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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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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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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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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GMail conversations inconsistently labelled

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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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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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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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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How to set the color of a label in Gmail to a default color once too many custom colors have been created?

I use labels and custom label colors in Gmail a lot in order to help me organise my inbox. However, I have now hit the limit on the number of custom colors that I can use. When I try and add a ...
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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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How to prevent certain 'Bulk' labeled email from skipping the inbox?

In Gmail, I have the smart labels 'Bulk', 'Forums', 'Notifications'. I have a daily reminder email sent everyday that is now getting marked as 'Bulk' which is a correct categorization, however I want ...
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How to hide hierarchy display in nested Gmail labels?

I've been starting to make use of Gmail's nested labels, mostly so it's easy to organize my label list that has 100 or more labels in it. But now the label tags are getting really long, making for a ...
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Can I share labels within Google Apps for Business?

Can I share labels (= emails with particular labels) across Google Apps for Business users? I have created a label called “testing” and I want to share the emails that have this label with other team ...
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Can I label a Gmail message from a popup window?

I let Gmail run in the background, and it gives me some nice browser notifications for every received message. Clicking these opens the message in a new popup window. I know I can trash or archive ...
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Gmail web, is there a plugin to tag email with a direct button?

Do you know a browser plugin (or something else ?) to add some labels as direct button (no menu) in the web interface ? For example, I would like to mark my email in gmail and directly click on a ...
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Adding a label to outgoing mail, gmail also moves it to the inbox

I have a filter which adds a label, applied to both from: and to: addresses. When I compose a new mail (not reply) matched by that filter the label is correctly applied, but the mail also ends up in ...
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What's a keyboard shortcut for Gmail to show the unread messages with a specific label?

I want a keyboard shortcut to take me to the list of unread e-mails with a specific label. I can type g + l then type the label name and is:^u, but I want to know if it can be done with a shorter ...
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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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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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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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Export all sender's email addresses for a specific label in Gmail [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Get e-mail addresses from Gmail messages received I have a site with a contact form that sends messages straight to my inbox, and I've set up a filter to give all those ...
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Remove Important Label from Gmail

The Important label shows up on the left sidebar, and I want to get rid of it. I can hide it under the "X more" dropdown, but that doesn't get rid of it but only hides it. Also I don't want to mess ...
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Can I label a message in Gmail before I send it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Label outgoing emails in Gmail when composing the mail Some of the messages I send in Gmail I need to label. Right now I'm having to go into the Sent Items and select ...
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Create labels automatically from sent emails in Gmail, same for recipient's end

Is there a way to automatically create a label in Gmail once you send it, which could also create the label on the receiving side of the email? I want to have labels automatically generated on both ...
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What other settings could prevent the “Go to Label” feature working in Google Mail?

The "Go to Label" Lab feature should work as follows: Press g then l (goto label) Hovering input box opens Start typing a label's name or a folder name (Inbox, Trash, etc.) Suggestions appear as I ...
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Label several email addresses in Gmail in one go

How do I put a contact group label on several email address in bulk instead of putting a label in every email address one at a time. For example: I have 100 email address and I want to create a ...
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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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Can I add a description to a Gmail label?

Is it possible to add a description to a Gmail label, akin to the tag wikis of Stack Overflow?
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Is it possible to merge two labels in Gmail?

I have too many labels and lots of rules that move email into these labels. Is there any ability to merge a label into another one and have all of the current rules follow so they will move email into ...
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How do 'Bulk' and 'Notification' labels work in GMail?

I didn't understand what do Bulk and Notification labels mean and how they work. Could you explain me which is their inteded behavior?
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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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Searching within Gmail's nested labels

Consider this setup in my Gmail inbox where I have 3 lists: mailing-lists/first-list mailing-lists/second-list mailing-lists/third-list If I want to search for all unread messages in any sub-label ...
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Search for emails belonging ONLY to the specified label

How do I search for the emails that belong only to a specified label, and do not belong to any other labels.