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 to stop Gmail from forcing the Updates category on top of my other labels?

How can I stop Gmail from categorizing my e-mails under two labels, "Updates" and "General". I created a new category called "Travel", another called "Finance". Each time I apply a filter or a ...
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Can I filter Drive emails by doc ID?

I want to filter all Drive comment notification emails for a couple particular docs to get a particular label? Is this possible? I had hoped that either searching for the 34-character ID from the URL ...
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How to create filters for incoming G-Mail messages

I'm setting up a new website/community and want to use my G-Mail account as the primary address. The problem is that I'm going to have a lot of emails coming through from different sources for ...
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Mails from inbox gets removed if I reply or forward them

I had made some changes in Gmail account due to which, if I reply to or forward some mail then it deletes the basis mail from my inbox automatically. If I want it back in inbox then I need to search ...
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Can I dismiss Gmail's warning about my filter forwarding my mail?

I set up a filter on my personal gmail that forwards all mail from a certain domain to my work email. When I saved the filter, the following notification popped up at the top of my window: ("Your ...
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Lots of emails on Gmail go to spam that shouldn't and filters aren't always helping

I have a G Suite account that I use for support for an app. I use Freshdesk to handle those support emails. Emails from into gmail, then they are forwarded to Freshdesk and when I reply Freshdesk uses ...
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Filter spam email from my email address with different replyto header

I keep getting emails that come from my email address (obviously not sent by me but spoofed by someone). These emails will have a significantly different reply-to header. Do you know how I could ...
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Get rid of Russian junk from my Gmail

For a while now, the spam folder in my Gmail everyday gets simply flooded with Russian-speaking / Russian-written junk e-mails. How can I get rid of it? Is there any filter in Gmail, that let me ...
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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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Gmail Filtering

I have Gmail filters set up to label incoming mail based on the the company name in the subject, and it is working just fine (For my case they are marked as read and labeled). If however the subject, ...
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Catch All Filter G Suite

I have recently set up GSuite on my domain and am really enjoying the productivity and getting myself organized. I have successfully set up a catchall email which is an alias and is catchall@...
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Updates folder and primary folder are exactly the same. Also, more types of messages of messages going straight to primary folder

So this "updates" folder recently appeared, and I tried to filter a lot of messages into it, but it only works for a second before all of those types of messages go back into "primary". I'm irritated ...
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Automatically remove “inbox” label from messages with other labels

I created some filters to label my e-mails in Gmail, but all of these multiple label mails have the "inbox" label too! How can I remove the inbox label on labeled emails? (With this configuration ...
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Setup a Gmail filter to be applied to messages that do not contain a given text

I really need to setup filter in Gmail but it is not working. Where and how I have to enter the words which will be in the message I want to receive, and if the message do not contain those words to ...
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How to change older_than syntax in Gmail filter

I'm trying to create a filter in Gmail to delete old mail. In the part hasTheWord, I wrote label:foo_mail/fuur older_than:20d The filter is working but when I tried recording it I got this error ...
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How can I take action on incoming Gmail emails (via a saved filter) that do not include a plus sign in the to line?

I use email aliases for my email account to design incoming email filters for mail sent to me from different sources, for example: me+newsletter@gmail.com me+bills@gmail.com me@gmail.com It's easy ...
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Gmail filter forwarding - to numerous emails, most of which I don't control

We're currently using Thunderbird for mail filtering, and have a number of mail filters set up to mostly forward emails with a particular keyword to staff or business partners. We have no direct ...
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How can I filter Gmail emails that do not include a plus sign in the to line?

I use email aliases for my email account to design filters sent to me from different sources, for example: me+newsletter@gmail.com me+bills@gmail.com me@gmail.com It's easy for me to set up filters ...
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Gmail Filter Not Forwarding Email

I have a Gmail filter set up to forward some emails to another account. The filter is correctly finding all of the incoming emails and is labeling them "WAVE" as it is supposed to. But it is not ...
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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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Filter mailing list messages differently if I am cc'd

I filter all the emails from mailing list attaching a label and skipping the inbox, however I would like to see emails in my inbox if I'm CC'd. Is it possible? Now I have a CC label but it makes the ...
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Categories in Gmail don't match tabs

Is there a reason why/way to fix Gmail tabs and categories to properly match. If I do a search using category:updates, this doesn't match whats under the updates tab. I wanted to apply a filter but if ...
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How can 2 people use the same Gmail account and filter incoming e-mails for each user considering Labels are applied per message?

So this one is a serious head-scratcher that is proving much more difficult to resolve than at first glance. I have a Client that runs a small business. They are a husband and wife team and use ...
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How to filer emails from me to me, or, alternatively, all the others?

I asked a question about email from "me" showing up in the list of email in Gmail. I think after further tests that there is no direct solution. I worked up an alternative approach but I am missing ...
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Create Gmail filter that contains a special character

I'm trying to create a search filter when I receive automated emails . The emails that I want to filter always contain the following format: Gitlab | foo | bar | herp a derp How can I create a ...
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Creating a Gmail filter to delete all emails sent to that Gmail address

I need to write a Gmail filter that deletes any email that comes into my Gmail inbox addressed to that Gmail address. I need to make an exception for responses that come from accepting or declining a ...
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How do I auto-reply to text messages received through Google Voice?

I recently got a new phone number, and I want people who contact me at my old number to be automatically informed of my new number. I've ported my old phone number to Google Voice and set up a ...
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How can I forward Craigslist Auto-Alerts to a Google Groups email?

I am searching for a housing with five+ friends. I'd like my automatic craigslist housing alert emails to be forwarded to a group email so everyone can see the same listing at the same time and ...
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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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“Mute” alternative for conversations that aren't in the inbox

How can I both: Keep mailing lists out of my inbox (to read separately later) Selectively hide mailing list conversations (including their future messages) I've tried using a filter for mailing ...
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How to combine multi-field Gmail filters

I understand you can use operators in a single field, such as from:(team.notifications@herokumanager.com OR bot@heroku.com) subject:(Heroku Invoice) However, I would like to combine multi-field ...
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How to make a filter to archive messages on “Promotions” category?

I use Gmail on Outlook (IMAP) and all messages from "Promotions" category are displayed on Outlook together with those from "Primary" one, and that messes up all my Outlook inbox. Is there a way to ...
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How to add filter and label to group in Gmail contacts?

I have my Gmail contacts sorted into groups. In my mail I also have labels associated with filters-for specific people I have a filter associated with a label. For the filter creation, how do I ...
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How can I set a Gmail filter that finds email sent “only to me”?

I want to create a filter for all email sent by me only to me. I do that because when I have a note that I want to remember, I send it to myself. I want to label all those notes so I can find them ...
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How to filter emails from Google Docs?

Emails from Google Docs are sent from the personal email address rather than from noreply address. So when I receive a notification about that somebody has shared a document with me, I see somebody@...
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How can I filter incoming email based on plus addressing in Gmail?

I currently have some basic filters in Gmail, but the other day I heard someone mention you could use a plus sign in your address to filter incoming email? Can someone elaborate?
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In Gmail's Inbox, is there a way to know if I received a message as a 'To' or as a 'CC'?

When one looks at the listing of one's Gmail inbox, is there a way to distinguish only messages that were sent to the inbox as a To:, and not as CC: or BCC:?
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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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In gmail, how to filter messages to support@mycompany.com but not if they are also sent to me@mycompany.com

I'm receiving quite a lot of emails for support in my inbox that I want to filter out. A couple of weeks per year I'm on stand-by. In those weeks I need to be able to receive those emails sent to ...
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Searching for mails received on Saturdays in Gmail

I need to get the list of emails sent on a day of the week by a service. Is that possible to find in Gmail? Such as 'only Saturday' emails or 'Sunday & Wednesday' emails? Or any email client ...
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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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Is it possible to remove all other Gmail labels within a single label?

I currently have filters setup so that all emails from DMARC end up in my "DMARC" label. I manage multiple domains, and every email sent to a particular domain also is filtered to have the domain name ...
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I accidentally labeled every single message in Gmail

I was recently trying to clean up my Inbox. When I did that, I used filters to clear out all messages and apply them to the correct label. While setting up a particular filter, Gmail crashed. I hit "...
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Emails hidden from Inbox

Yesterday, all may after 4/5/15 went 'missing' from my Inbox. The emails are identified in 'All Email' but not Inbox. I use 'Priority Inbox', prioritized by 'Unread,' 'Important,' 'Starred,' and '...
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Gmail, how to forward email to group using a filter

I run the office lotto syndicate. I get a results email that I want to detect via a filter, and forward to a group containing the lotto syndicate members. Is this possible? I can't seem to figure ...
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Need a Gmail filter that ignores older emails

I want to set a filter that: Sets filter for matching new emails Does not filter emails before a set date This is because I have 1000s of old emails that I don't want to filter. But seems setting "...
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Gmail forwarding filter not working as intended

I've created an email filter in my Gmail account for forwarding emails coming under a particular label (say "marriage") to another email id. However, now all emails arriving in my inbox are forwarded ...
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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's label and skip the inbox filter

I am using Gmail. I want incoming mail that matches a label to skip the inbox. This does not seem to work. The instructions from Gmail include the following: To keep organized, many people like ...
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Creating a filter in Gmail that applies more than one label

I've been using Filters for a while in Gmail but have always been wondering if such a feature is available. Is it possible to somehow have a Gmail filter apply more than one label? As you can see ...