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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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 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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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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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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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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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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