I have recently imported all my mail from Outlook.com and my work email into the gmail accout and I have started to organize the messages using labels. The filters work great and I have managed to sort most of my mail into labels and sub labels.
The problem that I have is the following:
Let's say I have setup a label
Work with sub-labels
contact2 etc. Now when I have created the filter I am asking that email from
contact1 should go into
work/contact1 label and from
Work/contact2. This thing works however, Gmail seems to add more labels by its own accord and the email from
contact1 not only has the label
Work/contact1 but also has label
Work and in some cases inherits the label resulted from the import from outlook for example. Is there a way to tell Gmail to only apply that one label and strip the rest?
The reason I want this is because if a message has more than one label, it will appear everywhere it has corresponding labels. I only want the message to be in one "folder". I know about the fact that if say I have a thread from various contacts then the same message will appear in multiple locations but that is fine.