Is there a way I can create multiple sub-labels instead of one by one? I have created the following labels




Each label and sub-label is created individually, which is tedious work! I was wondering if there is a quicker way to add multiple sub-labels all at once, instead of creating one by one by one.

  • This might be doable using appscript, but back up and reconsider. Why are you trying to do this? It doesn't look like it will end happily
    – Jerry101
    Commented Jan 4, 2015 at 5:58
  • I am doing this for organizational reasons
    – Loopy
    Commented Jan 4, 2015 at 22:20

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In straight-up Gmail, no, unfortunately not.

The only way I can think of to do it would be to get a third-party email client that supports IMAP and allows for quick folder creation like that. Then you could create the labels (folders) in that and get them in your Gmail account. You could always dump the client afterward.

  • What do you mean by "client" Plz elaborate on how to get this imap thing
    – Loopy
    Commented Jan 4, 2015 at 22:23
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    A separate program for downloading/managing email. You know, like you used to need to do before there was web-mail. Thunderbird is one such. So is Outlook (although it does a lot more). There are tons. Recommending one to use is outside the ken of this site.
    – ale
    Commented Jan 5, 2015 at 1:12

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