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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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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Missing important emails in Gmail that don't have labels

I don't see emails in my inbox of Gmail because they don't have labels. How can I get those to automatically show in my inbox?
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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 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 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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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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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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Document or describe what a specific Gmail filter is for

I have a lot of Gmail filters set up, and it's hard to remember what each one is for. Is there any way I can add a short comment or description to each one?
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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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Downloading unlabeled Gmail messages?

I would like to backup all messages without a label from Gmail. Those messages are basically all personal archived messages. I don't want the thousands of messages that are labeled for the various ...
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Make Gmail messages disappear from a label after they are read

I have a filter on my Gmail account that puts messages from certain email addresses under a label "Job" omitting the "Received". Is it possible to make these messages appear also in "Received" until ...
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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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How can I label conversations in Gmail using only the keyboard?

I don't like using the mouse. It's slower than knowing keyboard shortcuts really well and using them. I want to label conversations in my Gmail inbox using only the keyboard. Couldn't find anything ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Gmail: Search for unlabeled emails [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I filter my Gmail messages that aren't labeled? It there a way to search just for emails that do not have any labels?
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How can I see how much space a label or folder is taking up in Gmail?

Is there a way to see how how much space a label/folder is taking up on Gmail ? I know I can see the overall account info at the bottom i.e., "x of 15gb" - but is there a way to break this down by ...
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How can I import mail from one Gmail account to another, preserving my label structure?

I'd like to import mail from one account to another, but I have 10 or so labels in the one I want to export from. What's the easiest way to get the same labels on the same email messages on the new ...
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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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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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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 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 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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How to get Gmail notified when a label has new unread message?

I create a label for facebook/twitter incoming notification messages and auto archive them into associative labels using filter. That way, I don't get notified when new messages arrived. So what I ...
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Where does an email go after removing a label in Gmail?

I will try to walk through the scenario which leads up to my questions. Steps: I get an email in my inbox I drag it over to a label. So the email is removed from the inbox and shows up when I ...
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How to mark all emails as read on a certain label with several sub labels

How can I mark all emails as read on a certain label with several sub labels in Gmail? I have a label, say Projects, with several sub-projects, like ProjectA ProjectB, ProjectC underneath it. Is ...
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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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How to create custom Gmail labels?

I want to create custom labels for Gmail which would sit right on top of the inbox. What is the best way to accomplish this, Greasemonkey scripts or Google gadgets?
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Automatically download all attachments from Gmail with a specific label

Is there a way do download every attachment within a label? I want every PDF invoice I get to be put in my file system. So I figured I'd need Google Drive. But I only did find some Chrome extensions ...
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Labelling and Moving in Gmail

If labeling and moving are the same thing why does Google give option to do both? I was previously trying to resolve an issue wherein I couldn't select multiple pages of emails and move them to a ...
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How to move Gmail sub-label out of hiearchy

In Gmail, I have some hierarchical labels: A/B/C I want to make C a top-level label, but can only find a way to rename it in its current position in the hierarchy or introduce a new hierarchical ...
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In Gmail, search for emails containing one specific label and any other label

Is it possible in Gmail to search for emails containing one specific label (i.e. New York), and any other label available. In other words, I need to exclude emails that contain only one label.
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Gmail auto generate label based for sender

I want to know if I can have gmail auto create label based off the sender. For example if I receive an email from sarah@gmail.com I want gmail to to apply the filter sarah without me manually creating ...
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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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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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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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How can I delete email sent to myself in Sent folder without deleting it in Inbox

I sent an email to myself to keep it under a label, but when I delete it in Sent Mail, it deletes the message in the Inbox as well. How can I keep it in Inbox (or under a different label) and delete ...
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Gmail autoreply when adding a label to a message

Is there a way to send a canned response to an email when I apply a label to it? I use labels for task handling, so I have a "Completed" label that I apply to the email once I have finished the task. ...
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Making labels sort correctly in Gmail's Priority Inbox

I have a label called "Action Needed," in Gmail and I want to use Priority Inbox to create a section specifically for this "Action Needed" label. In the Inbox configuration screen, I have these ...
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How to remove label from the right sidebar?

I want to remove the label from the right sidebar of Gmail. I have tried to find a way to remove unwanted labels from the sidebar and keep the sidebar cleaner by just having important labels there and ...
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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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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 I reset all my filters / labels / categories on Gmail?

I have a considerable number of Social and Promotions emails that keep going into the Spam folder, and many others are wrongly assigned to Updates and Promotions while they should be in Primary. How ...
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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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How to manage labels in GMail with keyboard?

At work we use Google Apps. I like to assign mails that are important to my work with "todo" and after I did them with "done". I am pondering a way to do this efficiently and preferably without the ...
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How should I explain to a “normal” person about gmail labels?

As a computer programmer I have no problem understanding labels/tags. However I find it very hard to make people understand that an email can have more than one label. Also I find it hard to ...
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How can I show labels by default in the new Gmail?

Gmail has a new look - kind of sleek, but I think I liked the old look better. As far as I know there is no way to revert to the old look, so is there at least a way to show all the labels that used ...