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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I accidentally set up all incoming messages, even the filtered, to go to one specific filter. How do I undo and get the messages to filter correctly?

I accidentally set up all incoming messages, even the already filtered messages (from several different filters that I have created), to go to one specific filter. How do I undo this accidental action ...
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Email account to automatically create filters [closed]

I am trying to put together an email archive, but have run into a couple of problems. This question is about filtering; I have also posted another question about permissions. I would really appreciate ...
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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. myusername@domain.com) such as: webmaster@mydomain.com admin@mydomian.com privacy@mydomain.com ...
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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 portaligi1001@gmail.com, portaligi1002@gmail.com, 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:john@aol.com 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 filter messages that are sent/cc'ed to a specific email address?

Does anyone know how to filter spam messages that are cc'ed or otherwise sent to another (specific) email address besides mine? I hesitate to post this question on StackOverflow because spammers have ...
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Gmail filter based on the URL of a link in a message?

Is it possible to filter messages in Gmail based on the URL of a link in the message? For example, if the email includes text similar to the following: For more information, use your local search ...
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Is it possible to create a Gmail filter that will depend on spam classification?

I want to autodelete any email that is classified by Gmail as spam and contains text "Bitcoin". But trying to make filter like is:spam Bitcoin get me a message: Filter searches containing &...
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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 a Gmail filter to delete labelled messages from a conversation thread based on their age

I have a Gmail filter that applies a label ('OTPs') to certain incoming messages. They accumulate and I want to keep most for only a couple of days. I can eliminate them manually by performing a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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