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Does marking an email as spam in Gmail affect the filter for everyone?

If I mark something as spam in Gmail, does that modify only my spam filter or does it affect the spam filter for other users?
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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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Forward only important mail in Gmail

Is there a way to forward (or to get in any other way) the important mail as they arrive (or shortly after that) from the priority inbox to another mail account without forwarding the unimportant ...
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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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Automatic labels in Gmail?

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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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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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 do I delete attachments, in bulk, from messages in Gmail?

I'd like to free up some storage space and delete attachments from most/all the messages in my Gmail. I've long since downloaded and used any attachments I need or care to keep. How can I delete ...
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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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Can you create rules in Gmail?

In MS Outlook, you can create rules so different kinds of mail can go in different folders. Can you do the same thing in Gmail, so all your emails from a list go in a specific subfolder instead of ...
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How can I recover my Gmail account when I remember the password, not the username?

I have a Gmail account that I haven't used in ages so I've forgotten the login name I used to sign up with. I've forgotten the recovery e-mail address setup on the account but I can remember my ...
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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? e.g. if a email is marked as SPAM and it is from example.com, don't keep it in the SPAM folder ...
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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 ...
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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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How can I use Gmail to look like a company email address?

I can create an email address like myname@companyname.com but I am not sure how to send emails from it. So, it is possible to just use Gmail and make it appear as though you are sending email from ...
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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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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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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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How can I read an IMAP account via Gmail?

Is it possible to read an IMAP email address via my Gmail account? According to the docs I have found they only seem to support reading of POP3, but I find that a bit weird?
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In Gmail, can I base my “send from” address on a filter?

In short: In Gmail, is there a way to let the "send from" address change automatically depending on which of my accounts it was sent to? In long: I recently joined a team (of developers) and they ...
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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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Is it possible to sort your email in Gmail by something other than the date received?

I want to sort my email in Gmail by the sender, rather than the date received, is there a way to do this?
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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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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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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 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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Setting the default font/text size for Gmail messages

When I compose a new Gmail message, the text defaults to a small font size. How do I reverse this and make it use the normal-sized font again? I'm not sure what I've done to cause it to use the ...
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How can I send a HTML message from Gmail?

How can I send a HTML message from Gmail? HTML: <p style="background-color:green; padding: 30px;">Hello</p>
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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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Is it possible to make Gmail put incoming emails in special folders or labels automatically?

Is it possible to apply filters for incoming emails? Let's say, if an email is coming from sender1@site.com with infos in subject I want it to go to the infos1 label. I don't want the filter to be ...
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How is my password sent across when I check Gmail and access a bank site? [closed]

What encryption is used when my password is sent across in Gmail mails and when I do online banking? RSA? DSA? Public-private key encryption? In key encryption, which entity is assigned a ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Gmail permanently delete a message via a filter

When choosing to delete an email via a filter, the message is sent to the trash. Is there any way to permanently delete it instead? I tried deleting it twice with two different filters (the logic is ...
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How to disable Gmail's new editor? [duplicate]

Apparently Google wants to break Gmail again: They switched off the old editor today for everyone and made their new editor (see this help page) mandatory which does top-posting and allows no fixed ...
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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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Gmail “Send Mail As” from a Google Apps account, using an alias

I have two Google mail accounts: my main account (myself@gmail.com) and a Google Apps account (myself@g.mydomain.com). I would like to use my primary gmail.com address to sign in and receive all mail, ...
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Batch processing filters in Gmail

So basically, I have many different labels in my Gmail account. I've set up my filters to attach labels such as "newsletters" and "social" to these emails as they come in. Now, once these emails are ...
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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 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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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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Can I auto-forward my Gmail to another address?

I'm kind of paranoid about my email and I don't want it to be on Google's servers only. Especially after my account got hacked and all my email got deleted. So I would like to auto-forward my Gmail ...
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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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Where can I see the date I created my Gmail account?

Well, it's a long time I'm using my Gmail account. Today, I had a talk with my friends about the date we created our Gmail accounts and we all had some guesses about it. Is there any option in Gmail ...
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How to prevent Gmail from automatically marking message as read?

In Thunderbird I have such option and I use it. Now I am trying to switch to Gmail and I can't find such setting. I claim that no computer program can know, whether I have actually read a message. ...