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

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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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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 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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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 IFTTT Time Trigger/Suppressor

I am looking for a way to send me an SMS text messages when emails are sent to me from a specific sender with a specific subject during business hours. I do not want to receive these text messages off ...
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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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Getting the original sender address from third party email service

I receive a lot of email messages from a third party service, so every email comes with a from emailaddress@email.com via third party. How do I get the email and send my automated response to the ...
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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 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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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 - 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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“Doesn't have” filter for from field not applying

I am using filters to better organize my emails. What I am trying to do , I believe, is relatively straight forward but I am not getting the result I'm looking for. I get emails from ...
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How can I bulk/mass forward emails in Gmail using contacts lists in a search/filter manner?

One of my Gmail accounts receives too much spam and I want to abandon it and use a new one. For this I want to specify that if any one from my contact lists sends an email to my current email account, ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to know what Gmail filters apply to a given email?

I have so many filters that I don't know which ones are making some emails skip the inbox. Is there a way to know the filters that match a given email?
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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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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 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 ...
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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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Filtering Gmail by day of the week

I currently receive emails every weekday from a service I subscribe to. These quickly clog up my inbox however, so I've decided that while the information I receive is important to my work, I only ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I save messages from a particular sender in a particular folder in Gmail?

A particular sender (an advertising company) sends a lot of emails daily into my Gmail inbox. Now those mails are important to me, since I am interested in their ads, but every time it is not possible ...
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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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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 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, 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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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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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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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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In Gmail, can I base my “send from” address on a filter/label?

In short: In Gmail, is there a way to let the "send from" address change automatically depending on which label the mail has? In long: I have 4 accounts connected to Gmail. Lets say ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gmail filter “has the word” stopped working?

I am receiving emails with test results from overnight automation testing. I used different filters to label all testing emails. One of them is to make failed email with red label—easy to see if ...
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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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How to use boolean AND and NOT operators in Gmail search

I'm trying to find mails that have one address in the recipients but another not in it. I'm trying things like from:address1@gmail.com and not from:address2@gmail.com and from:(address1@gmail.com and ...
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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 ...