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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Auto Reply set up on Google Messenger - How to set so doesn't reply every time same person replies [migrated]

I have linked our google messenger to auto reply via email as we are a doctor's office and the messenger is not monitored for canceled appointments. The problem is we ask people to reply "Y"...
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In Gmail, how can I filter emails by a label applied to previous emails in the same conversation chain?

I get a lot of recruiting emails. I do not want to read these emails now, but want to retain them for the future. I have most set to skip my inbox and have a label applied automatically like so: ...
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I created filter and it removed all mail from inbox

I wanted to create a filter for a particular address but instead it removed all mail from my inbox. Then I deleted the filter without finding out what it did. Can anyone help me to restore the ...
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how to reset gmail without device and moved to a different country? [duplicate]

I badly need to get that account back, i lost my phone, forgot my password and i moved to a different country how can i recover it? It there any possible way that i could recover my gmail account and ...
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Create filter with one button click on Gmail

Every time I see a new newsletter in my inbox I want it to go into a specific label folder, be archived, and marked as read. I forget all the newsletters I sign up to, so I often have to do this ...
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Delete individual mail from a conversation using filter gmail

I have created a filter to label all the OTPs that come to my mail but there are thousands of them which I want to delete. I have tried deleting using older_than:2d label:OTPs -label:GST but I want to ...
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Accidentally set Gmail to bypass inbox and send all emails to trash

I was setting filters to automatically move junk emails to trash. Unfortunately, I managed to set filter moving all emails- incoming and sent — to trash. I can’t find a way to get rid of filter. I ...
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Gmail: how to filter messages from a specific sender into inbox if they have either of two keywords, and delete all messages with neither keyword

I'm working for a nonprofit that serves people charged with federal crimes. We track their cases online using a system that sends an email to us every time something happens in their case. That's a ...
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mystery unkillable email

My trash file and sometimes my regular email file is being invaded with mystery emails with very odd topic lines.  My attempts to create rules to block and delete them have been frustrated. I have ...
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Filter emails sent "via" certain domain

I receive emails from a company that uses the same reply-to address for both marketing emails and my orders I place with them. However, they are sent with different domains, as they use different ...
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Gmail Filter to Search Body not working [duplicate]

I have an html email which has something like this_is_my_email_log in its body. If i search the whole text it will find the email but if i try to just search for the word log in it's body then i ...
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Gmail Filters for email Alias

I use gmail workspace for my work, its not @gmail.com but it's myusername@mycompany.com but we use it in google workspace, gmail, drive and all..Provided by the company.. We have lots of email aliases ...
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How to search Gmail for emails sent to many recipients

I've been given the task of searching our company emails for emails that were sent to 10+ recipients, to check for accidentally included mailing lists. However, I've checked all the documentation I ...
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Gmail filter to me (not on CC)

I need to filter any mails directly addressed to me. It shouldn't pick mails in which I am in CC. Second condition: Consider, I am in a group alias called eg:group1@gmail.com, if mail is addressed to ...
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How can I easily add a new sender to an existing filter?

I would like to easily add a new sender to an existing gmail filter rule. For example, suppose I have a complex filter that operates based on a list of several senders. When I receive a newsletter ...
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Filter emails before send on Gmail based on keywords

I set up a service that I do not own that uses Gmail's SMTP server to send emails to several recipients when certain events happen in the service. The event categories that are sent by email are too ...
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Gmail filter to act on old messages

I receive frequent email notifications from our home security cameras. I'm happy when they come in, but after a day or so I'd like them archived to a specific folder (untag Inbox, tag with a specific ...
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Filter Gmail messages that were forwarded from another mail

Since I cannot open my outlook mail in my mobile phone due to company policy, I am forwarding the mail to a "mirror" Gmail account. So all messages in that account starts with "FW:"...
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All my new emails (Gmail) are automatically marked as updates category. How do I remove that updates category from new email?

I am not able to see the emails in inbox and is automatically pushed to updates category. Please need help to remove that update category so that I can view my emails in inbox.
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How to send a automatic reply in Gmail to a forwarded message

In my company, we have an info@ email address that is forwarded to me. I reply to these emails. I want to create an automatic reply (using a template) to all the emails send to this address from my ...
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change the order of gmail filters [duplicate]

Is there any way that I can specify the order of gmail filters? A simple and concrete example: suppose that I have defined 3 gmail filters, F1, F2, F3. But I did not define them all at the same time, ...
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How can I view archived messages in Gmail but filter by category?

I heavily rely on Gmail's category organization. Lately I've started archiving emails that I've looked at already to avoid clutter in my "primary" category. However I've run into a problem. ...
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Creating a GMAIL filter that shows all of the "important" emails that are unread and not archived [duplicate]

So I'm trying to create a Gmail filter that shows me all of the important emails that are unread and not archived. I'm using the following filter: is:important AND is:unread and is:inbox However it ...
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Reply All when using Gmail Auto-reply

I have a template set up in Gmail and have also set up a Filter where if a certain email address comes to my inbox, I send the template. I need to reply to all the emails on the incoming email for the ...
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Always mark as "Looks safe"?

Is it possible to mark emails that match a specific criterion as always "Looks safe"? I don't think I found anything matching in the filter settings.
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I want a CLEAN way of saying - this particular sender should always appear in my Gmail Inbox and never under promotions

I am amazed that there isn't an authoritative answer to this seemingly common request. No, I DON'T want to get rid of the Promotions category, which is mostly useful, but I want a simple way of ...
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How to add filter in Gmail to label any email which is from/to an email address from one of your Google Contact labels?

I want to make my clients' emails stand out more than just "important" allows, and also group them better. I have added all client emails to a Google Contacts "Label" and want to ...
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Anyway to search for an exact phrase that contains quotes?

I'm trying to search for a phrase containing quotes but as the quotes is what Gmail uses to delimit the exact phrase filter, it closes before it can. For instance I need to search for the exact phrase:...
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Filter deletes messages, except when imported, then it deletes conversations?

I'm using a Python program to automate the creation of Gmail filters: https://github.com/nedbat/gefilte My plan was that I could generate the filters as an XML file, and then import them. This works ...
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Gmail search for emails from addresses I've never replied to

I'd like to find all emails in my inbox from addresses I've never sent an email to. I've found this Q&A on searching for emails I've never replied to: Gmail filter to see emails I never replied to ...
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In Gmail auto remove label when email is opened

I would like to create a "unread email" label to filter what has been unread vs read. I am successful in creating the filter; however the unread label sticks with the message indefinitely. ...
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Gmail threads that skipped inbox come back to it

I have set up a number of Gmail filters to skip inbox, mark as read, and apply a label, but while they generally work I regularly find threads matching the condition in my inbox and unread. How do I ...
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How to create a custom Gmail email filter for mails for which you are a blind cc (bcc) recipient?

Is it currently possible, in Gmail, to create a filter for emails on which you are a blind carbon copy (bcc) recipient? If so, how does one do that? Note: There is this QA, but it is ambiguous, and ...
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Are filters not matching incoming emails executed periodically? If so, when?

Whenever creating filters like "label:x" I am rightfully warned that no newly incoming messages will be caught, because once an e-mail is eventually labelled, it's no longer considered "...
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Gmail, final filter: move messages back to inbox and keep them there

I receive a mail from mailing lists where each list is assigned its own label and removed from the inbox. However, I do want messages to which I respond returned to the inbox and then kept there. ...
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Searching All Mail for "Mail thinks this message is Junk Mail"

I use Apple Mail with Gmail. For years I prevented Gmail from diverting messages to the Spam mailbox because some good messages were being sent there. Consequently, I now have thousands of messages ...
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How do I get labeled emails to skip my inbox?

I'm currently working in a role where I get many emails from many different teams, and these emails will usually end up being ~30-50 email long threads. Some of them are relevant to me, and some are ...
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Can anyone suggest how to also include work hours (9-5) in this out-of-office script?

The below script successfully auto-replies to sender on selected non-working-days. Can anyone suggest how I might add the after-hours of working-days, say 5pm-7am, to trigger the reply also? function ...
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How to auto reply to email in GMAIL

I've managed to successfully auto reply to emails via the Gmail canned responses and using filters. However, my use case is that I want to auto reply to some emails where the sender is me (the from ...
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multiple inbox filters in gmail: filter for starred and in inbox

I am trying to use multiple inbox in gmail, so that I can display all starred emails that are in my inbox, followed by all emails in the inbox. (stared first does not do this, as it does not show the ...
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AND Gmail's To and From fields

I'd like to create a Gmail filter that combines the To and From fields with an AND. The default behavior seems to combine these fields with an OR. For example, the below filter will return results of ...
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Filter BCC on Gmail for forwarded email

I have an email support@mybrand.com that forwards messages to mycompanysupport@gmail.com. Some customers send emails and put support@mybrand.com in bcc. How can I retrieve thoses emails with a Gmail ...
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How to auto-reply to reply-to field?

I would like send auto-reply mails to email addresses written in reply-to field. How this can be achieved? Sample Mail Received : from: abc@gmail.com reply-to: def@gmail.com to: ghi@gmail....
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Gmail not forwarding imported emails

I currently have all emails from an AOL account being imported into a Gmail account, and that is working. Once a day it will do a mass import of new emails into Gmail from the AOL account. All ...
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Gmail filter out all that is not strict mail pattern

I'm needing some help on how to create a filter for Gmail, let me explain my current situation. For some reason I still do not understand Gmail assumes that, for example, if my email is john.doe@gmail....
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Search for email by language in Gmail

About 10 years ago, Gmail offered a way to search for email by language with the lang operator. Sadly, this doesn't appear to be the case any longer. However, Gmail offers to translate any messages it ...
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Search on via field in GMail

Is there a way to search the via part of a from address in GMail? I'm trying to set up a filter which finds the following message that comes from: no-reply@another-company.com via my-company-domain....
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How to add new label to Gmail based on previous labels + specific string

I'm trying to configure some automation when it comes to labeling my Gmail mailbox. Currently, I want to apply label "X" to every new message that match the specific string "abc" and DON'T have label "...
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Why does gmail fail to apply the filters for imported emails?

I forward my emails from (1) IEEE using an alias (@ieee.org) (2) AOL as imported via POP (@aol.com) I use the filters to label incoming email. I noticed that the filters I set up in gmail only work ...
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Filter to exclude a specific portion of a subject in gmail

I want to creat a filter that will include in the subject "Jane Doe Coursework that needs to be completed." However, I do NOT want to include the emails that return with the subject "Finalized: Jane ...

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