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 - 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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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 account recovery by phone? [duplicate]

Hello My name is John Steel, last month my gmail account was hacked by some one in Canada and when I searched for help in Google there is one number that I found that completely recover my gmail ...
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Find email location in Gmail

We recently migrated to Google Apps for business, many users using the MS Outlook Sync tool to sync between the mail client and Google. I have a user that was in the Gmail interface and ...
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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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Removed label and messages are NOT in ALL MAIL

Hello I removed several labels with important messages and now the messages are NOT in ALL MAIL. How could this happen? Can they be recovered?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Behaviour of Gmail “All mail” folder sync with Outlook

I have a strange issue to circumvent. I have a setup with a Gmail account synched with Microsoft Outlook via IMAP. I want to move the mails in my Outlook client "Inbox" to a local PST (not the IMAP ...
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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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“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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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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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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Find out which filters where 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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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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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 send or reply always adds the same label

Gmail: When I compose a new email or reply to an email, one of my most-often-used labels is ALWAYS added to the email. But many of my new or reply-to emails should not have this label. So I have to ...
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Is there a way to create a filter to label incoming emails in Gmail, but to make it across the domain?

I have a business Google account. We create labels using client name. There are 9 users total in our domain. I'd like to create a filter so that it automatically labels the incoming emails from the ...
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Gmail syntax to search for messages without any labels? [duplicate]

I am looking for a search expression similar to "label:none" in order to filter out all the messages in my 100,000+ mailbox that have NO LABEL Could someone point me in the right direction ? Thnaks ...
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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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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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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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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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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: move from OIB/Shopping to Promotions Tab?

A while ago I installed OtherInBox, which in fact doesn't do much for me - I really do prefer the gmail tabs. However, there's one group of daily deals which end up in my OIB/Shopping folder - and ...
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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?
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How can I search for one label but not another?

What search query will return conversations that have the label Reading but not the label Ignore? I've tried using label:reading -label:ignore but Gmail still returns conversations that have the ...
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In gmail, how do you hide labels from the Move To dropdown menu?

I have several folders in the Move To dropdown menu, and I'd like to keep the labels but hide some of them. Advice?
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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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Automatically label newsletters in Gmail

I used filters to automatically label newsletters in Gmail, for e.g., 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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Archive labeled e-mails like smart labels

Smart labels have a checkbox at the top-right which says: Archive incoming Forums (skip the Inbox) How about non-smart labels? How could I do the same. I couldn't find a checkbox on labels 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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Why is Gmail “is:unread and label:random” not returning unread emails with label “random”?

label:random shows a bunch of emails with three unread. But when I search for label:random and label:unread, no results are returned. When I only search for label:unread, or is:read, all unread ...
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Delete an email from a folder only if it is not contained in another folder

I was searching around but found no answers about this issue: I have a folder, in my Gmail account, where I automatically (with filters) put mail with attachments and other characteristics... they are ...
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How can I save replies in Gmail with the same label

In Gmail: Say when I have an email that has label xyz attached to it, how can I attach the same label/s to any reply?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...