I have a rule setup in Outlook to "redirect" certain emails to my Gmail account. When they arrive they do not go into my inbox and end up without the "Inbox" label. Is it possible to apply the "Inbox" label manually with a filter?

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    If it's not showing up in the Inbox then there is likely a filter being hit that tells it to "skip the Inbox". Adjusting that filter will likely be a better course.
    – ale
    Mar 28, 2012 at 13:40
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    I'm pretty sure I don't have a filter for that. Actually I was really wanting to apply the Inbox label as you can't select it from the list when setting up a filter.
    – mor22
    Mar 28, 2012 at 15:52

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Yes, you go to settings - filters and create new filter then put your outlook address in the from address, go to create filter from this search and use the apply the label selection as the rule and then create filter and have it apply to the # matching conversations that it found from the "search"

This will apply it to all incoming messages that meet your criteria (you can specify additional criteria like subject containing "FWD") and any already existing "conversations" that match your criteria

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    I have tried this but I cannot apply the inbox label to make it show up in the inbox. I can see the mails in All Mail but not in the Inbox.
    – mor22
    Mar 28, 2012 at 11:30
  • The inbox label appears to be a special case - you can't create a label by that name... @AlEverett's suggestion of checking out your other filters is probably a better route to explore.
    – JW8
    Mar 28, 2012 at 15:50

If by mistake your mails are not shown in inbox, just select them, and select move to inbox from options above.

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