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

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How to create a Gmail Label for mails received from a specific address to me that are not cc or bcc

How to create a Gmail Label for mails received from a specific address to me that are targeted directly to me and that I am not cc or bcc. I can't figure out a way to do it so far.
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How can I filter for email messages sent from any mailing list?

In GMail you can create a filter based on a single mailing list: list:(<some.mailing.list>) And also for multiple lists: list:({ <some.mailing.list> <another.mailing.list> }) But, ...
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Problem creating Gmail filter combining FROM and To fields with OR

I'd like to create a filter that moves any messages based on the From field or the To field. In the search dialog when I populate 'From' with x OR y and 'To' with z the search created in the filter ...
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How can I filter emails with an empty body in Gmail? [duplicate]

I use Gmail. I want to list all emails where I am the sender, there are no attachments and have an empty body. How can I do so?
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Keep original header info for forwarded emails using Gmail filter [duplicate]

In Gmail, I set up a filter to forward specific emails to another email address (e.g., [email protected]). I want the forwarded emails to include the original header info at the top of the content of ...
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How do I delete a Gmail filter that is set on a specific word - no other criteria and it does not show under filter with settings

I am learning how to set up filters for the first time and I mistakenly asked for a filter for the word Confirmation in "contains the word" instead of subject. Now my label for shopping ...
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A filter is being applied to all of my sent emails, how do I stop that?

A filter is being applied to all of my sent emails, and causing them to be added to a folder they should not be in. How do I stop that?
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Is it possible to search in gmail for specific message header content? [duplicate]

I know Gmail has expanded the list of search options to allow a search for specific message IDs; however, I have not discovered a way to search for specific message header content. For example, I want ...
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Gmail filters for "-in" not working as expected

I'm trying to filter my Gmail inbox for all messages that are not a part of a starred conversation. If I search just for -in:starred and start combing through the first few pages of results, ...
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Gmail filter not finding message containing partial string [duplicate]

I'm trying to filter emails from PayPal so that certain Notification of payment received messages get forwarded when the transaction's description field (in the message body) contains a specific ...
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can gmail filters apply superstars (ie red bang etc) or stil only yellow star? [duplicate]

this was asked in 2011, when it wasn't possible. Has anything been improved on this front in the last 10 years? It'd be very handy as i use different stars to sort emails into multiple inboxes, but ...
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Gmail & Filters

I have set up filters in Gmail to attach a label to specific emails and have checked the box marked "skip inbox/put in the archive". However, some emails get marked with the correct label ...
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Gmail filters don't work if it is set up to both label and then delete incoming mails

I have a bunch of filters that are designed to: Label the mail into a particular label Mark the email as read Delete the email The reason why I need to label some mails is that while I don't want ...
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How to create a gmail filter that can filter all emails that reference me [duplicate]

so I have created a filter that captures all emails that are addressed to me. But lot of people put me in CC whereas it should be actually be addressed to me. (eg when they are looping me in or FYI me ...
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Filtering incoming messages based on a domain while excluding an address from that same domain

In Gmail, if there are multiple accounts from the same domain name (e.g. [email protected], [email protected], etc.), you can create a filter that includes all of them using from:(school.edu) I am ...
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Can I set up a filter for emails sent via a specific server in gmail?

I use gmail, and its a fairly old account so its probably floating around the internet from more innocent days. I've noticed a good chunk of spam I have that's local to me is sent via the same service....
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Filter out non-personal emails with Gmail filter

I would like to create an email filter in Gmail which moves all incoming messages which are not addressed to me (these are typically messages from mailing lists) to a folder named Lists. The filter ...
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Intercept all the Spam messages in Gmail before they're delivered to Spam folder

I want to filter out some specific (many conditions) messages that are (ultimately) stored in Spam folder in Gmail. However, according to this article I cannot use in:spam, is:spam or label:spam ...
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Quickly create a pre-determined filter in gmail

I receive a large number of cold inbound marketing emails. Relatively few offer an unsubscribe link and so I'd like to be able to quickly create a rule to archive/add a tag to all emails from that ...
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How can I search Gmail for emails where I was the first sender?

Email chains which are started by me are my responsibility to wrap up. I'd like to see those emails. How can I filter Gmail to show me only the email chains which I started?
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How to search/filter with keyword that match all given characters? [duplicate]

I want to create a filter to add a label to all emails that mention me in other apps like Jira, Bitbucket, etc. Based on Official Gmail Documentation, it says to search for an exact word or phrase ...
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How do you block emails from unknown domains?

I am constantly getting emails from @xyz.dfg.cloud, @fou.vm.blah, and so on. I was thinking of whitelisting domains like hotmail, outlook, gmail and block everything else. I would like to apply a ...
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Is it possible to create a Gmail filter "unless"?

I use subadressing in Gmail to tag incoming message, something like [email protected]. Now I want to filter all messages that contains ABC in the body but if I make a naive search for that string all ...
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Is there a way to forward ONLY spam messages in GMail?

I'm trying to create a filter that would automatically forward only the messages marked as spam to a company that signs you up for class actions against known spammy companies. I haven't found a way ...
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How can I dynamically label Gmail messages based on a field in the header? [duplicate]

I would like to label each incoming message based on the List-ID header. I want this label to be generated dynamically as needed because of the volume of lists to which I am subscribed as well as the ...
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Gmail filter: forward emails that arrive to Inbox to one email address, and emails that arrive to spam to another email address

Gmail filter: forward emails that arrive to Inbox to one email address, and emails that arrive to spam to another email address. How can this be done? I tried playing with filters with the conditions ...
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How to use AND condition is gmail filter [duplicate]

I'm sending a lot of email and would like to filter out bounced emails from my inbox. I'm trying to create a Gmail filter that filters out all messages with a subject that contains certain text AND ...
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How to filter variable Gmail subject field?

I'm subscribed to a mailing list which sends me very often emails with this subject format: A B $ x: Phrase Where A is a word, B in another word different from A, $ is a currency symbol, x is a ...
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How do Gmail spam filtering, forwarding, and filter rules interact?

When an email comes into a Gmail account, in what order does spam filtering, filter rules, and email forwarding happen, and how do they affect one another? E.g. will emails be forwarded (by email ...
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Gmail still deleting email!

I had a filter in place to delete a Gmail group address. I have since joined this group email, and have deleted the filter, but Gmail still deletes emails from that address.
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How to see what filter was applied to a gmail message?

I have some filters setup in Gmail to send emails that match certain criteria to certain folders. To problem is some of these do not seem to be work correctly and i wonder if its due to the emails ...
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Gmail failing to catch spam from ml top-level domain - can I block all .ml addresses and send to spam?

Gmail is failing to catch many spam messages a day from addresses like "[email protected]" All are .ml addresses and have the same sender "name". I've reported ...
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Apply (newly imported) filters to messages in:Inbox (not All Messages) (or other subsets)

---+ BRIEF: Is there a convenient way in Gmail's existing interface to apply a bunch [*] of filters to messages that are in the Inbox, but not elsewhere? Where "bunch" = too many filters ...
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How can I filter for only emails sent by me with no recipients except myself in a gmail search if I also have myself autoBCCD on ALLof my sent emails?

This has been a bit of a doosy for me. I have my IOS devices set to auto-bcc myself on all of my sent emails so they populate in my inbox. Because of this, I began using the subject line of my emails ...
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How to create filter rule in Gmail that marks certain spam messages as read?

In Gmail, this search produces the desired results: in:anywhere from:(onmicrosoft.com) mcafee. I see plenty of unread spam. I want to create a filter rule with that query and tell Gmail to either ...
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How do I filter out emails which were not sent to me?

Somehow I've started getting a lot of spam messages that aren't actually sent to me. The to field will usually be a couple of AOL addresses. I would like to filter these out but can't make a universal ...
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Need Gmail emails to be filtered out if it contains X, *unless* it contains Y

Need Gmail emails to be filtered out if it contains one phrase, unless it also contains another thing. For example, if the email is titled just "How Are You?", I do not want it to show. But ...
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How to forward email automatically in Gmail

This should be simple but it is not. I do not want all my email forwarded to some email address, I want to create rules and based on the rule, I want to forward the email to appropriate email address, ...
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Filtering messages in Gmail using contact groups/labels

So I get a lot of mails from recruiters. To begin with I created a filter with tests for all the domains of all the agencies who mail me, this filter expression is getting unmanageable. What I would ...
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How to bulk edit filters in Gmail to migrate from one label to another?

How are labels merged so that filters are included as well? So that Alice and Bob instead are directed to Carol, for example. Crucially, any filters for Alice or Bob will now work with Carol instead. ...
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Gmail automatically marks emails as read

In the past few days Gmail has started automatically marking any new message as read. I deleted all filters, confirmed that no other device (including my phone) are logged in to Gmail. However when a ...
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Create multiple views in Gmail based on label criteria [duplicate]

Is there a way to create a readily accessible view in Gmail based on labels you specify? Based on link and link, I am aware that I can do label:Business1 OR Invoice AND NOT label:MyBadLabel1 However, ...
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Gmail deliveredto operator not working for email alias addresses in Google Workspace

I am using Gmail on Google Workspace and I have multiple aliases setup on my root Gmail account (e.g. [email protected]) such as: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] ...
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Is it possible to filter emails from addresses starting with something?

I deal with a public institution that sends emails from a variety of addresses such as [email protected], [email protected], etc. To my absolute dismay, when I type portaligi in my Gmail, ...
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How to format a Gmail filter that contains 2, or more, two-argument statements

If I want to maintain one Gmail filter for multiple "2 or more argument" statements how is this formatted? Something like this... <to:[email protected] AND list:(<123456.xt.local>)> OR <to:...
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Gmail Filters Length Limits in XML File

Gmail has limits to the length of filter queries that seems to be tied to mail's 'search' feature. If the filter 'To' category has a list of addresses separated by an OR operator, Gmail will give the ...
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How to batch deliver Gmail inbox and labels/categories?

Is there a way for Gmail (or an extension) to delivery new messages in bulk at pre-specified times or upon request. It would be like 'send/receive' with the receive on pause. Ideally, I would like ...
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Gmail filter is incorrectly filtering out some messages

I have a rule in my Gmail. It is a simple rule which says, basically, if any message coming in has the text "[GNC]", give it the label GNC and don't add it to the inbox. There is no other ...
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How to create a Gmail filter for multiple email addresses?

Gmail includes the option to create a filter that moves incoming messages to a folder based on the sender's email address. How can the same filter be used for multiple sender addresses? For example, ...
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How to filter emails by subject containing a word? [closed]

I want to filter all emails with subjects containing a word. So far I tried subject:(has: abc) but it doesn't work. It works for me in personal free account, but doesn't work in gsuite corporate ...
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