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Questions tagged [gmail-filters]

Pre-made or user-made sets of rules that perform different actions on incoming or outgoing emails in Gmail.

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How can I ensure drafts are not included in my gmail filters?

I have created some filters in Gmail. Some of the results include drafts. This drives me nuts. How can I create a filter with the requirement that drafts be excluded? I've tried putting the search ...
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Problem creating a Gmail filter

Before the new version of Gmail: when creating a filter, once in the pop-up window with the 11 filter options, I could always see the blue button at the bottom of the window to activate my filter ...
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How to actually archive messages automatically so that they not show up in “Other messages”?

I switched from Inbox back to Gmail and I am trying to make it work the way I understand it should, from the descriptions of the settings. In particular, I have an "Important and unread" section, as ...
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Can't switch back to Classic Gmail and I hate it [duplicate]

I also have two Gmail accounts, I opened both on Google Chrome. One has the option for "Go back to classic Gmail" in setting button. But another account, automatically changed to "New version of Gmail"...
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Create Gmail filter that checks whatever mail was classified as spam

I want to immediately delete spam mail from a specific domain. I want it to skip spam folder and be automatically deleted. I do not want to affect emails from this domain that are not marked as a ...
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Gmail filters delayed substantially in forwarding emails

I've set up a filter in Gmail that I need to forward certain emails to SMS. I need it to forward the emails immediately. They take from one to twelve hours to forward. I don't see any settings to set ...
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Gmail filter to match all incoming messages

I would like to apply a particular label to all incoming messages. Gmail filters apply to both outgoing and incoming messages. So I've added a condition that says Doesn't have from:me. This prevents ...
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Filter out notifications from github except those from specific users

I belong to a Github organization and am being overwhelmed by notifications sent to the various repos in that org. I have a team of people whose notifications I do need to see; I'd like to filter out ...
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Gmail filter to see emails I never replied to

Is there a quick way to search or filter my Gmail inbox to see all the emails I never replied to?
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How to automate Gmail response, different first and second response?

I am seeking help to automate the Gmail response to new community members in an apartment complex. First, new members send/email us a new membership, including name, i.e. request as a new ...
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Gmail marks sent emails as “Inbox”. Why?

Just a few weeks ago, Gmail started to randomly mark letters as Inbox, after I send them. These letters usually go to one domain. Let's say, example.com. There is a filter for example.com, that ...
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Filtering Gmail on From field

When I create a Gmail filter using the FROM field, do I want to enter the entire sender address or can I just use the name Google puts in the Inbox's from column? And, if I want to trap a string of ...
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Gmail rule “reply with canned response and delete” doesn't work

I'm trying to set up a Gmail rule which runs whenever I receive an email to a specific address. This rule sends a canned response and then deletes the email. The rule to send the canned response ...
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Mimic “Mute” functionality with a custom label

I have two labels - followup and hold. Followup has all emails I need to action on. Hold label is for email where I'm waiting for something. I try to keep my inbox at zero email all the time. All ...
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How many domains we can include while creating a filter in Gmail? [duplicate]

Someone tell me the number of domains to be included while creating filter in Gmail inbox for example: from:(-*@gt.com -*@syscloud.com)
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Gmail, filter all updates to privacy policies / terms of service

I get 3-5 emails a day with updates to privacy policies and terms of service from various web applications. Often I cannot unsubscribe from these messages since they are required by law. However, I do ...
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Filter emails unless they are directly to me [duplicate]

I'm using Gmail and I'm trying to make a filter or series of filters that will remove any email sent to a certain mailing list UNLESS they are also addressed to me specifically. I normally archive all ...
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How do you exclude chat when applying label via filter in Gmail?

I want to create a filter in Gmail that has the rule to:me -cc:me but I only want it to apply to emails, not Hangouts chat messages. When I try to include -in:chats in my filter Gmail warns me that ...
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How do I whitelist a Google Mail address while still blocking a key spam-word?

I have a fairly substantial Google Mail filter list, probably around sixty entries in total, the vast majority of which block mail using the action "Mark as read, Delete it." Three of these rules ...
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Should the mute label get applied to new messages in a thread?

I have an issue where muted threads keep coming back to my inbox, despite the fact that my address does not appear in the to:, cc:, or bdd: fields. This is also not due to "important" messages ...
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Need to filter remaining emails from a specific sender

I have filters set in place for eBay to apply labels to sold, offers, ended listings, and other important topics. Is there a way to filter all other emails from eBay that do not fall into the above ...
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How can I filter mails on Gmail by a specific 'via' tag?

I want to filter my Gmail emails by a specific via tag. Let's say the tag is examplewebsite.edu.com and the email sender is someperson@example.com I want to filter every email, irrelevant of the ...
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How to filter blocked emails in gmail

Because I don't want to lose any email I have this filter on my gmail which bypasses google's original spam filtering: Matches: is:spam Do this: Never send it to Spam However, I have a block list ...
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How to filter only emails without aliases

I have been using Gmail for a while and created a bunch of aliases for different mailing lists and websites, with "name.firstname+website@gmail.com" I am currently switching to another email provider ...
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Forwarding from one gmail to another - recipient automatically skips inbox

Two email accounts, alpha@gmail.com and beta@gmail.com I set up a filter on alpha. If to:(alpha@gmail.com) then: forward to:beta@gmail.com skip inbox mark as read I want it to come in like a ...
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Gmail - Automatically move certain emails from sent items to inbox

I have a web application that has a contact us form on it. The contact us form is configured to use OAuth to send it's emails through my G Suite account. In order to set this up I had to make the ...
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Sort mails in Gmail from a mailing list after certain buzzwords

My problem: I get lots of mails from a mailing list. Let's call it list@gmail.com. I am not in all of them interested and I want to filter them. Mails that are coming via this list@gmail.com AND ...
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How to create a label for any email with a response from the recipient?

I'm looking to create a filter that adds a label for any recipient who has responded to me ever, ideally if I have responded back to them. Is their a simple way to do this?
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Setting up a Gmail canned response for the beginning of a conversation

I've followed some guides (like this one) to set up an autoresponse service in Gmail. I want just one automatic email for each conversation start. Using filters+templates, like it's described in the ...
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How to forward all email received in Gmail account when using a filter?

I have an unconditional forwarding address set up for a Gmail account: Forward a copy of incoming mail to: email1@mydomain.com and keep copy in inbox" I also have a filter that forwards email with ...
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Filter for a word in message body, not in to-address?

My e-mail address is abc@gmail.com. Abc is also a word I want to get notified about if it appears in a message. For this purpose I have created a filter where I entered "abc" in the field "Has the ...
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Why do mailing list replies sometimes ignore my importance filters?

I have 3 filters for importance labelling in my Priority Inbox: Matches: from:(-me) to:(-me) Do this: Never mark it as important Matches: from:me to:me Do this: Never mark ...
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How do I filter emails in Gmail based on the “From” address when the “To” is already getting filtered?

I have multiple email addresses that are synced to one Gmail account. I currently have the other addresses skip the inbox and get labeled based on the email. However, now I need it so that if I get an ...
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Gmail filter to apply to specific “Label”

Can I set a Filter so that when I apply a specific label to an email in the Inbox it is forwarded to another email address? Example: If I label an email "Important",can a filter also forward it to a ...
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How do I make Gmail filters neutral with respect to archiving?

I have several filters set up on a Gmail account. If A: apply label A, skip the inbox (archive). If B: apply label B, skip the inbox (archive). If C: apply label C, skip the inbox (archive). If D: ...
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I can't make Gmail stop marking things as important

I am trying to have Gmail send me a notification only when I receive a message from specific addresses. This is the option I have selected in settings: Important mail notifications on - Notify me ...
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Is it possible to automatically apply a tag in Gmail and then hiding part of the subject?

I would like to automatically apply a label to every mail containing [Something] in the subject and then hiding that part when the mail are showed in the Inbox. For example i receive an email with ...
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Gmail auto Canned Response sends to wrong address

I have a small irritating problem which is that I'm often being confused with some other guy with the exact same name who lives on the other side of Sweden. Which means that I receive quite a lot of ...
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What would be a good Gmail filter for deleting survey requests?

I receive a large number of survey requests from a variety of companies that I've done business with. I did not opt in for any of these surveys, but almost every business I interact with online sends ...
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Can I automatically delete emails in Gmail trash matching specific search?

I would like to automatically (on a schedule, or realtime) delete any emails in Gmail's trash folder that fit a specific search (NOT all Trash emails). Can that be done? I would strongly prefer a ...
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Only forward an email once per subject line

My supplier's system sends me automated invoices by email, however, due to a glitch with their system, this email gets sent to me twice, a few hours apart. Since it is sent twice, my Gmail does not ...
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I turned my spam filter off in Gmail. How do I turn it back on?

When I search Google it only shows how to turn it off.
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Why are Blind Carbon Copies (BCC) to self not getting a label like INBOX when sent from a phone?

Some of my mail is handled by a third party. Every email I send using that party has a Blind Carbon Copies (BCC) to myself @ my third party's email address. All mail at the third party is forwarded to ...
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My Gmail alias or group resends every email — Why? I'm using Gmail from “G Suite” / “Google Apps”)

I'm a Google Apps admin, and it's a mystery that, anytime I receive a message from just one specific ALIAS or GROUP address (and that I'm a member of that group or alias), it RE-SENDS the same message ...
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Apply filter based on label?

Here is what I am attempting to do: As you can see, this matches 0 messages: I don't really want the label Inbox, I was just using that as a test. Really want to use a custom label. I have read ...
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Remove labelled emails from Google Inbox [duplicate]

I have an inbox, and a label (let's call it label x). When I get an email that matches the filter for label x, I want it to appear in the 'x' folder, and NOT appear in the inbox. And if possible, not ...
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Filter all mails sent to domain except for specific recipient

How can I filter all the messages sent to *@domain.com except for those sent exclusively to user@domain.com? I tried to:domain.com AND -to:user@domain.com and to:(domain.com -user@domain.com) but it ...
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Mimicking Gmail's Tab Feature When Using Multiple Inboxes

I want to manage two different email addresses through Gmail, and I have been experimenting with the Multiple Inboxes feature to accomplish this. The downside is that it appears that I have to choose ...
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Apply different labels depending on a condition

I have a filter that applies a label to any mail from a certain sender. I want to apply a different label sometimes depending on the content of the message. I currently have it working by duplicating ...
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How to filter Follow-Up Emails in Gmail?

I create a filter for someone's email and it automatically goes to a folder. For all of his following emails, they go into that folder. But for anyone who REPLIES to His email it goes directly in my ...