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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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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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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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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POP3 email in Gmail not filtering correctly

I am accessing another email account via POP3 within Gmail. Update: I have 2 other email addresses set up with the same filters, and they are working as intended. The only difference between this ...
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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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Filter for email addresses with which I have corresponded

I'd like to create a search filter in Gmail which filters my inbox for emails received from addresses I have sent mail to. Is there a way to do this, perhaps through a custom search query?
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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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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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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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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 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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Is it possible to move messages in gmail to another tab with only the keyboard?

With Gmail's new tabbed inbox, is there a way to move a message to a different tab, using only the keyboard? Selecting a message with x, then pressing v to open the Move To drop down, shows a list of ...
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Gmail: why are all my messages “partially” labelled?

When I select a label, and "select all N messages in X label", all possible labels are partially selected. To be clear, this doesn't happen unless I select all messages in a label. None of the ...
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New Reply not showing on a manually added label - Gmail

I have created a label in Gmail, which I manually applied to a particular mail thread to followup that thread. What I expected was, when a new reply comes to that thread, my label displayed at the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...