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Where do my emails go when I click on 'Archive' in Gmail?

I selected a few important mails and mistakenly clicked on Archive. I don't know where that mails are? Where can I find them?
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How to filter messages with animated emoji in the subject in Gmail?

I was trawling through my spam folder (which I rarely do, because Gmail rarely has false positives) and I noticed something interesting: Something like over half of the messages have at least one ...
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In Gmail, how do I create a contact from a recipient of an email?

In Gmail, how do I create a contact from a recipient of an email? For sender, there is 'Add to Contact List' but there doesn't appear to be anything similar for the To: or Cc: fields. Is there an ...
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Does Gmail, Google Docs & Google Calendar Offline work with Offline Storage in Firefox?

I currently use Google Gears with Gmail and Google Calendar to keep an offline copy of my mail and calendar. I use Firefox 3.6, but I'm looking at upgrading to Firefox 4. I read that HTML5 has ...
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Put together several messages into one conversation in Gmail

I think Gmail is the first webmail provider that features the Conversation -- having only one mailbox entry for messages in the same thread. Neat. However, a downside to this is that when you edit ...
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Gmail Video Chat Tester Bot?

For instance in Skype I have such as service in my contacts list called "Echo / Sound Test Service" which you can call up, record a message, and it play the message back. Does anyone know if there is ...
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How to mark as unread just one message and not the entire conversation in Gmail

Sometimes I want to mark just one message as unread and not tue entire conversation, so when I open the conversation only the unread message is readily visible (like when new messages are added to a ...
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How to find an email in Gmail that was snoozed in Google Inbox?

I recently started trying out the new Inbox app from Google. While it generally works side by side with Gmail, there is one thing I can't find a parallel for in Gmail. When a mail (or reminder) is ...
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Gmail strangely switching out Gmail Contact information to Google+ information

My boss has a business email address, say boss@job.com, and I have him listed in Gmail contacts under his name, say "John Doe." Now, apparently his wife has a Google+ account under the name "Mary Jane"...
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Attach files from Google Docs directly from Gmail

This question may in some respect, resemble Attach multiple files to an email from Google Docs, but the answers there didn't answer my question. I often find myself wanting to attach documents stored ...
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Google Contacts - how to see which contacts aren't in a group?

In Google Contacts/Gmail you can assign a contact to a group (or more than one group). I use this so that on my Android phone I can filter the list of contacts down to just Work colleagues, just ...
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Why won't my Gmail signature show up in replies to new senders?

I set up a Gmail signature under settings, and it pops up automatically when I compose a new email. However, if someone emails me and I respond to them, it isn't automatically added to my response, ...
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Auto delete spam email from a domain in Gmail

I want to auto delete email from the spam folder if they are from a particular domain, is it possible? For example, if an email message is marked as SPAM and it is from example.com, don't keep it in ...
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How to have emails matching a specific gmail filter sent as SMS to a mobile device?

So in some cases I receive an email that I would like to know about immediately. Regardless of whether or not my phone has email abilities, SMS messages coming to my mobile are much more in your face....
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How do I do a mail merge with Gmail?

How do I do a mail merge with Gmail?
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Search by thread rather than email in Gmail

Gmail seems to have a flaw insofar as it acts as though tags apply only to the first email in a thread rather than to the whole thread (or to all emails in a thread). This means that if I send an ...
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Any way to send Gmail auto-response at certain times every week?

I have a Gmail account that it is only monitored Monday through Thursday. I would like to set something up to automatically send a canned reply for emails received between Thursday afternoon and ...
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How can I edit SmartLabel filters in Gmail?

I'm using the Gmail labs feature which adds SmartLabels such as "Promotion" and "Social Update" to relevant emails. I would like all SmartLabel emails archived/inbox skipped and all given a label (...
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Matching Gmail filters on BCC mail

I am using Google Apps for Domains to handle my personal email. I have the following filter configured: Matches: to:(username@example.com) Do this: Skip Inbox, Mark as read, Delete it Here is the ...
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Gmail warns of “ unusual activity” but no other IP addresses but my own have been logged by them

This morning I tried to log in to my Gmail account only to discover it was locked due to "unusual activity detected". It gave me the option to verify my account via phone, which I did, and I got ...
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Display mail size in Gmail

As I'm running out of space I need to delete space wasting mails. Is there any option in Gmail that adds a size column in the mail list or even sorts them by size?
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Send urgent mail in Gmail

Is it possible to set the "urgent" flag in Gmail for outgoing mail? I'd like to be able to flag time-sensitive emails as such.
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Regain access to my broken Gmail account from Temporary Error 500, Numeric Code 93

Since August 1st I've been getting this error when trying to login to my gmail account: Temporary Error (500) We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for ...
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Is there a way to not have the new gmail Signature add “--” before it?

Gmail now supports multiple rich-text signatures. However it prepends "--" before the signature. Is there a way to disable this?
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I need to send an email to everyone I've ever sent mail to

So it looks like my gmail account was compromised yesterday and "I" sent a spam message out to not just everyone in my contacts, but everyone I've ever sent e-mail to from that account. I'd like to ...
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How can I figure out which apps have access to my Gmail?

I authorized a few apps to work with Gmail. I want to figure out which ones and revoke permission. Do you know where I can find the list of those apps?
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When using Gmail with multiple accounts, should each account have a spam filter?

I currently have Gmail set up to read mail from several different accounts, most of them are other Gmail accounts. I'm wondering what the best way to set up the spam filters for these accounts is. Do ...
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Stop Gmail from automatically creating contacts

Gmail really likes to make contacts for me and stick them in my "All Contacts" list. I'd much rather manage my contacts myself and only add people when I want to specifically do so. (Actually, I ...
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How to Change “me” in Gmail

In Gmail, my email address is replaced by "me" in emails and chats, etc. Is there a way to replace this "me" by anything else, such as the actual name of the person? Sometimes "me" is not actually ...
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Red padlock icon showing in Gmail From address

I noticed a red open padlock icon in Gmail near the From address part of an email message. What does this red open padlock icon mean?
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What to do when Gmail runs out of space?

Of course, you can purchase more space at a reasonable price. Also, I've found backupify and findbigmail, and there's the download via imap and delete option outlined, for example here. What I ...
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How can I strip attachments in old GMail email? [duplicate]

I have a load of messages with attachments. I want to keep the email but get rid of the attachments. This will free-up a load of space.
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How can I auto-delete some spam from Gmail?

I really like GMail's spam filters. However, they occasionally catch not-spam so I like to quickly scan the contents of spam folder every so often, marking "not spam" to the few messages that aren't ...
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How to prevent Gmail from transforming Unicode characters to Emojis?

I'm trying to create an email signature in which I'd use the Unicode character 📞 as the phone icon, however, Gmail is transforming it into a huge image upon send, and I can't do anything about ...
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How can I send email from a GMail alias (one with the “+” symbol) address from a different account in Gmail?

I know that I can send email from the same account with a plus address, but how can I do the same from another account or device? When I try to use a plus address, it ignores it and sends the mail ...
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Sent Item filters in Gmail

My boss wants me to do this in his Gmail: "I would like to create a rule or filter that makes a copy of all of my 'Newly Composed Emails', saves them in a folder (which you can create) and when these ...
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When using the Gmail preview pane lab, fastest way to get a direct link to a conversation?

In vanilla Gmail, clicking on a conversation alters the fragment ID in the URL, allowing you to link back to that conversation. (It opens in its own Gmail interface.) I am using the preview pane, ...
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How can I find the IP address history of my Gmail account?

Is it possible to view a history of the IP addresses that have logged into my Gmail account?
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How to allow Gmail to receive ZIP files

I want to send a zipped file to someone with a Gmail account, but it doesn't arrive. I get a Delivery Status Notification (Failure). So how can you configure Gmail to receive zip files? PS the file ...
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Gmail: Received an email intended for another person

I'm not really sure how email routing works, but someone ordered something on Amazon and I received the email instead of them. Or maybe we both got it, I don't know. The order doesn't show up in my ...
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How to leave empty last name or both in Google Mail?

For some services it is useful to have one name in the email header. When you create an email account, Google by default does not allow to leave the name field empty. How to leave empty last name or ...
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How to setup Gmail filters based on information in the header?

We are getting a very persistent person(s) who continually are spoofing a company employees e-mail address with criminal intent. They attempt to e-mail other people in the company trying to trick them ...
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How to login in two accounts in the same browser? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to open my Google account and my Google Apps account at the same time? I want to login in two users to Gmail using IE. The problem is that even when I open a new ...
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How can I stop Gmail from serving me auto translations based on my IP address?

When I go to Gmail website (FireFox, if this info is needed) with a different IP (IP from Germany), they automatically translate the page to German. How do I stop this behavior (in other words I want ...
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Attach multiple files to an email from Google Docs

I want to email two files as attachments to a single email in Gmail without downloading them from Google Docs. When viewing all items in Docs, the "Email as attachment" item is disabled in the Share ...
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Sending an E-mail to all addresses of all contacts in a contact group in Gmail

I'm trying to send an E-mail message using Gmail to a contact group where some of the contacts have more than one E-mail address and I want to send the mail to all of them. Is there a way for me to ...
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Disable some Gmail shortcut keys

Love Gmail shortcut keys but not all of them. Is it possible to selectively delete some keys? I tried going to Settings > Keyboard Shortcuts and clearing some of the defaults in the Key(s) column ...
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How can I bind Ctrl + L to “Create Link” in Gmail?

While composing a message in Gmail is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut that will create a new link by pressing the CTRL+L combination? When I want to create a link in sites like Stack ...
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Does email from one Gmail account to another ever leave the Gmail system?

I ask because I connect to Gmail over HTTPS and if emails sent from one account to another (or the same account, just to back something up) don't actually leave Google then it's end-to-end email ...
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Change my Gmail sender address from firstname.lastname to firstnamelastname

When I created my Gmail account, I used firstname.lastname as my username. But now I would prefer to use firstnamelastname (without the dot in between) for everything - so it's the very same username ...