My current Gmail e-mail address is a part of a bunch of mailing lists that I need to be a part of. The problem is that I don't know what they are and they are always changing. So, how can I have it set up so that any e-mail, regardless of which mailing list it originates, that comes to that one e-mail address, is applied the same label?
I've found the best option is to find a section of text in the email that is common to them all and filter based on that. For example, you might use:
to:<you>@gmail.com subject:<common text> (<Word #1> OR <Word #2> OR <Word #3>)
You would then add/remove the
<Subject> depending on what commonality you find.
If the list of mailing list is large I would do the following.
- Open an email
- use the More/Filter Messages like these command
- Attach the label to the filer
- Also apply the filter to X matching conversations
- After the filter is created then archive all the messages with that label
- Repeat until you have created enough filters to capture all your mailing lists
Each time you create a new filter the number of unfiltered messages will be reduced.
If you see a new message come in that isn't caught by an existing filter, make a new one.