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 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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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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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 import mail from one Gmail account to another, preserving my label structure?

I'd like to import mail from one account to another, but I have 10 or so labels in the one I want to export from. What's the easiest way to get the same labels on the same email messages on the new ...
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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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How do I organize my labels in Gmail?

I have more than 100 labels in my Gmail account. They are currently displayed as a long list on the left side of the screen, and it's becoming quite difficult to use. Is there a way I can group ...
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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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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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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 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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Automatic Gmail labels based on sender

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's the difference between the 'Move to' and 'Apply label' features in Gmail?

I'm confused about the Move to and Labels feature in Gmail. What's the difference between the two? Why does the Move to option not appear sometimes?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Labeling everything that is auto-forwarded from a (non-Gmail) account

I've got several email accounts, but I always set them up to be auto forwarded to the main one, so I always check just one inbox. This is awesome, but sometimes I need labels to organize and ...
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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 ...