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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Automatically label newsletters in Gmail

I used filters to automatically label newsletters in Gmail, for e.g., I added a filter that matches incoming email id to newsletter@brainpickings.org etc. and labels them as READING. But for some ...
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Why is Gmail “is:unread and label:random” not returning unread emails with label “random”?

label:random shows a bunch of emails with three unread. But when I search for label:random and label:unread, no results are returned. When I only search for label:unread, or is:read, all unread ...
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How can I save replies in Gmail with the same label

In Gmail: Say when I have an email that has label xyz attached to it, how can I attach the same label/s to any reply?
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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 - check multiple POP3 accounts from one inbox

I have multiple domain specific email address that I'd like to check from a single Gmail login. I've previously seen a set up where multiple inboxes or accounts were accessible from the left side bar ...
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POP3 email in Gmail not filtering correctly

I am accessing another email account via POP3 within Gmail. Update: I have 2 other email addresses set up with the same filters, and they are working as intended. The only difference between this ...
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Gmail Filter - Give Label To A List Of Incoming And Outgoing Emails Containing Email Address From A Certain List Of Email Addresses

I've a list of email addresses (let's give it a name Cool Email Addresses for understanding purpose) Email A Email B Email C The emails I've sent and received should be given a label Label XYZ if ...
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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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Gmail labeling forwarded emails

I have 2 emails 1 for school (= outlook) and 1 personal(=gmail) I forward my outlook emails to my personal gmail. The forwarded emails I receive in my gmail should get a label called school But I ...
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Delete an email from a folder only if it is not contained in another folder

I was searching around but found no answers about this issue: I have a folder, in my Gmail account, where I automatically (with filters) put mail with attachments and other characteristics... they are ...
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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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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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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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How to automatically insert a new received email into a specific Gmail label? [duplicate]

On my Gmail account I have create a new label named: Work, now I want that when I receive a new email from some specific address (for example: myboss@example.com) these messages are automatically ...
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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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Search GMail for e-mails with no tags (labels) (or just the `Inbox` tag)? [duplicate]

I try to put at least 1 tag on each e-mail that comes in, but sometimes I miss some. Is there any way to search for all untagged e-mails in Gmail (or all e-mails with just the Inbox tag)? Right now ...
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Is it possible to move messages in gmail to another tab with only the keyboard?

With Gmail's new tabbed inbox, is there a way to move a message to a different tab, using only the keyboard? Selecting a message with x, then pressing v to open the Move To drop down, shows a list of ...
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Prevent Gmail from delivering emails of a thread to the inbox once a label is applied to it

I have a lot of emails to which I apply labels and remove it from the Inbox. However, when a new email in the thread arrives, it again comes to my Inbox (and is also in that label's folder). How do I ...
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Gmail: why are all my messages “partially” labelled?

When I select a label, and "select all N messages in X label", all possible labels are partially selected. To be clear, this doesn't happen unless I select all messages in a label. None of the ...
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Is it possible to add the same sublabel to different parent labels?

I have different people who email me about the same subject, e.g, WBR and AIB both email me about HP201. However, so far as I can see Google only allows the sub-label HP201 to be attached to one ...
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Send forwarded domain email to Gmail folder

I have a couple of email addresses from name@example.com that I'm forwarding to a personal Gmail account. However, I need to save disk space and move my email messages to Gmail. Is it possible to ...
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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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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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Gmail, Prevent Multiple Filters from Matching (Folder Structure)

Is there anyway to have Gmail filters work with a nested folder ideology? Say I have a label structure that includes: "YouTube/TEDEducation", "YouTube/TruthSurge", etc. It is easy enough to match by ...
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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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Archive labeled e-mails like smart labels

Smart labels have a checkbox at the top-right which says: Archive incoming Forums (skip the Inbox) How about non-smart labels? How could I do the same. I couldn't find a checkbox on labels that ...
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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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Find messages which have no label [duplicate]

My problem is about missing the messages from the labeling. I have a organized labels in my Gmail account but some old messages have no label. I want to find and add them proper labels.
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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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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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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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How to make Gmail automatically label incoming emails

I would like to set it up so that Gmail labels incoming mail based on which business email of mine the emails are sent to. I have two business emails that come to my Gmail account. For instance, if ...
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History of Label use in GMail?

Is there a way to view a revision history of labels in GMail-- for instance, to find all messages that where Archived in a particular day? Use case: used Boomerang program to have 100+ messages ...
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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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Is there any way to have Gmail folders show total unread count (including subfolders)

I sometimes miss unread emails because they are sitting in sub folders Let's say I have a folder called Trips with 3 sub folders called, Florida, Boston, Washington respectively. If Florida has one ...
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How can I have all my SmartLabel emails tagged with 1 label in Gmail? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit SmartLabel filters in Gmail? I'm using the Gmail labs feature which adds SmartLabels such as "Promotion" and "Social Update" to relevant emails. I would ...
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Gmail sent messages labeling issue

I have one gmail account made last year that has a "Sent Messages" label. And another gmail account without it. I think this was gmail's default, but for some reason it was erased on the newer ...
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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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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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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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Labels for sent messages

I'm a new GMail user, and I'm trying to figure out how to make labels work smoothly. When I assign a label to an incoming message, it disappears from the inbox and appears in the folder(s) it has ...
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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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Gmail is automatically labeling messages

I have my university email account set up in Gmail to send and receive. Previously, I created a filter that would move all messages to foo@bar.edu to the foo@bar.edu label. I have since deleted that ...
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How to mark / tag / label forwarded and replied to messages in Gmail?

When I forward a message or reply to a message in Gmail, the Gmail inbox does not show these messages as forwarded or replied to. There is no indicator at all, so I can't tell if I have already ...
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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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Nested labels have disappeared when I removed “parent” label. Where did they go?

I created a label in my Gmail labels and nested other labels under it. When I went to remove the created label this message appeared: The following labels will be removed from your messages and ...
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Sort Gmail inbox messages by label

I use labels extensively in my Gmail inbox. Is there any way to sort by label? Seems like that could be quite useful.
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Add newsletters to Labels Gmail

I have subscribed for stackexchange newsletters and i receive 8-9 newsletters per week. I want to add them to "Stackexchange" label.After reading this post , I created a filter,but don't know how to ...
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How to show messages whose only label is “Inbox”?

I have a ton of labels. How do I tell Gmail to show all messages which are in my INBOX and have no label?
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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 ...