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 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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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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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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Send a copy of outbound messages to another address

Is there a way to have a copy of any message sent from a Gmail account sent to another address? I've got any messages coming to my address copied to another (see this question for one solution, ...
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forwarding mail when an individual is not CCed

I have a client who often forgets to CC my boss. I'd like to set up a Gmail filter that detects when he isn't in the To/CC fields for e-mails from this client and forwards a copy to him. Is this ...
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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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Can you create rules in Gmail?

In MS Outlook, you can create rules so different kinds of mail can go in different folders. Can you do the same thing in Gmail, so all your emails from a list go in a specific subfolder instead of ...
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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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How to separate out Gmail email from addresses in contact list

I get very little spam email - Gmail handles this wonderfully well. However, I get a lot of mail that isn't spam but are things like notifications from mailing lists and mail order workflow stuff. ...
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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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How can I filter out mailing list threads where I participate in?

I subscribe to a mailing list, where a large number of messages are posted each day. I don't want these mails to disturb me, so I've set up a filter that automatically moves these messages to a ...
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Search Gmail for emails with no text (except for signature)

I want to create a Gmail filter that uses the Canned Responses labs feature to automatically send a reply to messages that have no text in the body, apart from any signatures. How can I do this?
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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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Adding a label to outgoing mail, gmail also moves it to the inbox

I have a filter which adds a label, applied to both from: and to: addresses. When I compose a new mail (not reply) matched by that filter the label is correctly applied, but the mail also ends up in ...
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Can I dismiss Gmail's warning about my filter forwarding my mail?

I set up a filter on my personal gmail that forwards all mail from a certain domain to my work email. When I saved the filter, the following notification popped up at the top of my window: ("Your ...
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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 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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Is there a way to block recipients in Gmail?

I'm not looking to block senders, I'm looking to block recipients. For instance, I've occasionally hit Reply and written an email to an address of the type do-not-reply@domain.com, ...
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Is it possible for there to be multiple labels to emails in gmail?

If an email applies to more than one filter (with associated label) will the email display all the labels for the relevant filters?
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How to add filter and label to group in Gmail contacts?

I have my Gmail contacts sorted into groups. In my mail I also have labels associated with filters-for specific people I have a filter associated with a label. For the filter creation, how do I ...
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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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Adding rules that filter email by their content-type in Gmail

I am currently being swamped with Russian spam so I followed several tutorials to create a custom filter but the last step is eluding me. My current filter looks like this: Has the words: ...
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Gmail internal Mail Filters

I have a set of filters that auto add emails sent within a particular domain as 'internal' e.g. if me@example.com sends an email to boss@example.com, it is tagged internal The problem is, my filter ...
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Better Mailing List Filter Management for Gmail

I once subscribed to so many mailing lists looong time ago, and then I filtered those emails and grouped them into a sort of organisation/based on my interest, but then when I got time I unsubscribed ...
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In Gmail, can I base my “send from” address on a filter?

In short: In Gmail, is there a way to let the "send from" address change automatically depending on which of my accounts it was sent to? In long: I recently joined a team (of developers) and they ...
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Stop Gmail from running all filters

Has anyone figured out how to get Gmail to stop processing filters once a condition is met? I would like to avoid having certain messages potentially get multiple labels. As great as Gmail is, the ...
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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 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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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 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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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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Pause/suspend a Gmail filter

I have a number of Gmail filters acting on my incoming e-mail. I'm trying to find a way to "pause" a filter. By that I mean to temporarily turn it off without deleting it. (Some are fairly detailed ...
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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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Gmail Mute Filter

Is it possible to use Gmail filters to Mute a conversation? I've tried using a filter to Skip the Inbox, but when someone else replies to the original email it ends up in the Inbox again.
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Filtering tagged and untagged gmail messages

I am currently switching over to using "tagged" gmail addresses - for example, using name+amazon@gmail.com for my amazon email, name+newegg@gmail.com for my newegg account, etc. However, because I am ...
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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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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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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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How can I reorder Gmail filters?

I have more than 20 filters, how can I easily reorder them?
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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 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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Is there a way to search labels based on stemming in Gmail?

Say I have the label Home/Family/Kids and Home/Family, is there any search expression that can match both of these with a single term? For example, I want to use a search query like ...