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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Gmail labels - How to apply to POP3?

I have created some filters in gmail with the intention to automatically move messages to folders in Windows Live Mail or any POP3 reader. My idea is to mark the messages with a different "label" in ...
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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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In gmail, is there anyway to avoid smart labels duplicates existing labels?

I see there were some updates to gmail smart labels where they now auto categorize items as purchases, travel, etc. I already have a label called travel and it seems like it treats these as two ...
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Gmail - Prevent new messages from being grouped with conversations not in Inbox

We've encountered an issue with labels. A great example (and case in point) is a "completed" label. The conversation feature is great, but if we label a conversation as "completed", and drag it out ...
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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 delete “ALL Mail” without deleting mail with labels? [duplicate]

How do I delete "All Mail" box on left (archived) without deleting other labels' content? Reason is a virus in Gmail archived messages which I cannot locate due to the large amount of archived ...
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Emails associated with labels

I have created a label and put some mails in that label from Inbox. Later I have tried to change the name and found at the bottom of the page something that says "Removing a label will not remove the ...
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Which labels were used during a time period in Gmail?

Say I have three labels work, personal, soccer and I have for a period of time sent emails and labeled some of the conversations. How would I see what labels were used during that period? I choose ...
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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 ...
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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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Custom Gmail labels sort

I want to sort the labels in my own order instead of the default abc order, so that, for example, the label named bills should come up first. Any way to do that?
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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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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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Converting a GMail Label Mailbox to a Set of PDFs

I do have a rather large task to do: I need to convert a folder in my gmail with lots of tagged messages either as a large PDF (which Adobe Acrobat does on Outlook - Except the latter crashes while ...
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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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Automatically apply parent label to sublabel in Gmail

When labeling a message with a nested label the message does not appear in the parent label, which in my opinion would be the power having a label hierarchy. Is there a way to automatically apply the ...
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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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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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Google Mail showing all labels in inbox; how to do like Hotmail folders?

I want to display mails like Hotmail. Hotmail displays inbox items separately from other labels/folders. But in Gmail even after creating filter with labels all mails appear in inbox. How do I make ...
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How to remove multiple Gmail labels

I have imported old emails from Outlook backups in my Gmail account and I ended up with 1000+ labels in my system. Is there an easy massive way to remove them and keep only ~10 my usual ones?
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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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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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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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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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How to review the inconsistently labelled messages in Gmail conversations?

It appears that individual emails within a conversation can be inconsistently labelled - I think this arises when using GMail on Android where individual messages can be labelled. This problem arose ...
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Some of Gmail labels show the # of unread messages and some don't

I have many Gmail labels. Some of them become bold when there is something within them that is unread, and then show me how many are unread in brackets, and some don't! In other words, some look like ...
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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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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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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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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 do I stop messages being deleted in my folders?

I have a google e-mail account and I have set up folders/labels like "soccer" and sub-labels like "travel soccer". I move the message from my inbox into the appropriate label and with in a month or so ...
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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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Is there a way to display the number of messages for any label in the Gmail label list?

The Gmail sidebar displays the list of our labels (or some of them, according to settings). Next to every label name there is a number showing how many unread messages we have for that label. Is ...
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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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How do I move a search-filtered set of emails into another folder?

I'm trying to clean up my Gmail inbox which has become swamped. My first step is to unclutter it by breaking it up into folders of related mail. That will let me deal with incoming mail appropriately ...
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In Gmail, how do you hide labels from the “Move To” dropdown menu?

I have several labels in the "Move To" dropdown menu, and I'd like to keep the labels but hide some of them. Advice?
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How can I customise Gmail Priority Inbox to show multiple labels (or nested labels) in one section?

I have nested labels (Work, Work/Brighton, Work/London). When I select the parent label "Work" for a section, the children "Work/Brighton" and "Work/London" are not automatically added to that section ...
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Labels don't display alphabetically in Inbox

Just like the title says. I have a work label marked with a exclamation point in front of it so that it's always at the top of my label list. The list looks something like this: !Work Alice Mark ...
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Gmail filtering from forwarded accounts?

I currently have a few accounts forwarding into Gmail, and I have Gmail set up to send through those accounts as well - your standard inbox consolidation via Google. For ages now, I've been labeling ...
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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 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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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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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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Reply using alias according to Gmail label

Emails sent to my alias X will be given the label Y (using a filter). Is it possible to automatically reply to messages with label Y, using alias X instead of my primary email address?
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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?
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Force emails from specific senders to stay in inbox instead of getting smart labeled by Gmail

I periodically get very important notifications from a pair of addresses. For reasons that elude me, they have recently started skipping the inbox and going to notifications. I would like them to stay ...
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Gmail Label Disappeared

I had 3 labels nested underneath a primary label. 1 of them has disappeared, but I still can see the two other labels that are nested underneath the primary. When I do a search, it finds the label ...
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Exclude label from a Gmail search?

How can I exclude a given label from a search, effectively finding all the email that do not have that label applied? I've searched Google, SuperUser, and the Gmail Advanced search support page to no ...
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list all email matching filter on one page?

I do a search, and get all the emails appear. Lots of messages match. I want to get rid of all the ones I see but see the subject first. But it only shows me 20. I click the checkbox that selects ...
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Gmail marks Facebook emails as spam, and “don't send to Spam” filter breaks label functionality - what can I do?

For some reason, almost every email Facebook sends me (usually notifications about something posted in a group) ends up being marked as "Spam" by Gmail. I've tried creating a filter ...
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How to disable Gmail auto label

I have a self-defined label A. Some emails are labeled with A automaticaly. I did found a filter that matches the email. But the related action is labeling it with B. And that is the only one matching ...