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?

1 Answer 1


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.)


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.