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I used filters to automatically label newsletters in Gmail. For example, I added a filter that matches incoming email id to newsletter@brainpickings.org etc. and labels them as READING. But for some reason, labels are not being automatically added as new emails arrive.

READING filter

How to debug it?

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The first step in debugging is to try with only one From: address. Does that work?

You need to break up the various From: addresses separated by OR operators. No email is going to be from newsletter@brainpickings.org and NewYorker@newsletter.newyorker.com and ... etc.

You want to change your filter to:

Matches: from:(newsletter@brainpickings.org OR NewYorker@newsletter.newyorker.com OR team@email.digg.com OR harpers-weekly@harpers.org OR newsletters@fastcompany.com OR nytdirect@nytimes.com)

(Note that the "OR"s need to be in all uppercase for it to work properly.)

  • Yes, it works. Thanks – kamalbanga Jan 2 '14 at 10:57

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