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"Also apply filter to matching messages"

Checking this box in a Gmail filter ONLY works when creating or editing a filter. The box apparently gets un-checked subsequently. I have a need for a filter to be applied EACH time Gmail is invoked. How can I accomplish this without going through a "pretend" filter edit each time?

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The filters are only applied to incoming messages.

One way to use a simple filter all the time is to use the Multiple inbox setting. Wiith multiple inboxes you can display 5 other queries as a separate inbox view.

Under settings/inbox change inbox type to "multiple inboxes". You can then put the logic of the filter you want in the definition of the section. I don't know how complex the query can be.

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