Hot answers tagged


No, there isn't. You can mute a thread, but you can't cleanly merge them. One thing you can do: forward an orphaned email to yourself as a response to the thread you want it to be a part of, then delete the original. That won't force your sender to keep things together, nor is it particularly automated, but for reading/archiving purposes it may fit your ...


The following conditions must be met: The subject must be similar (e.g. test and re: test will work; but test and test 123 won't). The sender must be a part of the thread OR the in-reply-to header must be used. The in-reply-to header can be used via Gmail's interface by simply replying to the thread. This is what enables forwarded messages to be a part ...


The short answer: the subject line. Google states: a conversation will break off into a new thread if the subject line of the conversation is changed, or if the conversation reaches over 100 messages. More info from Google


The Mute option is only enabled if your message is also in the inbox. Since your filter has the "Skip inbox" you will never see it


The Gmail blog has just announced a new feature that allows you to do this here: Turn off Gmail's conversation view Go to the main Settings page, look for the "Conversation View" section, select the option to turn it off, and save changes.


It's not possible to delete a single mail using your keyboard.


It should be using the References: header of the email messages. However, not all email clients provide a correct References header. There is nothing you can do about GMail's processing of the mail headers. Some references:


You can make the mute button come back when filtering by including the is:unread filter and adding -is:muted. I have the following query displayed beneath my inbox using the Multiple Inboxes lab, and it allows me to mute conversations: label:Support is:unread -is:muted This shows me anything labelled Support that I haven't read, and that isn't muted yet. ...


I've found a way to do it with Mozilla Thunderbird. Go to Edit -> Preferences Tab Advanced Subtab General Button "Config Editor" Then for the setting "mail.compose.other.header", add "In-Reply-To". Then you can choose that header when you compose a message just the way you can choose CC/To and others.


In order for the message to be threaded with another conversation, two conditions must be met. You must make the subject similar (ideally using the same subject is best), and you must use an email account that exists in that thread (for example if the messages are sent to your account,, you should send the message from See: How ...


It is a bug in the system. You will need to collect your messages without the label:yourlabel search. i.e. When you are creating/editing the filter, do a Test Search based on your filter. This will bring up all the results. From here you will find the once missing Mute Option in the More Actions Menu for each message. A second way would be have a second ...


The shortcut key for 'mute' is 'm'. I don't see 'mute' in any menu but the shortcut works for me in my google apps account.


You can find more info about that here: and here


What you need to do here is: view and delete the messages using Mobile version of GMail It will also open in your Computer.

1 Originally an Australian company. Now owned by Opera (norwegian company) since 2010. Norway is not part of EU.


Also try IFTTT. This allows you to set up triggers that cause actions for all sorts of things that happen on the internet. In this case, you can automatically forward the email with the date received added to the subject thereby creating a new conversation for each email. Sadly, gmail won't forward to an arbitrary email address so it's probably not ...


Gmail now has a feature to disable conversation view. Its under the General tab in settings. Unfortunately it disables conversations for the entire account. There's no way to selectively break conversations. The best you could do would be to use IMAP to access the problematic messages and rewrite them.

Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible