I'm setting up a new website/community and want to use my G-Mail account as the primary address. The problem is that I'm going to have a lot of emails coming through from different sources for different reasons, and I'd like to effectively sort my inbox, but how can this be done?

Here's an example of what I will more than likely have:

[email protected]

To make things a bit clearer, I could then split it up for incoming messages:

[email protected]

I could then apply a filter/subfilter which could be Sevice/One.

Now this would be fine but I'd like to make it a little more dynamic by having further extensions:

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

So as you can imagine, I'd have to set up multiple sub-sub-labels in order to effectively filter out incominmg messages for each.

Is there an easier way, where I can use the Service/One label, but then filter out the extensions,

( contact/billing/twitter/etc )?

  • Have you tried the solution offered? Did it work for you? If not we should try finding out why. If yes, as per site guidelines when an answer addresses your question, you should accept it so others can benefit as well -. (Why vote?) Commented Sep 5, 2019 at 16:15
  • No your answer didn't work as it was just highlighting what I had already done. I'm looking for a way to filter emails sent to the socialmedia filter .
    – WFF
    Commented Sep 5, 2019 at 16:28
  • "...it was just highlighting..." That means it works. That is how it is supposed to work. First "highlight" (which is actually find) and then create the filter. Do you know how to create a filter? You have to press the dropdown arrow on the right hand side and choose to create the filter. Commented Sep 5, 2019 at 16:56
  • I have created a filter ( in this case socialmedia ) - I want to be able to then filter out the messages that come from Twitter, hence the ?ref=twitter - As explined in my original question. I don't want to have to create additional secondary filters for each social netowrk that I sign up for.
    – WFF
    Commented Sep 5, 2019 at 20:36
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    "...but then filtered as Twitter, some how". Well.... That is just not possible. Each filter acts autonomously and only and never before the final step. That is why you will need -maybe similar but definately- unique filters. One for [email protected], one for [email protected] etc. You do not need to have [email protected]. Just [email protected]. It will do the same job. Commented Sep 5, 2019 at 21:15

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Filters using "src" are not supported.

I believe what you are looking for is a filter like:

from:(@twitter.com) to:([email protected])

This actually reads:
All (and any) incoming emails from: "twitter.com"
To: "[email protected]"

From then on, you choose your desired actions.

In any case, I would also recommend having a look at the Gmail Operators.

EDIT (following your comment ...it was just highlighting...)

After you make the search using the above given filter, you have to create your "permanent" filter by first clicking on the little arrow on the right side,

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and then, after further adjusting your search, click on the bottom button "Create filter".

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