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 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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Suppressing notification for emails from certain senders

I use sound notification for incoming mail in Gmail. There are some senders whose emails are not that urgent, so I avoid notification by marking their messages read upon arrival, using a filter. It is ...
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How to apply a filter to incoming emails with a certain label?

Applying a filter to labels can be done to mails already in the inbox (filter> containing words> label:label-wanted) but what about incoming emails? That would be really useful, as we can't filter ...
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How do I filter emails from mailing lists that have no “to:” entry?

I have a small 5 man team and we use Google for our email. All of the mail goes to mail@example.com and we filter it to our personal emails from there. So if someone sends mail to johndoe@example.com ...
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How to block a set of related email addresses in Gmail

I created a filter so that every email from specific email addresses get deleted. However, it doesn't work at all and all of these emails shown in my Inbox. This is how I configured the filter. ...
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Making Gmail filter out spam based on spamassassin headers

I have an email account that forwards mail to my Gmail account. It looks like that Gmail is less strict to the emails that are forwarded to it compared to those that come to Gmail directly. It means ...
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How to show all labels assigned to Gmail message?

I have mail that is coming in that I don't see in my inbox but when I look at "All Mail" I see it. How can I tell why it is not in my inbox or what labels have been assigned to it. Any way to tell ...
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Can I make a list of mail senders in Gmail? [duplicate]

Can I make a list of people who send me mail in gmail? If so, How Can I do that?
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Filter field “to” contains word

I'd like to make filter like: to:*spam*@domain.com. It was possible couple years ago. But now there is another story: Gmail doesn't recognize special search characters like [ ], ( ), &, #, *, ...
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Gmail's filters for auto-labeling outgoing mail

I'm getting my mail in Gmail from base account and four additional accounts, fetched via POP3. For each account Gmail offered (when adding) auto-labelling mechanism, which I used. This seems to be ...
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Add an artificial “label” in the Gmail label list?

Because I extensively use the new Inbox by Gmail, and it's feature to bundle certain emails in my inbox once a day/week, but I also still use the standard Gmail, I like to see what's really in my ...
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Filter to act on already filtered message

so, my current problem is that I want to filter an email after it is already moved to a specific label. Label A Sublabel aa Sublabel bb Sublabel cc What I want to do is after the email has been ...
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Different labels from when email is addressed to me and when only copied to me

How can I create these two filters in Gmail? Filter 1: I am on the To: list -> apply label 1 Filter 2: I am on the cc: list -> skip inbox, apply label 2
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How to filter Gmail threads with fewer than certain number of replies?

I'm trying to create a filter to label Gmail threads that have fewer than a certain number of replies. Is there a way to do that?
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How to sort Gmail emails but have unread appear in inbox

That title is a bit of a mouthful. Anyhow my issue is this: I can automatically apply labels to certain types of emails as they come into my inbox; but I have to file them away separately once I'm ...
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Gmail's filter for SPAM folder and/or keywords in multiple fields

Gmail's filters are either very weak or I don't understand, how to create just a bit more complex ones. In particular, how can I create a filter, that will match: messages in SPAM folder (as well as ...
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Filter for Labels duplicates messages when read in Thunderbird

I am using Thunderbird to read Gmail messages. I created a few filters on Gmail which put special labels on specific messages. This way the messages appear in their own folders when I read them in ...
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Can I set Gmail filters from Thunderbird?

I am in the process of moving all my email filters to Gmail, using their Filter features. Right now, all of my filters are inside Thunderbird and now I have to make each filter again from scratch. ...
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How can I make all forwarded emails go into a designated folder?

I use my own Gmail but get forwards from someone else. I would like to automatically take emails that I get forwarded from that person and put them in a folder. Any help?
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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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Creating a filter to color the incoming email — not the “star label”

Does Gmail have the ability to create a filter, based on sender, to "color" the incoming email? For example, in my email window, I want to see all emails coming from my boss in red (not the label’s ...
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Filter by domain and subdomain separately in Google Apps email

I want to setup a mail filter to filter my catchall email by their domain and subdomain only. I've tried the obvious way of to:example.com for the primary domain and another filter to:sub.example....
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Filter all emails forwarded from specific address

I have an email address, let's call it student@university.edu, that I forward to my personal Gmail address. I'm trying to set up a filter that labels all e-mail that comes in via the forwarded address....
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How do I filter messages that are sent to a single recipient?

I am receiving emails that has been copied to a several email addresses. For example, an email is copied to engineering.myorg@gmail.com and marketing.myorg@gmail.com and I have subscribed to these two ...
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How to mark junkmail as spam in Corporate Gmail

Our office administrator booked me for some travel through Travelocity and provided my email address. Now my inbox is filling up with spam from Travelocity (multiple pieces of junk a day on a low ...
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How to notify another mail about incoming mail with a specific subject or label in Gmail?

Whenever I get an email from xxx@example.com (specific filter) I want to automatically send an email message to other email address. Not to forward the mail but to send a notification like "you have a ...
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Gmail filters for conversations I am participating in

I often participate in open-source mailing lists such as python-ideas. These mailing lists are usually run by a software called Mailman, which unfortunately doesn't have a feature that is really ...
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GMAIL - no label found in Allmail

I'm really bummed! I missed a really important email for a job now that came in...I've been checking my Inbox and Spam just in case on my phone. I just found out I missed the date and have been ...
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Is there a way to mark all mail as read at the end of every day?

Is there a way to automatically mark all the emails in my Gmail inbox as read at the end of every day? Even better, if it didn't mark the email in the 'Primary' tab read. Note: I am looking for an ...
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Is there any way to make Gmail automatically delete out-of-office replies from cc addresses?

It's just quite a nuisance when you send out an email with only one or two to addresses and a whole bunch of cc/bcc addresses just because they were previously part of the email chain and you then get ...
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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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Almost everything being marked “important” in Gmail

About 80% of the messages I receive get marked "important". This is ridiculous. For example I have MightySMS on my phone which automatically emails me all text messages and puts them in a label called ...
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Forward Gmail via Filter to 3rd Party Email Address

I'd like to be able to forward specific emails (identified via a Filter) to my TripIt account for points tracking. It seems as if the only way to auto-forward in Gmail is if you own the email address ...
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Gmail filter based on X-OriginatorOrg header? [duplicate]

I'm looking to create a filter in Gmail that will take any email with a certain X-OriginatorOrg header value (e.g., example.com) and move it to a certain label. I've looked at the advanced search ...
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How can I make a filter that permanently deletes emails? [duplicate]

In Gmail I have a filter that automatically moves all the mails from one address to the trash folder. I want to permanently delete them by even skipping that folder. How can I block all messages from ...
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Why do my filtered emails end up in the Sent label?

I have a number of filter rules in my Gmail account (my goal with my emails is to have every email I receive archived as I receive them, that is, always have an empty inbox) and it works fantastically....
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Labeling everything that is auto-forwarded from a (non-Gmail) account

I've got several email accounts, but I always set them up to be auto forwarded to the main one, so I always check just one inbox. This is awesome, but sometimes I need labels to organize and ...
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Filter for email addresses with which I have corresponded

I'd like to create a search filter in Gmail which filters my inbox for emails received from addresses I have sent mail to. Is there a way to do this, perhaps through a custom search query?
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Gmail filtering attachments without a file extension

How can I make a Gmail filter to respond to any messages with attachments that have no filetype? filetype:none doesn't work for me, because it searches for files with extension .none.
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How to Filter Emails in Gmail with two TO: addresses

I encountered following problem: I send three kinds of emails: first that has in TO: only my employee email address: *@mycompany.com second that has in TO: my employee and my client address: *@...
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Do not apply filter if sent to specific email address or contains specific word

I have the following gmail filter which is currently working Matches: to:(-{nick@email.com nick2@email.com}) label:label1 Do this: Skip Inbox I'd like to modify it to not have it run on emails that ...
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Force emails from specific senders to stay in inbox instead of getting smart labeled by Gmail

I periodically get very important notifications from a pair of addresses. For reasons that elude me, they have recently started skipping the inbox and going to notifications. I would like them to stay ...
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Is it possible to forward emails to multiple addresses individually using Gmail?

So, at my office we're using Asana for a lot of stuff, but mainly as a project organiser and keeping a tab on support issues from our customers. We're using the "Create task automatically by ...
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Gmail filtering from forwarded accounts?

I currently have a few accounts forwarding into Gmail, and I have Gmail set up to send through those accounts as well - your standard inbox consolidation via Google. For ages now, I've been labeling ...
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How can I filter only e-mail sent to the “base” e-mail address?

I have an e-mail address foo@gmail.com. One site sends e-mail to foo@gmail.com, but also to foo+bar@gmail.com. How can I filter only the e-mail sent to foo@gmail.com, and not to foo+bar@gmail.com? If ...
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Can filters be created based on categories?

Originally, I was using POP to access one Gmail account from another. I'd really like to have only the emails from the Primary category of the second account be downloaded to the first account, but ...
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Gmail filters exclude group of words

I want to filter emails by their subject. The subject should contain one phrase, but exclude words that I specified. For example it should put all email messages with the subject USB 3.0 in a folder, ...
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Any way to search for Gmail conversations where I sent the last message?

This is somewhat relevant to Manage un-replied Gmail conversations, but I don't really need any sort of 'system' for followup—just a way to easily see the conversations in which I sent the last reply. ...
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Gmail marks Facebook emails as spam, and “don't send to Spam” filter breaks label functionality - what can I do?

For some reason, almost every email Facebook sends me (usually notifications about something posted in a group) ends up being marked as "Spam" by Gmail. I've tried creating a filter "from:...
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How to create gmail filter to forward emails which would have stayed in inbox

So I have a bunch of filters in place at my gmail account so that the important ones stays in inbox and others like update/commercial from amazon/ebay/my bank are filtered to their folders. Now I ...