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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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 ...
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How do I apply multiple labels at one time in Gmail?

In Gmail you have to type in a label, click it to accept it, then click labels again to type in another one...etc. etc. for all the labels you want to apply. Is there a way to apply multiple in less ...
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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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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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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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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 chat/...
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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 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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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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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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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 fantastically....
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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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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 "from:...
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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 ...
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How do I remove a label from a gmail message?

I accidentally gave a sent message three labels but only want it to have one. I cannot figure out how to remove the incorrect labels from the message.
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Gmail Inbox, show all threads with a label in default Inbox view

I want 4 fields in my default view in gmail: important label "to read" label "to do" everything else I am almost there, but the "to do" and "to read" fields do not show threads which have the ...
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Making pre-existent Gmail labels into sub-labels

I have two Gmail labels, "Basketball" and "Student Council". My question is this: How do I make both of these labels into sub-labels of another label, "Extracurricular"?
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Apply inbox label to mail in gmail

If I'm reading an email and I accidentally hit archive, how can I undo this? It used to be simple: I could use the back button and there was a "move to inbox" menu item. Failing that, I believe one ...
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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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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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Counting number of labels created per day in Gmail

I receive many enquiries/emails every day. Each one is labeled as enquiry. Each enquiry/email is responded to within the specific thread. Some email threads can include 20 or more emails and each ...
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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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Gmail label unread count

If you set up a filter Matches: from:(foo@gmail.com) Do this: Skip Inbox read a mail from that person apply label receive a reply The label will not show a count for that reply or any other ...
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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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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?