I'd like to make filter like: to:*spam*@domain.com. It was possible couple years ago. But now there is another story:

Gmail doesn't recognize special search characters like [ ], ( ), &, #, *, and currency symbols.

I've unique address for each service that I use (microsoft_spam@, spam_google@, all_spam_dropbox@, etc). And I want store all mail from set of services in one folder (filter).

Is there any way to do it, without creating separated filter for each service?

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I'm afraid wildcards don't work. You need to use the OR operator.

So, something like:

[email protected] OR [email protected] OR [email protected]

In the "To:" field in the advanced search.

Your filter will end up looking like:

to:([email protected] OR [email protected] OR [email protected])

You might be able to do this: Just use the keyword you want in the "To:" field, not an entire email address.

to:(spam OR phishing)

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