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When I create a Gmail filter using the FROM field, do I want to enter the entire sender address or can I just use the name Google puts in the Inbox's from column? And, if I want to trap a string of words, how do I enter the string? With " or '?

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Gmail filters don't reach out to your contacts, so you want to use a fully-qualified email address.

As for strings in your filter, unless you're looking to exact match on multiple words, you shouldn't need any quotes. If you do, either should suffice.

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