I subscribe to a number of mailing lists which occasionally have interesting information but often contain conversations that I am not interested in. Unfortunately, these conversations can often run into hundreds of messages.

Is there any convenient way in Gmail to mark any further messages that arrive with the same title as read?

I know that it is possible to do so by setting up a custom filter, but it seems like more effort than should be necessary. A "mute" button such as the one used for Facebook conversations is what I have in mind.

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You do have a Mute function in Gmail. If you have keyboard shortcuts enabled, simply press M to mute a conversation.

Otherwise, click the More button in the Gmail toolbar, and select Mute, Ignore or whatever it is called in your language:

Screenshot of the Gmail More menu, selecting the Mute option

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    You're right. I have no idea how I missed that! Jan 17, 2014 at 12:21
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    I don't understand why this answer gets upvoted. Muting conversion does not make further messages marked Read, it simply moves them to Archive. Sep 20, 2019 at 8:52
  • @IvanBalashov It seemed the OP's real problem was the large number of messages he was not interested in. If a "convenient way in Gmail to mark any further messages that arrive with the same title as read" existed, that would be one solution to the problem. Muting the conversation is another solution, one that actually exists. Sep 20, 2019 at 12:05

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