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Two email accounts, alpha@gmail.com and beta@gmail.com

I set up a filter on alpha.

If to:(alpha@gmail.com) then:
forward to:beta@gmail.com
skip inbox
mark as read

I want it to come in like a normal new email on my beta account (unread, in inbox), and be filed away in my alpha account.

When a test email is sent, the email is read/archived in both accounts.

If I removed the 'skip inbox/mark as read' instructions from the filter, then it will come to inbox/unread on both accounts.

If I separate the filters (one to forward, one to read/archive), it arrives read/archived in both accounts.

In the beta account settings, alpha@gmail.com is set up as a "Send mail as" account. The 'alias' box is not ticked.

  • Are you looking at these two accounts in different browsers/tabs or have you linked them through the settings? – mhoran_psprep Feb 11 '18 at 12:15
  • Well.. both. I have two browser windows open to control each, but they are linked via settings in that beta's settings has alpha listed as a "send mail as" account. – Nelluk Feb 11 '18 at 23:20

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