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

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Gmail Filtering: How to filter by messages, not by conversation?

I have been emailing my Gmail account error messages from a project I am working on. I am trying to use GMail filters/labels to sort out the class of errors. But because the subject line is ...
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Gmail filter for specific day of the week

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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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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Gmail filter to disable POP for specific messages

I have a filter in place for certain messages I don't want to be made available via POP. I don't want to delete them but I don't want them downloaded via POP either. The current filter is "skip the ...
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Gmail Filter for Empty/Missing/Blank/Null Subject field [duplicate]

Does anybody know how to configure this filter in Gmail? I've tried various things like just having quotes, (no subject), subject:(no subject), etc. I realized that doesn't work because when you ...
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Auto inbox label removing on multiple labeled emails

I created some filters to labeling my e-mails in Gmail, but all of these multiple label mails have inbox label too! Question: How can I remove inbox label on labeled emails? (With this configuration ...
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Custom filter Gmail emails on receiving, mark as important if phrase is found, archive if not [duplicate]

We subscribe to a request for information press service, were they send us 15 / 20 emails a day (each with 20 or so queries in them) which are all request from reporters / journalists, asking for an ...
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How to search/filter emails in Gmail according to recipients

I know this tutorial: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7190 But when I use the TO: operator (TO:myemail@myemail.com), I get also emails where is used myemail@myemail.com for CC or BCC.
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Gmail filter not working when subject field is too long

I receive lots of emails in my Gmail account that are sent to a group teamname@mydomain.com and look like this: Author: ... Date: ... New Revision: ... Added (or Modified or Removed): ... Log: ... ...
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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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Test Filters in GMail

I recently set up my primary Gmail account to serve as a central hub for a number of my old addresses. I added a number of filters to apply labels and force most messages to bypass the inbox. I've ...
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Filter to act on already filtered message

so, my current problem is that I want to filter an email after it is already moved to a specific label. Label A Sublabel aa Sublabel bb Sublabel cc What I want to do is after the email has been ...
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Filter field “to” contains word

I'd like to make filter like: to:*spam*@domain.com. It was possible couple years ago. But now there is another story: Gmail doesn't recognize special search characters like [ ], ( ), &, #, *, ...
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How to apply a filter to incoming emails with a certain label?

Applying a filter to labels can be done to mails already in the inbox (filter> containing words> label:label-wanted) but what about incoming emails? That would be really useful, as we can't filter ...
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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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Forwarding from one Gmail account to another ends up with apparently inconsistent 'deliveredto:'

I am consolidating several Gmail accounts (leaf accounts) in on central account (e.g., central@gmail.com). When faced with the choice between : Forwarding from each leaf account to the central ...
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How to filter messages from people not in my contacts?

Suppose someone sends me an email. If he is not in my contact list, I want his mail will go in a "Stranger" label. How to create filter for this this label?
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Auto Create a task from a Gmail via filter label

Is there a way to label an Email w/the word task, email it to myself and have it added to my tasks list automatically. I know I can open the email and add tasks but I'd like to do this via a filter ...
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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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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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Gmail label rule works odd when “to” is empty

I've got a label rule that labels everything that comes to a specified email (I manage more than one address inside Gmail). Then I've got a rule that removes from inbox everything with that label and ...
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Gmail Label Error

How can I not have the emails of a gmail label show up in my inbox? I know this has been posted before, but I will elaborate. I have 2 gmail accounts (lets call them A and B), I am always logged ...
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How do I reset all my filters / labels / categories on Gmail?

I have a considerable number of Social and Promotions emails that keep going into the Spam folder, and many others are wrongly assigned to Updates and Promotions while they should be in Primary. How ...
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Filter for Labels duplicates messages when read in Thunderbird

I am using Thunderbird to read Gmail messages. I created a few filters on Gmail which put special labels on specific messages. This way the messages appear in their own folders when I read them in ...
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Filtering based on multiple labels in Gmail

I have some labels which are logically related. I'd like to filter those and put them in a second inbox by enabling multiple inbox lab feature. Is there a possible way to do that? Additional info: ...
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Filing to labels in Gmail

With all of Gmail's changes, I've lost the ability to file my emails into my created labels. Instead, they now stay in my inbox, with the named label listed on the subject line; thus voiding the ...
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Nest one label under another without losing filters

I have 2 existing labels in my Gmail account. I would like to make one of them a child label of another. I have a set of complicated filters attached to the would-be child label, so I don't want to ...
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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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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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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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Why is this mail in Gmail skipping my inbox?

I added a filter to an incoming email and it said "Apply to 79 other messages". I didn't see where these other messages existed. After applying the label, I now see these messages in that label. I am ...
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How can I edit SmartLabel filters in Gmail?

I'm using the Gmail labs feature which adds SmartLabels such as "Promotion" and "Social Update" to relevant emails. I would like all SmartLabel emails archived/inbox skipped and all given a label ...
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Is it possible to forward all emails from a contact in Gmail if said contact has multiple email addresses? If so, how?

My flatmate and I recently signed up for a shared T-Mobile plan because it was cheaper than having separate ones. I am the main account holder so all of the bills and stuff go to my email address. ...
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Gmail - problem with Hangout and filters

I've set up filter in Gmail to label all mails/chats/hangouts with my wife. Filter is quite simple: from:her-email-address@gmail.com set label "Wife" never send to spam But now every ...
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Gmail's label and skip the inbox filter

I am using Gmail. I want incoming mail that matches a label to skip the inbox. This does not seem to work. The instructions from Gmail include the following: To keep organized, many people like ...
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Forward Gmail via Filter to 3rd Party Email Address

I'd like to be able to forward specific emails (identified via a Filter) to my TripIt account for points tracking. It seems as if the only way to auto-forward in Gmail is if you own the email address ...
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gmail auto response to all people included on original email (to, cc and bcc)

I need to use an auto response to emails that are sent from few email addresses or that contain a specific topic. I'm able to auto respond only to the sender of such emails using canned responses and ...
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Gmail Filter: my email is on cc vs to list

How can I create these two filters in Gmail? Filter 1: I am on the To: list -> apply label 1 Filter 2: I am on the cc: list -> skip inbox, apply label 2
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Making Gmail filter out spam based on spamassassin headers

I have an email account that forwards mail to my Gmail account. It looks like that Gmail is less strict to the emails that are forwarded to it compared to those that come to Gmail directly. It means ...
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Can I make a list of mail senders in Gmail? [duplicate]

Can I make a list of people who send me mail in gmail? If so, How Can I do that?
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Gmail's filters for auto-labeling outgoing mail

I'm getting my mail in Gmail from base account and four additional accounts, fetched via POP3. For each account Gmail offered (when adding) auto-labelling mechanism, which I used. This seems to be ...
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Forward All Except Filter in Gmail

I'm using Gmail Forwarding to forward all messages to another account. However I have about 50 email addresses in a filter that I do not want forwarded. I don't want to mark these messages as spam, ...
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Gmail, how to forward email to group using a filter

I run the office lotto syndicate. I get a results email that I want to detect via a filter, and forward to a group containing the lotto syndicate members. Is this possible? I can't seem to figure ...
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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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Gmail filter to mark all incoming mail as read

I would like to create a filter to mark all incoming mail as read in gmail (I find the read/unread indicators distracting for my workflow) Is there an easy way to do this? I tried using a filter ...
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How to filter gmail threads with less than certain number of replies?

I'm trying to create a filter to label Gmail threads that have less than a certain number of replies. Is there a way to do that?
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How to sort gmail emails but have unread appear in inbox

That title is a bit of a mouthful. Anyhow my issue is this: I can automatically apply labels to certain types of emails as they come into my inbox; but I have to file them away separately once I'm ...
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How to create filters in Gmail with “OR” condition in “Has the words”

I need to create a filter with an OR condition in Has the words to return results where either one of the specified words occurs in the body of the mail. How to achieve this in Gmail?
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Gmail's filter for SPAM folder and/or keywords in multiple fields

Gmail's filters are either very weak or I don't understand, how to create just a bit more complex ones. In particular, how can I create a filter, that will match: messages in SPAM folder (as well ...
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Can I set Gmail filters from Thunderbird?

I am in the process of moving all my email filters to Gmail, using their Filter features. Right now, all of my filters are inside Thunderbird and now I have to make each filter again from scratch. ...