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 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.
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How do I add automatically labels to the incoming emails in my Gmail account? [duplicate]

How do I add labels to incoming emails that I am sending to myself. I saw somewhere that it is possible to send emails to myself using specially formatted email addresses that are containing the ...
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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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google mail showing all labels in in box, how to do like hotmail folders in gmail

I want to display mails like hotmail. Hotmail displays inbox items seperately from other labels/folders. But in gmail even after creating fileter with labels all mails appear in inbox. How to make ...
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Gmail label scaling limitations?

Are there any issues with creating a lot of labels in Gmail? Things such as: Limit to the number of labels that can be created? UI concerns? Performance issues? Conflicts with certain Labs features ...
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Create Dynamic Gmail Labels From the Email's Subject

Is there anyway to set up a filter that will create and apply a new label for every word in the subject line? Something like label:{subject} maybe? Obviously I wouldn't be using this for standard ...
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In Gmail, how to find all messages having more than one label applied?

I'd like to optimize my Gmail layout for desktop IMAP client friendliness. That's why I'd like to ensure all my messages have one and only one label applied (because with IMAP labels appear as folders ...
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Gmail filters/labels: Force email to stay in Inbox?

I receive email to these addresses: my-team@example.com : This is my team's primary method of communication. I want all of this email to go to my Inbox. other-team@example.com : This belongs to ...
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Removed label from message in Gmail, and message disappeared!

I had one label on a message, and then I clicked "Remove Label" when that message was selected. Now I can't find that message - it's not in the Inbox, and of course not in the label that I removed ...
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Archiving old googlemail labels

I use a lot of labels for tagging my email in googlemail, they are really useful and all that but I find that I have a label named say 'Amsterdam' which was for something that is no longer relevant ...
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Searching GMail for messages without a particular label

I need to find, in GMail, a list of all my unread messages — which I can get via is:unread or label:unread or l:^u — which do not have the label "ZDNet." In other words, my requirement is ...
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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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Filtering tagged and untagged gmail messages

I am currently switching over to using "tagged" gmail addresses - for example, using name+amazon@gmail.com for my amazon email, name+newegg@gmail.com for my newegg account, etc. However, because I am ...
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Set Gmail label width

Is there a way to increase the width of the left-side label menu in Gmail? Maybe with the help of some Greasemonkey script?
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Can I specify labels on sent mail in GMail? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Label outgoing emails in Gmail when composing the mail I use GMail's labels extensively, and would often like to specify labels on email I'm sending - specifically I ...
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Is there a way to search labels based on stemming in Gmail?

Say I have the label Home/Family/Kids and Home/Family, is there any search expression that can match both of these with a single term? For example, I want to use a search query like ...
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What's the difference between the 'Move to' and 'Apply label' features in Gmail?

I'm confused about the Move to and Labels feature in Gmail. What's the difference between the two? Why does the Move to option not appear sometimes?
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Is there a limit to how many items a filter can search for in Gmail?

I've setup gmail to capture all of my newsletter type mail using a single filter: from:(railsstudio OR vistaprint OR shutterfly OR Weaknees OR snapfish OR lobster OR rentals OR vrbo OR "world ...
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Label outgoing emails in Gmail when composing the mail

I try to label every single conversation that is in my Gmail inbox. For incoming mails this is super straightforward. I just hit L, type the first few letters of my desired label and hit Enter. So far ...
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How do I organize my labels in Gmail?

I have more than 100 labels in my Gmail account. They are currently displayed as a long list on the left side of the screen, and it's becoming quite difficult to use. Is there a way I can group ...