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Gmail Categories are pre-defined tabs to organize the Gmail inbox.

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Can I remove the category labels (social, promotions etc) from Gmail entirely? [duplicate]

I've no intention of ever using these labels, but there doesn't seem to be anyway to remove them. It's frustrating as it really clutters up the labels dropdown box, with 5 completely superfluous ...
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How to “forget” previous categorization about a sender?

I am using Gmail Tabs (Primary, Social and Promotions). I moved a newsletter of a website I like from Promotions to Primary and clicked "yes" when Gmail asked me if I wanted to keep that behavior for ...
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How to indicate that a particular subscription in the “Updates” tab should always go to “Primary”? [duplicate]

I have a couple subscriptions that I'd always like to see in the Primary tab of gmail, but don't know how to indicate such. Is it possible, and if so how is it done?
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How to archive Gmail threads by age and label or category

I have Gmail filters set up to label and categories incoming mail. How do I automatically archive my mail when it reaches a predefined age, with different ages defined for each label and category? ...
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How do I make a new Category on my Gmail Account?

I was using Gmail and needed to organize something into a category (that would show on for Configuring my Inbox) which I wanted to make specifically for it. Although I noticed that it only allows me ...
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How to stop Gmail from forcing the Updates category on top of my other labels?

How can I stop Gmail from categorizing my e-mails under two labels, "Updates" and "General". I created a new category called "Travel", another called "Finance". Each time I apply a filter or a ...
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How can I remove the labels Social, Promotions, Updates, Forums in Gmail's compose window?

I would like to remove the labels "Social", "Promotions", "Updates", and "Forums", from the Gmail compose window.
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Is there a way to reorder the category tabs in Gmail?

Gmail presents its category tabs in the order Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, Forums. I'd like to move Promotions to the end and move up Updates to the second position for my work e-mail, since ...
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How to move messages in “Social” or “Promotions” into “Primary”

I never remember how to do this. My e-mails are categorised in "Social" or "Promotions". I would like these e-mails to be organized into "Primary". What is the easiest what to do this?
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Gmail label vs category

What is the difference between Gmail's category vs label? My take on it is that a category is specific for Gmail's "Inbox" feature and so is quite separate. A follow-on question is how does this ...
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Can I avoid using Gmail's category tabs and revert to the old interface?

Is it possible for me to return to the old Gmail screen without the categories tabs? Would my only option be to move to another email provider? I cannot understand most of the computer "language", ...
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Can filters be created based on categories?

Originally, I was using POP to access one Gmail account from another. I'd really like to have only the emails from the Primary category of the second account be downloaded to the first account, but ...
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Is there a way to create new Category Tabs in Gmail?

I love the idea of categories. Kind of like applied filters. I'd love to create my own custom applied filters as new categories, and be able to list those categories on the front page.
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Prevent Gmail from assigning a category when the message has a user-defined label (Multiple Inboxes enabled)

I appreciate the organization that comes with Gmail automatically assigning my messages to categories. However, I have one source of email that is a veritable firehose, and Gmail seems to think they ...
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Adding a new tab in Gmail

Today when I logged in to Gmail there were many tabs like Primary, Social, Promotions, and Updates. Indeed I quickly googled to find that's the new tabbed layout. All is well. But, I wonder is it ...
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How does Gmail Categorise the email as Primary, Social, etc.?

How does Gmail categorise the email messages in my inbox as primary, social, etc.? What should I do to make my mails send from my application be in the primary box always?
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Disable Gmail automatic categorisation?

Gmail has an automatic categorisation feature that sorts mail into various categories (social, promotions, updates, etc.). I would like to have an "Updates" tab, but I would like to disable the ...
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How do I reset all my filters / labels / categories on Gmail?

I have a considerable number of Social and Promotions emails that keep going into the Spam folder, and many others are wrongly assigned to Updates and Promotions while they should be in Primary. How ...
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Can I see my Gmail inbox tabs as IMAP labels?

I like the new inbox tabs (categories) feature on Gmail, but it's only useful on the web interface. If I use a mail client like Thunderbird I can't see the tabs. Is there any way to give all the ...
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What does the “Updates” label mean in Gmail?

I just received an E-mail with the word "receipt" in it, which means it got automatically applied with the label "Purchase related" according to one of my filters. When I went to remove the label, I ...
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Make Social/Promotions/Updates/Forums categorization Go Away in Gmail

Somewhat recently, Gmail started automatically labeling new messages as "Social", "Promotions", "Updates", or "Forums". These labels clash with those that I already have, and Gmail isn't categorizing ...