Google's version of folders in the context of email organization. They are essentially tags that can be assigned to an email message. A message can have one or more labels.

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Automatic re-labelling emails

Is it possible to have Gmail automatically label emails based on existing labels? For example, I have "Follow Up" and "Waiting Response" labels. What I would like is for Gmail to automatically relabel ...
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How to create a Gmail label

I am retired. I can't get a handle on Gmail labels. Google makes the assumption that everyone works in an office. I don't and never have. And so I am not interested in 'productivity' in the ...
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Auto-create and auto-apply labels to emails depending on sender's email address

How to auto-create and auto-apply labels to emails depending on the sender email address? Example: Once I receive an email from no-reply@amazon.ca, Gmail will automatically create a new label ...
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Why is my email labeled and sent to a folder in Gmail instead of the inbox?

I have a custom label in Gmail that sends mail I want to look at about once a month to a folder labeled "JUNK". The filter tells the emails to skip the inbox, mark the emails as read, and label them ...
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3,000 emails from ALL MAIL are in one new label

I have two new emails from someone I've not corresponded with before but will in the future. I just made a new label for that person. I went to settings and created a filter. Theoretically my label ...
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How do I synchronize labels in Gmail [closed]

Gmail has a problem with labels. Labels are applied to individual messages, but the conversational view is the most useful. In the conversation view, labels are the union of the labels on all member ...
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The fastest way to hide all labels in Gmail?

Label is a great feature to organize mail messages in Gmail. Currently I have quite too many labels that I want to hide them all and display back one by one by my choices. My google search here is ...
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How to move labelled Gmail in the Trash back to labelled folders instead of to the Inbox

How to move labelled Gmail in the Trash back to but back into the labelled folders instead of to the Inbox?
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How is stars different from labels in Gmail?

What is the point of having stars when we can already make our own labels? Aren't stars just another label? It would be interesting to see a use case where using stars is preferable to using labels.
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How do I setup Gmail priority labels with intricate filters?

I have a filter for important, unread and starred. Every time I try to change my Gmail priority inbox to the that label, it changes to: "All Everything Else." It doesn't matter if I try inbox #1, 2 or ...
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GMail: Calculate the size of label/search/filter?

Are there any ways in GMail to see the total size of selected messages - that is, a label, search or a filter (filters are basically just static searches anyway, and I use filters to automatically ...
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Expanded sub-labels keep collapsing in Gmail

I use a lot of filters in Gmail, which apply various labels and sub-labels to incoming messages. Normally when I log into Gmail, the labels and sub-labels are exactly as I left them the last time I ...
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Changing all occurrences of one label to another when there is more than one page of results

How do I change all occurrences of one label to another? From the Gmail screen I can do this for the 100 messages displayed, but I have several screens of messages. In a traditional mail program, I ...
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How do Gmail folders work?

I'm trying to write a script for someone in Email for Google Apps, and I thought I knew how folders worked in it. (Every email was in the inbox, and other folders were just filters looking at the ...
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How to clean up Sent Mail

I want to keep my Sent Mail folder (label would be more correct) clean, i.e. move done messages to some archive and keep only a few that remind me of something. In the inbox I can do this by archiving ...
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How to undo automatic label on Gmail

Somehow I accidentally put a label on all outgoing mail in Gmail and now I can't figure out how to undo it so it doesn't automatically label everything. How can I do this?
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Can Gmail auto track replies of emails when conversation view is turned off?

I know Gmail for some time now allows conversation view to be turned off, thereby ungrouping the emails. However, when doing so, any email replied to leaves no marker at all (as best I can tell), ...
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How to display year-based Gmail labels in reverse chronological order? [duplicate]

I set up year-based labels in Gmail to archive old mails -- e.g. year 2001, year 2002, ... year 2013, year 2014, etc. The problem is that Gmail displays the labels in the alphabetical order, which, ...
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Mark large numbers of messages as “not spam”

I receive large numbers of messages daily from an automated system, and I've just discovered that many of them have been marked as spam. I now have ~16,000 non-spam messages in my Gmail spam folder, ...
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Search messages in Gmail by timestamp when label was applied?

I did a huge mistake and managed to apply my "Done" label to all the messages that were in my "Inbox". Unfortunately I closed my session before noticing the mistake, so "Undo" is not an option. My ...
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See filters for Google Inbox Finance/Purchases labels

When checking settings of custom labels in Google Inbox, one can see the filters that are used to put emails there. However, such setting is not available for the special labels e.g. Purchases, ...
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How to apply a filter to incoming emails with a certain label?

Applying a filter to labels can be done to mails already in the inbox (filter> containing words> label:label-wanted) but what about incoming emails? That would be really useful, as we can't filter ...
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How to recover the label 'Deleted' in Gmail

I have got two Gmail accounts. The first one created four years ago and the second one a few days ago given that the former has been deleted. In the Gmail labels, I always noticed that there was a ...
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Reorder labels order in Gmail [duplicate]

Is there a way to reorder labels in Gmail? There is one specific label I need to access more than the others and I would like it at the top. I'm using Airmail 2 as my local IMAP client connected to ...
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Is there a way to automatically delete messages older than a certain date with a certain label?

I have a ton of filters created that label e-mails in my inbox as they come in, so that I can easily discern between what groups they belong to with a quick glimpse. There are e-mails that get nested ...
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Gmail label vs category

What is the difference between Gmail's category vs label? My take on it is that a category is specific for Gmail's "Inbox" feature and so is quite separate. A follow-on question is how does this ...
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Is it possible to collapse the label list in Gmail?

I’m considering migrating from Outlook to Gmail for everything, which would mean copying a ton of .pst files going back several years. Most of this is filed away in several sets of relatively ...
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How to show all labels assigned to Gmail message?

I have mail that is coming in that I don't see in my inbox but when I look at "All Mail" I see it. How can I tell why it is not in my inbox or what labels have been assigned to it. Any way to tell ...
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Create Group Email from Labels

When I receive an email from a prospective client in my Gmail inbox, I place a specific label on it according to the query. Is there a way to create a group email easily to send out to all recipients ...
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Gmail's filters for auto-labeling outgoing mail

I'm getting my mail in Gmail from base account and four additional accounts, fetched via POP3. For each account Gmail offered (when adding) auto-labelling mechanism, which I used. This seems to be ...
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Add an artificial “label” in the Gmail label list?

Because I extensively use the new Inbox by Gmail, and it's feature to bundle certain emails in my inbox once a day/week, but I also still use the standard Gmail, I like to see what's really in my ...
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How do I work around labels being applied to individual messages and not conversations in Gmail?

There are numerous reports of issues with Gmail labels, stars, unreads, message counts, and generally searching or counting combinations of these. Many of these seem to come from a common cause. I ...
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Gmail Filter: my email is on cc vs to list

How can I create these two filters in Gmail? Filter 1: I am on the To: list -> apply label 1 Filter 2: I am on the cc: list -> skip inbox, apply label 2
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gmail: way to automatically download or print attachments or URLs from emails with specific labels

More and more companies are sending electronic invoices. Some do so by attachment, others by embedding an URL to an on-line location. For URLs, some require login or cookie, some don't. I'm ...
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How to filter Gmail threads with fewer than certain number of replies?

I'm trying to create a filter to label Gmail threads that have fewer than a certain number of replies. Is there a way to do that?
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Can I display a nested label in the parent label?

I have a label 'alpha' and under that I have nested 'abc' and 'def'. When I tag an email with label "alpha/abc" and I open label "alpha", why don't I see that email? I only see the emails tagged ...
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How to sort Gmail emails but have unread appear in inbox

That title is a bit of a mouthful. Anyhow my issue is this: I can automatically apply labels to certain types of emails as they come into my inbox; but I have to file them away separately once I'm ...
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How to jump directly to a Gmail label in “Move to”?

In Gmail, I have among my labels Work and co-workers (both have further sub-labels underneath). When I want to file a message under work, I type "work" in the Move to box, but then I need to scroll ...
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Automatically create a copy of gmail emails into a folder/label while leaving original in inbox

Is there a way to create a rule in Gmail to automatically make a "COPY" of an incoming e-mail and move that copy to a different label/folder while leaving the original in my main inbox. That way I ...
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Filter for Labels duplicates messages when read in Thunderbird

I am using Thunderbird to read Gmail messages. I created a few filters on Gmail which put special labels on specific messages. This way the messages appear in their own folders when I read them in ...
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Creating multiple Gmail labels

Is there a way I can create multiple sub-labels instead of one by one? I have created the following labels -2015 -January -3,4 -10,11 -17,18 -24,25 -February -31,1 -7,8 ...
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How can I make all forwarded emails go into a designated folder?

I use my own Gmail but get forwards from someone else. I would like to automatically take emails that I get forwarded from that person and put them in a folder. Any help?
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Prevent Gmail from applying multiple labels

I have recently imported all my mail from Outlook.com and my work email into the gmail accout and I have started to organize the messages using labels. The filters work great and I have managed to ...
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Is it possible to “hide” a sub-label in Gmail?

I have nested labels in Gmail, but often run into a situation where I no longer want certain label showing up in the labels list on the left side. For example, let's assume I have "Year 2014" as a ...
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How to notify another mail about incoming mail with a specific subject or label in Gmail?

Whenever I get an email from xxx@example.com (specific filter) I want to automatically send an email message to other email address. Not to forward the mail but to send a notification like "you have a ...
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How to recognise auto forwarding email from Gmail

I have a personal Gmail account—example@gmail.com—and a business Gmail account—busn@gmail.com. I set a forwarding address in my business email to example+jobs@gmail.com and now my busn@gmail.com goes ...
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Move unread Gmail messages to other label

Basically my company uses Gmail to manage all its emails. Emails are assigned to a user using labels. Is it possible that if a message if assigned to a label and is not read that it can be moved to ...
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Why do my filtered emails end up in the Sent label?

I have a number of filter rules in my Gmail account (my goal with my emails is to have every email I receive archived as I receive them, that is, always have an empty inbox) and it works ...
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Labeling everything that is auto-forwarded from a (non-Gmail) account

I've got several email accounts, but I always set them up to be auto forwarded to the main one, so I always check just one inbox. This is awesome, but sometimes I need labels to organize and ...
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Filter for email addresses with which I have corresponded

I'd like to create a search filter in Gmail which filters my inbox for emails received from addresses I have sent mail to. Is there a way to do this, perhaps through a custom search query?