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When is it okay to use “label:”, “in:”, or “is:” in a Gmail Filter?

When you try to use any of the queries label:, in:, or is: in a Gmail filter, you will see the following warning: Warning: Filter searches containing "label:", "in:", or "is:" criteria are not ...
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Prevent Gmail from assigning a category when the message has a user-defined label (Multiple Inboxes enabled)

I appreciate the organization that comes with Gmail automatically assigning my messages to categories. However, I have one source of email that is a veritable firehose, and Gmail seems to think they ...
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Make Social/Promotions/Updates/Forums categorization Go Away in Gmail

Somewhat recently, Gmail started automatically labeling new messages as "Social", "Promotions", "Updates", or "Forums". These labels clash with those that I already have, and Gmail isn't categorizing ...
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How can I see how much space a label or folder is taking up in Gmail?

Is there a way to see how how much space a label/folder is taking up on Gmail ? I know I can see the overall account info at the bottom i.e., "x of 15gb" - but is there a way to break this down by ...
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Creating a filter to color the incoming email — not the “star label”

Does Gmail have the ability to create a filter, based on sender, to "color" the incoming email? For example, in my email window, I want to see all emails coming from my boss in red (not the label’s ...
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Gmail auto label trick doesn't seem to work?

The Gmail auto label trick doesn't seem to work anymore. Is there some setting somewhere to enable this feature? I am referring to the trick where you specify a label in the email address. For ...
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Gmail: I send myself a file to keep in a label forever, but then I delete my sents and it deletes from my label. Help?

I have to constantly delete my sents because I send about 10 video clips (6 MEG each) per day, thus I am always filling up my free storage that Google allows. That's fine with me, I don't need to keep ...
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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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Two factor gmail authentication: How to login from *either* device? [closed]

How can I use 2 factor Gmail authentication in this situation? I have a Gmail account, a laptop and a phone. I use 2 factor authentication so that when i try to access Gmail on the laptop, i verify ...
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“there was a problem previewing this document” in Gmail

Almost every time I click on an attachment preview in Gmail it says there was a problem previewing this document and offers to download. What did I do wrong and how to fix it?
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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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Possible to access email attachment from google drive?

In Gmail, I can attach a file from my google drive. On the reverse direction, in google drive, can I access the attached files of received emails in gmail? This is useful when I lose access to my ...
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Gmail: set up filter to run when out of office

Is it possible in Gmail to set up a filter which only runs when the out of office/vacation responder is turned on? The reason I want this is to be able to forward potentially important emails, but ...
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Upload emails to Gmail account from the Google Takeout generated .mbox file

In the past I've downloaded my emails from a Gmail account using Google Takeout. This gave me a .mbox archive. Is there a way I can upload this into a another Gmail account?
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Is it possible to use custom font in Gmail?

Gmail only provides these fonts: Sans Serif Serif Comic Sans MS Courier New Garamound Georgia Tahoma Trebuchet MS Verdana But I don't wanna use any of those. I want to use the font of my own ...
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Messages sent to mailing list not shown in Gmail

When I send an email from my Gmail account to a mailing list I never receive the messages I have sent in the inbox. Since I use an external account, which I import with POP3 into Gmail, I can see on ...
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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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How to get saved password from POP3 account in Gmail?

I have set up a POP3 mail account (Yahoo) in Gmail to send and receive my Yahoo messages from there. Everything works, so obviously I saved my password for the account somewhere in Gmail. I want to ...
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Emailing group set-up in Gmail is displaying the email not the contact name

I am the new secretary for a association. I spent a great deal of time entering contacts from the group including Name and email. When I sent my first group email it displayed the email instead of ...
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Can I see my Gmail inbox tabs as IMAP labels?

I like the new inbox tabs (categories) feature on Gmail, but it's only useful on the web interface. If I use a mail client like Thunderbird I can't see the tabs. Is there any way to give all the ...
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Creating a filter in Gmail that applies more than one label

I've been using Filters for a while in Gmail but have always been wondering if such a feature is available. Is it possible to somehow have a Gmail filter apply more than one label? As you can see ...
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How to categorise the following email types according to Gmail categories?

In my account, the following email types are not automatically categorised by Gmail's tab feature: Customer support confirmations. Example subject: "Ticket Received - [#3014] Status of Customizable ...
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Google Security Checkup Gmail Settings

Today, Google suggested running a security checkup. While almost everything was clear and helpful, one section Check your Gmail settings was unclear. It says: "Make sure that your Gmail settings are ...
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How to getting RSS feeds into Gmail

Is there an easy way (say, a bookmarklet) that, whenever I see a feed, I can subscribe to it so that updates will go into my Gmail?
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Ability to send mail from alias address? [duplicate]

I have a mail server with Postifx (and dovecot) setup, on which there is an alias address (say alias@example.com) which forwards mail to my main email (myname@gmail.com). This works fine, and all mail ...
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Import mail from another Gmail account, but deduplicate?

If you have two Gmail accounts, one of which is forwarding to the other and you want to import ALL of the mail from the other one minus the messages that were already forwarded to the second account, ...
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How to find a phone number in a Gmail message

Several weeks ago, don't remember when exactly, a colleague sent me his phone number by email. Now I cannot find this email. I tried to search for all messages by this colleague, but unfortulately, ...
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My Gmail account is being used in another location

Actually, I do not know whether or not my Gmail account is compromised given the details. I am on a desktop computer right now and logged in to my account. I have got a Windows phone with Gmail ...
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Can I set Gmail “out of office” replies for every week recurring?

I only work Monday through Wednesday. I would like to set it up so when clients email me on these days every week, they get a friendly reminder. How can I do this? It seem I would have to do it ...
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How can I search for a specific e-mail without flipping through every page each time?

I tried to search for such a question on this website but did not find anything really concerning to my real question. So, I have got Gmail and I have a lot of e-mails. There are like 4000 or ...
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Is it possible to create a Gmail filter that works on arbitrary headers?

(Not a dup: this very similar question really asks about the DeliveredTo header). Bugzilla provides a number of headers telling you why you received a mail, such as X-Bugzilla-Reason. How can I ...
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Google Mail Fetcher not fetching emails

I have just setup a Google Apps account as I want to use Gmail and use my website's domain. I want to fetch all the emails from my current webmail account (e.g me@someone.com) into the Gmail account I ...
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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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What text triggers the GMail warning about forgetting attachments?

I would like to know exactly what text causes the GMail pop-up dialog box that warns that you may have forgotten to attach files to an e-mail. I have visited a lot of webpages describing the feature, ...
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Counting the number of emails exchanged with a given email address in Gmail

Is there any way to easily count the number of emails exchanged with a given email address in Gmail? (number of emails <> number of threads)
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Why does GMail show two different pictures for my profile, one of which is not me?

Recently, a strange thing occurred in my account when viewing it on my laptop computer, I have my normal profile picture that appears in the upper right hand corner of what I see when seeing my mail ...
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How to change the password of Gmail in CLI?

How to change the password of Gmail in CLI ? That is, after: openssl s_client -crlf -connect pop.gmail.com:995 What command should I type? Some says we can't in CLI. Is it true ? And Is it also ...
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Gmail & Mailman: Email from Mailing List from Self

I'm subscribed to a few Mailman mailing lists. When someone sends an email to the list, I of course get an email from the list. My question is with regards to what happens I send an email to the list. ...
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Get email addresses from gmail message body

I've found this lovely script from another thread: Get e-mail addresses from Gmail messages received. It works great! However, what I'm trying to do is pull the contact info from the message body, as ...
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Could I add a new Gmail email address to my Google account?

If I delete my Gmail address from my Google account (with this method), then could I register a new one? Google support pages don't say anything about it, sadly. I think maybe it is possible because ...
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Gmail Filter Not Forwarding Email

I have a Gmail filter set up to forward some emails to another account. The filter is correctly finding all of the incoming emails and is labeling them "WAVE" as it is supposed to. But it is not ...
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How do I reclaim my old Gmail username?

I'm looking to recover the username from a Google Account that I deleted a couple years ago. The username is stevenheidel. All I want is the name, don't require any information from the account. This ...
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How do I get my old Google Chat back in the Gmail web app?

I don't like the new Google Hangout integration with my gmail web app. It's too busy, too much color, and too hard to see what status people are. In short, get off my lawn. Can I get the old Google ...
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Is Rapportive deprecated, discontinued?

Rapportive has made itself an essential Chrome extension in my professional toolbox. Last February, the company was acquired by LinkedIn. Nevertheless the extension continued to function as it was ...
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How to keep emails that I put in my folders while deleting them from my inbox in Gmail

How can I keep my messages I put into my folders I created in Gmail? In my Yahoo account, I have lots of folders where I keep receipts, medical records, etc. and they do not appear in my inbox after I ...
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How can I filter and label emails that are sent to a mailing list (which I am a part of)?

My current Gmail e-mail address is a part of a bunch of mailing lists that I need to be a part of. The problem is that I don't know what they are and they are always changing. So, how can I have it ...
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Is there a way to display exact received time instead of relative time?

Does google offer a configuration option, or has someone developed a plugin or extension, that can display the exact received time instead of the relative time an email was received? This is what I ...
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How can I find out the calling history in the plugin of gmail?

In gmail, there used to be a plugin at lower left corner for using Gtalk to call some other people. When I click the phone icon, there will be a list of recent phone numbers that I have communicated ...
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How do I set Gmail to use my default account? [closed]

How do I set Gmail to use my default account? My settings are set correctly, so this appears to be a bug. Details: I've checked my settings and my ****@xona.com account is set to be the default, but ...
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Can't verify my new Gmail account

I got this email from Google after setting up my new account: Congratulations on creating your brand new Gmail address, ****@gmail.com. Please keep this email for your records, as it contains an ...