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

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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is there a Gmail filter for creating Chrome bookmarks using URL links in an email message?

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 use filters (or any ...
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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@example.com, anything@example.com, etc. As it is, all ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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gmail search top level domain but not search in sender id

I'm being spammed a lot lately from *@*.in domains I know how to create a filter so I can auto delete those messages. But I need a search that only searches in the mail address. for example if i use ...
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Gmail filter which removes a label

I've actually 2 questions. The first one, simpler: is it still possible to create filter manually with a Boolean string or do we have to use the filter tool (the form it comes out when you create or ...
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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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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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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 ...