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Type into the search field of Gmail: from:xyz OR to:uvw see also here. to make a filter (and apply actions to that filter) from that search: click the little down arrow on the right side of the search field and then click create filter with this search.


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Updated: There is a blog today about updated Gmail search modifiers that allow you to do this with a simple search! has:nouserlabels Note: Because of Gmails threading you will have labels on some of the messages in the derived list because some messages in a thread will have labeling while some won't. Original answer: The Gmail advanced search help page ...


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Yes, you can filter by delivered-to. Just create a new filter with deliveredto:youremail@address.com in the has the words field.


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Go to the list of filters in Settings, edit the filter you want to run, don't change anything, and before you click Update Filter, check the box that says "Also apply filter to [x] matching conversations".


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If you are talking about searching, then @akira's question is correct. However, it sounds like you are asking about how to use this condition in a filter. The trick is that you can put whatever search criteria you want in the filter's Has the words field. For any other field it will prefix your criteria with the field name. For example, if you type ...


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I just tried it, and it seems that they happen in the order they are defined in the list: If you have: Star email message from:foo Apply label to is:starred ... then it will apply the label to the message. If you reverse the order, it won't.


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Here is a list of all the advanced operators: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=7190


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Yes. See the note on point 4 below. Gmail's filters allow you to manage the flow of incoming messages. Using filters, you can automatically label, archive, delete, star, or forward your mail, even keep it out of Spam. To create a filter Click the down arrow in your search box. A window that allows you to specify your search criteria will ...


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No, there is no way to do this. But, you can use the Google Labs project Filter import/export under Settings > Labs in Gmail. Install Filter import/export in Labs Create your filter Go to Settings > Filters Check the checkbox next to your new filter Click "export" at the bottom, this will create an xml file called mailFilters.xml You should have a ...


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One way you can do it is by using the minus operator on the label operator. So for example: -label:tag-a -label:tag-b -label:tag-c or for one-word tags: -label:{taga tagb tagc} This is probably only practical if you don't have a lot of labels. Additionally, if they don't change often, you can include a link to this search so that it easily accessible ...


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Filters are processed in the order they exist in the list. This means that if a filter comes after another one, you can use one of these special filter criterias which it warns you about. For example, if you have a filter that stars a message, then you can have a rule below it use is:starred successfully. Some criteria is even applied automatically before ...


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Sorry, we do not currently have functionality that allows you to use different kinds of stars with filters.


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Yes In your Gmail settings, under "Accounts and Import", if you have multiple "send mail as" accounts set up you can choose to always default to your Gmail account or to respond with the account to which the message was sent.


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To my surprise, the solution to me was using the vertical bar | between emails instead of the comma , in the TO filed during filter creation. Example: name1@domain.com | name2@domain.com | name3@domain.com` The search box would look like: to:(name1@domain.com | name2@domain.com | name3@domain.com) I got a popup message from Gmail saying that using ...


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Sure. You need to create a filter. Matches: from:(bob@example.com) Do this: Apply label "CLIENT" Matches: to:(my-alternate-email@example.net) Do this: Apply label "non-work related"


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Gmail shows a preview of the messages that the filter will apply to during the filter setup I'd encourage you to review the results in the future to make sure they are what you expect. Unfortunately at this time it is not possible to revert a filter after creation, but I'm passing along your feedback. If you haven't already, make sure to delete that filter ...


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Alias = mirror of the original or main email address. Therefore the disk space is shared between the two. Good explanation over here. An alias is essentially just a nickname for a mail account. The alias itself has no mailbox and all mail sent to it will be delivered to the mailbox it is mapped to.


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This can be fixed by using the Inbox settings page and uncheck the option to have important mail ignore filters.


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Not directly, no. You need to set up a mailing list, such as on Google Groups. (Really it could be any of a number of services. The key is that there is a single email address to use that will send all messages sent to it on to member email addresses.) However, there's a bit of setup involved and your syndicate members will need to do a little work as ...


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In my case I had lots of rubbish in the All Mail folder, mail that should have been deleted but accumulated there for some reason. I wanted to get rid of it without touching anything that was labelled including the nonuser labels. This did the trick: has:nouserlabels -in:Inbox -in:Draft -in:Sent


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Google has the operator has:nouserlabels now. It works like a charm for what you want to do. I don't know why it was so difficult to find for so long. Maybe it is fairly new.


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Yes, it will display all that apply. For each filter you're able to assign one label. If you happen to have multiple filters catch the same email, they will each label the incoming mail accordingly.


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The 'or' function in Gmail is represented by 'OR,' and the 'not' function is represented by a minus (-). You also can use quotes (" ") to specify an exact phrase. From the Gmail help page on Boolean operators.


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Yes. Gmail filters can include multiple components and only flag/forward/tag emails that match the multiple requirements. Some examples from my own filters: from:(removed@gmail.com or removed@removed.com) subject:("Delivery Status Notification") to:(+special) The to:(+special) thing is an interesting filter. Say your user is sender1@gmail.com. You can ...


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From the "About Gmail Search" documentation: Gmail doesn't recognize special search characters like square brackets, parentheses, currency symbols, the ampersand, the pound sign, and asterisks. As you appear to have already discovered, and my quick tests appear to confirm, this seems to include the exclamation mark character. I would assume that the ...


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The workaround I use to do this is to apply labels to filtered messages. From Gmail >> Settings >> Filters you can edit the behavior of existing filters (or new ones) to include "Apply label", once you check that box you can assign an existing label to the filter or create a new one. This way you can see what filters apply to a given email both inline ...


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The TO:myemail@myemail.com will return all messages sent to myemail@myemail.com, including those where myemail@myemail.com is CCed (or BCCed in case you send the e-mail, since you can see the BCC). Use TO:myemail@myemail.com -CC:myemail@myemail.com -BCC:myemail@myemail.com instead. (the 'not' function is represented by a minus -) Parenthesis are only ...


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I don't think Google supports this feature, but I found a workaround from 2008 that might still work: Create the group in My Contacts Compose an email to said group Copy the "To:" field Paste into the "Convert" textbox here Copy the the "Convert" output into a new filter Try it and let us know if it does what you're looking for.


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It's going to be there for a week, but will only appear at login for a minute or two so you don't get banner blindness. It's a security feature that should help remind you to double-check for any dubious forwarding filters during that time. How long will I see this notice? For about a week, this notice will appear for a few minutes each time you ...


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Make sure you haven't told Gmail to automatically add a label on POP3 import: To check go to: Settings Accounts and Import Check mail from other accounts (using POP3) Edit Make sure the "Label incoming messages" checkbox is unchecked.



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