I have a bunch of filters set up to channel certain emails; label them and skip the inbox.

However, if I reveive an email that doesn't fit the filter criteria, and I label it manually, I would like it to operate under those filter specs, ie, disappear from the inbox in this case.

Is that possible? The only way I can find is to go into filter settings and "apply to all conversations" every time.

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Instead of "Labeling" the mail, i.e. using the label icon, you can "Move" the mail to a label (using the Folder icon).
This will tag the mail with the right label and archive it (no more in the inbox).

  • When using the Android version of gmail I still have to do the label and archive as a two step process. Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 11:23

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