I have my university email account set up in Gmail to send and receive. Previously, I created a filter that would move all messages to foo@bar.edu to the foo@bar.edu label. I have since deleted that filter and changed the name of the label foo@bar.edu to Bar, but messages that are sent to foo@bar.edu are still being labeled as Bar. What is causing this?

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Make sure you haven't told Gmail to automatically add a label on POP3 import:

To check go to:

  1. Settings
  2. Accounts and Import
  3. Check mail from other accounts (using POP3)
  4. Edit

Make sure the "Label incoming messages" checkbox is unchecked.

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