.google.com, ...
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Applying Filters to ONLY New Message Body

I use filtering to tag email tasks as "In Progress" or "Done" etc. by parsing the body of the message. Sometimes I remove tags manually because the task is, after-all, not done, and needs further work ...
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Can Gmail apply a default filter to a mail that otherwise has no other filter that will be applied?

I know that all mails already have an inbox label applied, but I want the label exclusive of all my other filters. I want to be able to keep track of all emails that will not otherwise be labeled so ...
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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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Forward all outgoing gmail to another gmail address [duplicate]

How can one set up a filter to forward automatically all outgoing gmail messages? I have been able to set up an automatic forward of all incoming gmail, but for outgoing I set up a filter, and it ...
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Forward from a gmail filter without approval [duplicate]

I am looking to set up an alias that auto forwards to another address. At this point, I have set up an alias address and then created a rule that if an email comes in addressed to the alias, ...
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Create Gmail filter for subject lines containing UTF-8 special characters

Lately I'm receiving a lot of spam that contains animations in the subject lines. Here is an example, from the source of a message, of a subject line containing animating fireworks. Subject: ...
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How do I auto-reply to text messages received through Google Voice?

I recently got a new phone number, and I want people who contact me at my old number to be automatically informed of my new number. I've ported my old phone number to Google Voice and set up a ...
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Gmail outgoing email filtering

I have the following problem. Basicaly, I have several email accounts - one for my uni, one for my job, a personal one etc. I primarly use Gmail, so I have all my emails redirected to this single ...
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How to setup Gmail filter based on information in the header?

We are getting a very persistent person(s) who continually are spoofing a company employees e-mail address with criminal intent. They attempt to e-mail other people in the company trying to trick them ...
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Gmail filter with regular expressions

I use Gmail and I'm receiving lots of emails I want to filter. They all have in common that the subject is like these: Some words - r1234 - Some more words Some words - r987665 - Some more words Some ...
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label incoming emails from a different account in Gmail

Assume I have created a label called "example@university.ac.uk" and I also have that account in my Gmail account, i.e. I can receive and send emails from it. How do I send all the received emails ...
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When is it okay to use “label:”, “in:”, or “is:” in a Gmail Filter?

When you try to use any of the queries label:, in:, or is: in a Gmail filter, you will see the following warning: Warning: Filter searches containing "label:", "in:", or "is:" criteria are not ...
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Creating a filter to color the incoming email — not the “star label”

Does Gmail have the ability to create a filter, based on sender, to "color" the incoming email? For example, in my email window, I want to see all emails coming from my boss in red (not the label’s ...
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Gmail: set up filter to run when out of office

Is it possible in Gmail to set up a filter which only runs when the out of office/vacation responder is turned on? The reason I want this is to be able to forward potentially important emails, but ...
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Creating a filter in Gmail that applies more than 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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Gmail permanently delete a message via a filter

When choosing to delete an email via a filter, the message is sent to the trash. Is there any way to permanently delete it instead? I tried deleting it twice with two different filters (the logic is ...
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How to mark junkmail as spam in Corporate Gmail

Our office administrator booked me for some travel through Travelocity and provided my email address. Now my inbox is filling up with spam from Travelocity (multiple pieces of junk a day on a low ...
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Gmail Filter Not Forwarding Email

I have a Gmail filter set up to forward some emails to another account. The filter is correctly finding all of the incoming emails and is labeling them "WAVE" as it is supposed to. But it is not ...
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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 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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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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Creating a list of contacts from generated emails [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Get e-mail addresses from Gmail messages received I teach a class on using Mathematica, and in the first "lab", the students enter their email address, and these are ...
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Filter new mail based on action performed on previous ones of the same conversation

I keep receiving emails sent to mailing lists which I subscribe, some of them are interested to me while other are not. So, I want to set up the filter which mark an email as unimportant when I mark ...
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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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How can I make all forwarded emails go into a designated folder?

I use my own Gmail but get forwards from someone else. I would like to automatically take emails that I get forwarded from that person and put them in a folder. Any help?
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Can Gmail forward mail to only one of two places?

I'd like to forward incoming Gmail to exactly one of two places, depending on the sender, something like this: If the sender is a.com or z.com, forward only to myid@firstforward.com and delete. If ...
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Filter to move email to the “sent folder”

Is it possible to create a Gmail filter to redirect incoming email (those sent by me to me) to the "sent" folder? I use a VBA script to send email from Excel through smtp.googlemail.com. ...
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Setting up a custom filter on Gmail / sync desktop contacts with Google contacts

We have an awful lot of our incoming emails in Gmail going into junk. Can I set up a filter that will say: if I have previously sent emails to a person then never mark it as spam? I'm aware that if ...
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What takes precedence? My Gmail filter or Gmail's spam detection?

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's spam detector finds that a message from this address ...
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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 ...