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 label vs category

What is the difference between Gmail's category vs label? My take on it is that a category is specific for Gmail's "Inbox" feature and so is quite separate. A follow-on question is how does this ...
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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 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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Automatically create label based on text in the email subject

Let's say I receive emails from bugreports@mydomain.com, and I already have a filter in my GMail that automatically adds them to the label bugreports. The e-mail subject always follows this pattern: ...
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Making labels sort correctly in Gmail's Priority Inbox

I have a label called "Action Needed," in Gmail and I want to use Priority Inbox to create a section specifically for this "Action Needed" label. In the Inbox configuration screen, I have these ...
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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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Is it possible to “hide” a sub-label in Gmail?

I have nested labels in Gmail, but often run into a situation where I no longer want certain label showing up in the labels list on the left side. For example, let's assume I have "Year 2014" as a ...
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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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How do I reset all my filters / labels / categories on Gmail?

I have a considerable number of Social and Promotions emails that keep going into the Spam folder, and many others are wrongly assigned to Updates and Promotions while they should be in Primary. How ...
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Filter for Labels duplicates messages when read in Thunderbird

I am using Thunderbird to read Gmail messages. I created a few filters on Gmail which put special labels on specific messages. This way the messages appear in their own folders when I read them in ...
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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 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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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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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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Gmail - Prevent new messages from being grouped with conversations not in Inbox

We've encountered an issue with labels. A great example (and case in point) is a "completed" label. The conversation feature is great, but if we label a conversation as "completed", and drag it out ...
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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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How can I filter my Gmail messages that aren't labeled?

I'd like to sort all of my Gmail messages that don't have label, so I can process them (I miss some every now and then). I can sort by every label by clicking on it at the left, but how do you sort ...
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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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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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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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Create Group Email from Labels

When I receive an email from a prospective client in my Gmail inbox, I place a specific label on it according to the query. Is there a way to create a group email easily to send out to all recipients ...
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How To Show All Labels Assigned To Gmail Message

I have mail that is coming in that I don't see in my inbox but when I look at "All Mail" I see it. How can I tell why it is not in my inbox or what labels have been assigned to it. Any way to tell ...
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Is there a way to automatically delete messages older than a certain date with a certain label?

I have a ton of filters created that label e-mails in my inbox as they come in, so that I can easily discern between what groups they belong to with a quick glimpse. There are e-mails that get nested ...
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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 ...
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Creating a filter in Gmail that applies more than one label

I've been using Filters for a while in Gmail but have always been wondering if such a feature is available. Is it possible to somehow have a Gmail filter apply more than one label? As you can see ...
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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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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 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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Gmail Filter: my email is on cc vs to list

How can I create these two filters in Gmail? Filter 1: I am on the To: list -> apply label 1 Filter 2: I am on the cc: list -> skip inbox, apply label 2
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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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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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Add an artificial “label” in the Gmail label list?

Because I extensively use the new Inbox by Gmail, and it's feature to bundle certain emails in my inbox once a day/week, but I also still use the standard Gmail, I like to see what's really in my ...
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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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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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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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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 ...