I would like to create a filter in Gmail as:

to:@mycompany.com OR from:@mycompany.com

However when I attempt to create or edit a filter I am given a form with individual fields and cannot find a way to create a combined filter as above.

Has anybody successfully created such a filter lately and how would I do it?

  • Do you men filtering or searching with that criteria?
    – cYrus
    Oct 5 '10 at 13:21
  • 'filtering' means 'message arrived - aplly it a label/archive/delete/forward. So what?
    – mhambra
    Oct 5 '10 at 13:29
  • (*typo: mean) I know what a filter is. You can't create a filter but you can search for to:@mycompany.com OR from:@mycompany.com.
    – cYrus
    Oct 5 '10 at 13:36

Currently, you can not create such filters. Create two and use both. If you really need strict display of only @mycompany.com-related messages in your inbox, either use IMAP and some client, or some Gmail app (there are few for MacOS), or write a greasemonkey script that hides anything without from/to label.

UPD: http://lifehacker.com/276499/build-advanced-gmail-filters-and-persistent-searches -- really neat, thought that just adding e-mails to a list of known words is not good, but didn't know that.

  • Ah, so one cannot definitively mix advanced search classifiers in their filter. Looking at lifehacker.com/276499/… seems to imply this is possible in the "Has words" section...
    – PP
    Oct 5 '10 at 13:35
  • If you want to edit your answer with the solution I've provided I'll accept it as the authoritative solution.
    – PP
    Oct 5 '10 at 13:40

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