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 do I work around labels being applied to individual messages and not conversations in Gmail?

There are numerous reports of issues with Gmail labels, stars, unreads, message counts, and generally searching or counting combinations of these. Many of these seem to come from a common cause. I ...
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Gmail search for unstarred emails in a label

Have tried multiple way and none of them has worked, Used : in:Test -is:starred and -is:starred in:TEST and other option, None of them worked, in:Test -is:starred has listed all started email in Test ...
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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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View filter(s) that are currently being applied to an email message

I created a bunch of filters in Gmail for a "master account" that receives forwarded mail from all of my accounts. The filter list and web of labels/folders has grown to be rather long, and therefore ...
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Find out which filters were applied to an email in Gmail

I've got about 20-30 filters set up in my work Gmail account doing a range of things, from filtering newsletters that won’t let me unsubscribe into the bin, to marking messages that come through a web ...
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Apply parent label color to sub labels automatically

Until a week ago, I was able to assign the Parent Label color to the sub label but no more. When I was creating a sub label and nesting it to a Parent label, after clicking on "create" there was a ...
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Prevent Gmail from assigning a category when the message has a user-defined label (Multiple Inboxes enabled)

I appreciate the organization that comes with Gmail automatically assigning my messages to categories. However, I have one source of email that is a veritable firehose, and Gmail seems to think they ...
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Automatic re-labelling emails

Is it possible to have Gmail automatically label emails based on existing labels? For example, I have "Follow Up" and "Waiting Response" labels. What I would like is for Gmail to automatically relabel ...
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How to create a Gmail label

I am retired. I can't get a handle on Gmail labels. Google makes the assumption that everyone works in an office. I don't and never have. And so I am not interested in 'productivity' in the ...
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Auto-create and auto-apply labels to emails depending on sender's email address

How to auto-create and auto-apply labels to emails depending on the sender email address? Example: Once I receive an email from no-reply@amazon.ca, Gmail will automatically create a new label ...
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Forwarding multiple emails not on string, how do I find Google scripts?

I found the suggestion on labelling the emails and then using Google scripts, but I can not find G scripts. Any suggestions, please?
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Gmail's label and skip the inbox filter

I am using Gmail. I want incoming mail that matches a label to skip the inbox. This does not seem to work. The instructions from Gmail include the following: To keep organized, many people like ...
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Why is my email labeled and sent to a folder in Gmail instead of the inbox?

I have a custom label in Gmail that sends mail I want to look at about once a month to a folder labeled "JUNK". The filter tells the emails to skip the inbox, mark the emails as read, and label them ...
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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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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 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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How can I back up all emails stored in my Gmail account?

How can I back up all emails stored in my Gmail account? Can some or all labels be preserved?
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Gmail auto label trick doesn't seem to work?

The Gmail auto label trick doesn't seem to work anymore. Is there some setting somewhere to enable this feature? I am referring to the trick where you specify a label in the email address. For ...
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Archive all messages in Gmail bearing the same label

I started using Gmail to read a high-traffic mailing list, and my inbox is swamped with these messages. I've successfully tagged all the messages with the same label ("Busy") and have a filter that ...
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label incoming emails from a different account in Gmail

Assume I have created a label called "example@university.ac.uk" and I also have that account in my Gmail account, i.e. I can receive and send emails from it. How do I send all the received emails ...
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In Gmail, what is the safest way to download, save & print all emails with a given label?

Attempting to securely download all the emails with a given label in Gmail, save them to a single file, and print that file.
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How to notify another mail about incoming mail with a specific subject or label in Gmail?

Whenever I get an email from xxx@example.com (specific filter) I want to automatically send an email message to other email address. Not to forward the mail but to send a notification like "you have a ...
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How to filter Gmail threads with fewer than certain number of replies?

I'm trying to create a filter to label Gmail threads that have fewer than a certain number of replies. Is there a way to do that?
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How to recover the label 'Deleted' in Gmail

I have got two Gmail accounts. The first one created four years ago and the second one a few days ago given that the former has been deleted. In the Gmail labels, I always noticed that there was a ...
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How is stars different from labels in Gmail?

What is the point of having stars when we can already make our own labels? Aren't stars just another label? It would be interesting to see a use case where using stars is preferable to using labels.
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How to move labelled Gmail in the Trash back to labelled folders instead of to the Inbox

How to move labelled Gmail in the Trash back to but back into the labelled folders instead of to the Inbox?
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How do I synchronize labels in Gmail [closed]

Gmail has a problem with labels. Labels are applied to individual messages, but the conversational view is the most useful. In the conversation view, labels are the union of the labels on all member ...
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Gmail and IMAP - how do the [imap]/Drafts, [imap]/Sent and [imap]/Trash folders work?

When you enable IMAP access in Gmail the [imap]/Drafts, [imap]/Sent and [imap]/Trash labels are created. How do these labels function given that each IMAP client can potentially implement their local ...
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3,000 emails from ALL MAIL are in one new label

I have two new emails from someone I've not corresponded with before but will in the future. I just made a new label for that person. I went to settings and created a filter. Theoretically my label ...
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In Gmail can I set up a filter for all messages between a group of people?

I run a choir consisting of a few friends (12 to be precise) and we tend to communicate via mass email to each other. I want to set up a filter in GMail so that it will label all emails to do with ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I setup Gmail priority labels with intricate filters?

I have a filter for important, unread and starred. Every time I try to change my Gmail priority inbox to the that label, it changes to: "All Everything Else." It doesn't matter if I try inbox #1, 2 or ...
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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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The fastest way to hide all labels in Gmail?

Label is a great feature to organize mail messages in Gmail. Currently I have quite too many labels that I want to hide them all and display back one by one by my choices. My google search here is ...
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“Mute” alternative for conversations that aren't in the inbox

How can I both: Keep mailing lists out of my inbox (to read separately later) Selectively hide mailing list conversations (including their future messages) I've tried using a filter for mailing ...
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GMail: Calculate the size of label/search/filter?

Are there any ways in GMail to see the total size of selected messages - that is, a label, search or a filter (filters are basically just static searches anyway, and I use filters to automatically ...
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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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Expanded sub-labels keep collapsing in Gmail

I use a lot of filters in Gmail, which apply various labels and sub-labels to incoming messages. Normally when I log into Gmail, the labels and sub-labels are exactly as I left them the last time I ...
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Exclude label from a Gmail search?

How can I exclude a given label from a search, effectively finding all the email that do not have that label applied? I've searched Google, SuperUser, and the Gmail Advanced search support page to no ...
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How to undo automatic label on Gmail

Somehow I accidentally put a label on all outgoing mail in Gmail and now I can't figure out how to undo it so it doesn't automatically label everything. How can I do this?
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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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Changing all occurrences of one label to another when there is more than one page of results

How do I change all occurrences of one label to another? From the Gmail screen I can do this for the 100 messages displayed, but I have several screens of messages. In a traditional mail program, I ...
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Automatically remove “inbox” label from messages with other labels

I created some filters to label my e-mails in Gmail, but all of these multiple label mails have the "inbox" label too! How can I remove the inbox label on labeled emails? (With this configuration ...
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Move unread Gmail messages to other label

Basically my company uses Gmail to manage all its emails. Emails are assigned to a user using labels. Is it possible that if a message if assigned to a label and is not read that it can be moved to ...
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Automatically label newsletters in Gmail

I used filters to automatically label newsletters in Gmail. For example, 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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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@example.com, anything@example.com, etc. As it is, all ...
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Creating multiple Gmail labels

Is there a way I can create multiple sub-labels instead of one by one? I have created the following labels -2015 -January -3,4 -10,11 -17,18 -24,25 -February -31,1 -7,8 ...