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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to filter all emails sent VIA domain.com [duplicate]

I keep receiving spam mails from different senders using different domain names (e.g. newsletter@buyerkart.info via utilityinbox.com). I could create a filter to catch all mail from ...
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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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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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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 can potentionally get multiple labels. As great as Gmail is, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Gmail filters for conversations I am participating in

I often participate in open-source mailing lists such as python-ideas. These mailing lists are usually run by a software called Mailman, which unfortunately doesn't have a feature that is really ...
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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 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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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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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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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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label incoming emails from a different account in Gmail

Assume I have created a label called "example@university.ac.uk" and I also have that account in my Gmail account, i.e. I can receive and send emails from it. How do I send all the received emails ...
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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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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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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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Does Gmail calculate email storage per plus sign or alias address?

With Gmail you can arrange additional address aliases by appending + and any arbitrary string to your original login. Example: original account: johndoe@gmail.com sample aliases: ...
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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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Filter replies to a mailing list in Gmail

i have a company wide mail list (company-all@example.com) from which important messages are sent time to time. What isn't important is the dolts who reply all to this address. Is there a way to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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. ...