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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Can Gmail be configured to display ALL labels on the right pane?

By default, I get about 12 labels displayed. If I hover the mouse over the lower part of the pane, the labels unfold and all additional labels are revealed. I'd like to know if it's possible to have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?