I created a filter in Gmail, but forgot to apply it to already existing messages. Is there any way to apply filters to existing messages?


Also apply filter to xx matching conversations. option is available next to search filter in gmail

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    Yes, I know that. But if the filter already exists, how do I apply it?
    – petersohn
    Apr 9 '13 at 12:15
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    Go to settings , filters tab... Click edit... use the same settings ( change if required ) and click continue... In this step you can update the filter by checking also apply filter for existing matching conversations ...
    – asvignesh
    Apr 9 '13 at 12:51
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    I don't see this option ... :( is it no longer there?
    – tsar2512
    Nov 10 '18 at 18:02
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    @tsar2512 the option is still there, but it apparently has moved next to the other checkboxes, just below "Never mark it as important" and "Categorize as..."
    – J-mster
    Nov 25 '18 at 10:58
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    Holy moly! Thanks @asvignesh! This must be the most brain-dead UI choice I've ever seen! Aug 29 '19 at 16:30

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