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 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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Gmail filter to match all incoming messages

I would like to apply a particular label to all incoming messages. Gmail filters apply to both outgoing and incoming messages. So I've added a condition that says Doesn't have from:me. This prevents ...
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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 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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How to automate Gmail response, different first and second response?

I am seeking help to automate the Gmail response to new community members in an apartment complex. First, new members send/email us a new membership, including name, i.e. request as a new ...
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Gmail marks sent emails as “Inbox”. Why?

Just a few weeks ago, Gmail started to randomly mark letters as Inbox, after I send them. These letters usually go to one domain. Let's say, example.com. There is a filter for example.com, that ...
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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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Gmail rule “reply with canned response and delete” doesn't work

I'm trying to set up a Gmail rule which runs whenever I receive an email to a specific address. This rule sends a canned response and then deletes the email. The rule to send the canned response ...
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Mimic “Mute” functionality with a custom label

I have two labels - followup and hold. Followup has all emails I need to action on. Hold label is for email where I'm waiting for something. I try to keep my inbox at zero email all the time. All ...
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How many domains we can include while creating a filter in Gmail? [duplicate]

Someone tell me the number of domains to be included while creating filter in Gmail inbox for example: from:(-*@gt.com -*@syscloud.com)
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Gmail, filter all updates to privacy policies / terms of service

I get 3-5 emails a day with updates to privacy policies and terms of service from various web applications. Often I cannot unsubscribe from these messages since they are required by law. However, I do ...
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How do you exclude chat when applying label via filter in Gmail?

I want to create a filter in Gmail that has the rule to:me -cc:me but I only want it to apply to emails, not Hangouts chat messages. When I try to include -in:chats in my filter Gmail warns me that ...
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How do I whitelist a Google Mail address while still blocking a key spam-word?

I have a fairly substantial Google Mail filter list, probably around sixty entries in total, the vast majority of which block mail using the action "Mark as read, Delete it." Three of these rules ...
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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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How can I filter mails on Gmail by a specific 'via' tag?

I want to filter my Gmail emails by a specific via tag. Let's say the tag is examplewebsite.edu.com and the email sender is someperson@example.com I want to filter every email, irrelevant of the ...
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How to filter blocked emails in gmail

Because I don't want to lose any email I have this filter on my gmail which bypasses google's original spam filtering: Matches: is:spam Do this: Never send it to Spam However, I have a block list ...
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How to filter only emails without aliases

I have been using Gmail for a while and created a bunch of aliases for different mailing lists and websites, with "name.firstname+website@gmail.com" I am currently switching to another email provider ...
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Forwarding from one gmail to another - recipient automatically skips inbox

Two email accounts, alpha@gmail.com and beta@gmail.com I set up a filter on alpha. If to:(alpha@gmail.com) then: forward to:beta@gmail.com skip inbox mark as read I want it to come in like a ...
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Sort mails in Gmail from a mailing list after certain buzzwords

My problem: I get lots of mails from a mailing list. Let's call it list@gmail.com. I am not in all of them interested and I want to filter them. Mails that are coming via this list@gmail.com AND ...
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Setting up a Gmail canned response for the beginning of a conversation

I've followed some guides (like this one) to set up an autoresponse service in Gmail. I want just one automatic email for each conversation start. Using filters+templates, like it's described in the ...
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How to forward all email received in Gmail account when using a filter?

I have an unconditional forwarding address set up for a Gmail account: Forward a copy of incoming mail to: email1@mydomain.com and keep copy in inbox" I also have a filter that forwards email with ...
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Filter for a word in message body, not in to-address?

My e-mail address is abc@gmail.com. Abc is also a word I want to get notified about if it appears in a message. For this purpose I have created a filter where I entered "abc" in the field "Has the ...
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Why do mailing list replies sometimes ignore my importance filters?

I have 3 filters for importance labelling in my Priority Inbox: Matches: from:(-me) to:(-me) Do this: Never mark it as important Matches: from:me to:me Do this: Never mark ...
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How do I filter emails in Gmail based on the “From” address when the “To” is already getting filtered?

I have multiple email addresses that are synced to one Gmail account. I currently have the other addresses skip the inbox and get labeled based on the email. However, now I need it so that if I get an ...
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Gmail filter to apply to specific “Label”

Can I set a Filter so that when I apply a specific label to an email in the Inbox it is forwarded to another email address? Example: If I label an email "Important",can a filter also forward it to a ...
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How do I make Gmail filters neutral with respect to archiving?

I have several filters set up on a Gmail account. If A: apply label A, skip the inbox (archive). If B: apply label B, skip the inbox (archive). If C: apply label C, skip the inbox (archive). If D: ...
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I can't make Gmail stop marking things as important

I am trying to have Gmail send me a notification only when I receive a message from specific addresses. This is the option I have selected in settings: Important mail notifications on - Notify me ...
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Is it possible to automatically apply a tag in Gmail and then hiding part of the subject?

I would like to automatically apply a label to every mail containing [Something] in the subject and then hiding that part when the mail are showed in the Inbox. For example i receive an email with ...
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Gmail auto Canned Response sends to wrong address

I have a small irritating problem which is that I'm often being confused with some other guy with the exact same name who lives on the other side of Sweden. Which means that I receive quite a lot of ...
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What would be a good Gmail filter for deleting survey requests?

I receive a large number of survey requests from a variety of companies that I've done business with. I did not opt in for any of these surveys, but almost every business I interact with online sends ...
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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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Only forward an email once per subject line

My supplier's system sends me automated invoices by email, however, due to a glitch with their system, this email gets sent to me twice, a few hours apart. Since it is sent twice, my Gmail does not ...
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I turned my spam filter off in Gmail. How do I turn it back on?

When I search Google it only shows how to turn it off.
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Why are Blind Carbon Copies (BCC) to self not getting a label like INBOX when sent from a phone?

Some of my mail is handled by a third party. Every email I send using that party has a Blind Carbon Copies (BCC) to myself @ my third party's email address. All mail at the third party is forwarded to ...
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My Gmail alias or group resends every email — Why? I'm using Gmail from “G Suite” / “Google Apps”)

I'm a Google Apps admin, and it's a mystery that, anytime I receive a message from just one specific ALIAS or GROUP address (and that I'm a member of that group or alias), it RE-SENDS the same message ...
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Apply filter based on label?

Here is what I am attempting to do: As you can see, this matches 0 messages: I don't really want the label Inbox, I was just using that as a test. Really want to use a custom label. I have read ...
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Remove labelled emails from Google Inbox [duplicate]

I have an inbox, and a label (let's call it label x). When I get an email that matches the filter for label x, I want it to appear in the 'x' folder, and NOT appear in the inbox. And if possible, not ...
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Filter all mails sent to domain except for specific recipient

How can I filter all the messages sent to *@domain.com except for those sent exclusively to user@domain.com? I tried to:domain.com AND -to:user@domain.com and to:(domain.com -user@domain.com) but it ...
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Mimicking Gmail's Tab Feature When Using Multiple Inboxes

I want to manage two different email addresses through Gmail, and I have been experimenting with the Multiple Inboxes feature to accomplish this. The downside is that it appears that I have to choose ...
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Apply different labels depending on a condition

I have a filter that applies a label to any mail from a certain sender. I want to apply a different label sometimes depending on the content of the message. I currently have it working by duplicating ...
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How to filter Follow-Up Emails in Gmail?

I create a filter for someone's email and it automatically goes to a folder. For all of his following emails, they go into that folder. But for anyone who REPLIES to His email it goes directly in my ...
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How to apply existing Label in Gmail filter?

How to apply existing label as my search criteria in my old emails in Filters and Blocked Addresses when creating a new filter? I need to filter my emails by time, sender and by is:unread status etc. ...
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How can I stop the spam?

I am being bombarded with spam from the same address '0x5bfaf04b'. I tried to unsubscribe but that is fake and/or non working so I attempted their support page at the same 0x5bfaf04b. It cam back as a ...
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How do I create a Gmail filter for external calendar notifications (e.g., from Outlook)?

My question is similar to this question, but I would like to filter calendar notifications that came from applications other than Google Calendar. I have been successfully filtering Google Calendar ...
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Problem with filtering and archiving Gmail

I like to archive my gmail, i.e. get it out of my inbox, once a year. I like it to be available with labels according to year, for example, all the mail that was in my inbox during the last 12 months ...
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What can cause a message to be moved to Trash in Gmail?

I regularly receive promotional emails from Pizza Hut in Israel. I only ever notice them, though, because they cause my phone to buzz and if I look quickly enough I see the message. Within seconds, ...
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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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To what extent are filters dependent upon the browser?

Context: I've pared down some of my larger gmail labels by deleting old, labeled e-mails. Because I've exceeded my quota, I'm now going through old mail by performing a search for has:nouserlabels. ...
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Is there a way to apply a default label of my choosing to all incoming Gmail messages?

That is, the label of my choosing should be applied to all incoming emails notwithstanding the sender/recipient/subject/etc. If possible, can the above be taken further wherein the label is applied ...
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How can I filter my unread Gmail messages that aren't labeled X or Y?

I have lots of emails from YouTube and Facebook, and I'd like to filter all unread messages in my inbox that don't have the "yt" or "fb" current labels. "is:unread label: not fb" is as far as I got. ...