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

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Using a custom star type with a Gmail filter

I have set up a Gmail filter that marks all incoming mail from a certain mailing list with a star. Right now, the filter automatically applies the standard yellow star. How can I set it to use the ...
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Gmail filter sent to group but exclude if I am copied

I am setting up filters in Gmail. I am part of a distribution group and I want any email coming to that group to be filtered and labelled. The issue is when some one sent an email to the group and CC ...
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Sort Of Complex Gmail Filter

I want to label messages in gmail according to a logic that goes something like this: from includes bob@hisdomain.com, sheila@herdomain.com, *@anotherdomain.com unless subject starts with 'Personal:' ...
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Filtering conversations matching a subject but not from a specific email

I use GMail for my Kijiji postings. (For those unaware, it's a lot like Craigslist, except it's popular in Canada!) I have a filter set up with: Matches: from:(post@kijiji.ca) subject:(Reply to your ...
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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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I want to get the email address of everyone I've had a conversation with over the last year [duplicate]

I want to send a newsletter using mailchimp to everyone I've had an email conversation with over the past year. What is the best way to export their email addresses? I only want people I've gone back ...
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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 tag, I now see these messages in that tag. I am ...
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How to automatically insert a new received email into a specific Gmail label? [duplicate]

On my Gmail account I have create a new label named: Work, now I want that when I receive a new email from some specific address (for example: myboss@example.com) these messages are automatically ...
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Gmail accounts - more than one possible?

I have a gmail account. I am now needing to set up an account to be used by a group as I have taken on a volunteer position and wish to communicate with this group of 50 or more people without it ...
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filter mail by real recipient

I have a site, say example.org. All mail to addresses like *@example.org is redirected to one account. I use gmail to get all mail from this account. I use few filters like to: ...
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Gmail - forward all emails received except from one email address

I just set up an email account for my daughter and as part of the deal for her getting an account is that I get copied on all email for the next year. I've easily set up the account to forward to me ...
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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 filter for messages received within a time window

We've set up a burglar alarm system that sends notification e-mails to a Gmail account. The issue with the burglar alarm is that it is too sensitive, and sends multiple e-mails for the same ...
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How do I execute a filter in Gmail for the current email in my inbox?

I know how to create a filter and once it's created it will execute this filter on all incoming mail. However is there a way to execute this filter on what I already have received?
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How do you create a filter in Gmail that will apply to all composed/sent messages?

While having filters to simplify the filing process of incoming messages is convenient, one of the aspects of setting rules in Outlook that seems to be missing in Gmail is the ability to set rules for ...
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Automatic labels in Gmail?

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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Send forwarded domain email to Gmail folder

I have a couple of email addresses from name@example.com that I'm forwarding to a personal Gmail account. However, I need to save disk space and move my email messages to Gmail. Is it possible to ...
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Matching Gmail filters on BCC mail

I am using Google Apps for Domains to handle my personal email. I have the following filter configured: Matches: to:(username@example.com) Do this: Skip Inbox, Mark as read, Delete it Here is the ...
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How to apply filters to existing mails in Gmail? [duplicate]

I created a filter in Gmail, but forgot to apply it to already existing messages. Is there any way to apply filters to existing messages?
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How to automatically archive and label “everything else” in Gmail priority inbox

I want everything else to skip the inbox, so I'm left with only the important messages in my inbox. I’d also like to label “everything else” so I can check it daily for anything that is important. ...
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Gmail, Prevent Multiple Filters from Matching (Folder Structure)

Is there anyway to have Gmail filters work with a nested folder ideology? Say I have a label structure that includes: "YouTube/TEDEducation", "YouTube/TruthSurge", etc. It is easy enough to match by ...
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When was Gmail filter last used?

I have several filters that date to WAAAY back. Some are twit filters. Some are to control system message for a forum I stopped participating in. However, I can't find a way to see if they're being ...
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Filtering Apache mailing list emails in Gmail

I've just subscribed to an Apache mailing list and would like to filter out the incoming emails. How do I create a filter to only receive the answers to my messages and not all posts from other ...
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Gmail labels and filters

I have a bunch of filters set up to channel certain emails; label them and skip the inbox. However, if I reveive an email that doesn't fit the filter criteria, and I label it manually, I would like ...
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Bulk editing Gmail filters

It appears to me that the only way to "bulk edit" Gmail filters is to edit the XML file. Before I attempt that (and so far I've failed at my first attempt), is there another, easier way to do this? ...
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Sending All Incoming Email to a Folder While Out of Office in Gmail

I will be away from my email for about 6 months. I don't want any of the emails in that time to be in my Inbox when I return. Is there a way to set up a filter that will send all incoming emails to ...
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Gmail Filters - How do I apply to everything in inbox (thousands) when it only matches 26 conversations at a time? [duplicate]

Someone suggested this answer..... "Go to the list of filters in Settings, edit the filter you want to run, don't change anything, and before you click Update Filter, check the box that says "Also ...
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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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Gmail filter causing duplicate message to be sent to my inbox

I have set a filter on my Gmail to ensure that all messages sent from the company website do not get marked as spam. The have the words [Rhythm Time] in the subject so are easy to identify. However, ...
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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 to filter emails from Google Docs?

Emails from Google Docs are sent from the personal email address rather than from noreply address. So when I receive a notification about that somebody has shared a document with me, I see ...
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Mass Delete GMail EMail while keeping certain addresses

I would like to delete majority of the email in my inbox. I have read ways of doing this, here is the method: Open your Web browser, head to Gmail, and sign into your account. Next to the Search the ...
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Create Dynamic Gmail Labels From the Email's Subject

Is there anyway to set up a filter that will create and apply a new label for every word in the subject line? Something like label:{subject} maybe? Obviously I wouldn't be using this for standard ...
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How can I create a filter for large attachments in Gmail? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I sort emails in GMail by size? In Gmail, how can I create a filter that will forward messages with an attachments larger than say 10MB to another account?
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Is it possible to make Gmail put incoming emails in special folders or labels automatically?

Is it possible to apply filters for incoming emails? Let's say, if an email is coming from sender1@site.com with infos in subject I want it to go to the infos1 label. I don't want the filter to be ...
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How can I have all my SmartLabel emails tagged with 1 label in Gmail? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
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Stop filtered emails from downloading with POP?

I'm using a POP3 client to download the email from my Gmail account, but I don't want all of the email, just the unfiltered email. Specifically, I receive an email every time a customer purchases ...
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filter out certain posts in Google+

How can I filter out certain posts from showing up in my Google+ feed? For example, if I don't want to see more and more posts related to "disney AND lucasfilm", is there any way that I can add such ...
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How to filter by a catch-all address in Gmail

Does anyone fathom how to setup a Gmail/Google Apps Mail filter that catches ALL destinations to a particular domain? I've tried deliveredto:*@mydomain.com and deliveredto:@mydomain.com in the ...
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Filtering Gmail for emails that include a plus sign

I know you can filter emails in Gmail by utilizing plus signs (e.g., bob+something@gmail.com). But is there a way to filter for the opposite - that is, include emails in gmail only where a plus sign ...
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Why using boolean operators returns less results in Gmail filters?

While trying to combine to Gmail filters, I noticed something strange: filter from:person@example1.com alone returns 180 results, filter from:person@example2.com alone returns 69 results, but when ...
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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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Is there a gmail filter for creating Chrome bookmarks using URL links in an email message?

The title says it all. When I am surfing the web (either from my iPhone or laptop), I would like to send links of the webpages I want to read later as emails to my gmail account. Is it possible to ...
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Gmail is automatically labeling messages

I have my university email account set up in Gmail to send and receive. Previously, I created a filter that would move all messages to foo@bar.edu to the foo@bar.edu label. I have since deleted that ...
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Is it possible to forward messages in Gmail to an unattended mailbox?

I need to add a number of filters to a Google business email account I use to receive job applications. The filters need to send certain emails to unattended mailboxes that are used to identify the ...
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Label/filter mail sent to specific recipient (or whole domain) on Gmail

I'm planning on deleting a very old domain I never use other than quite a lot as various email addresses on websites, services etc.. hello@mydomain.com, anything@mydomain.com etc. As it is, all email ...
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Sent Item filters in Gmail

My boss wants me to do this in his Gmail: "I would like to create a rule or filter that makes a copy of all of my 'Newly Composed Emails', saves them in a folder (which you can create) and when these ...
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Filter for Autoreplies in Gmail

I would like to filter my incoming Gmail messages and exclude messages that are auto-replies. I was hoping to search against for "does not have the words" X-Autoreply: yes, referencing the email ...
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Gmail Filter on Email starting with '!' deleted everything

I tried to create a filter to trash all emails from (!Athletic_Communications@sacredheart.edu) - an email address used by my school to spam us. After applying the filter to all my old messages, it ...
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Add newsletters to Labels Gmail

I have subscribed for stackexchange newsletters and i receive 8-9 newsletters per week. I want to add them to "Stackexchange" label.After reading this post , I created a filter,but don't know how to ...