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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 I write a Gmail filter that matches on the number of email addresses in the “To” field?

I'm trying to figure out how I can write a filter for Gmail that will match on the number of email addresses in the "To" field (plan to do the same for the "Cc" field as well, so if it counts both, ...
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Filter messages with (no subject) in Gmail

Is there any workaround or way to filter or search for messages that have no subject line? I can see there is no way to filter messages when some field is "missing".
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Automatically filing emails in Gmail

In Gmail I can select an email and "Move to ASD" but I want to be able to do this automatically for new emails (that match certain criteria). I would want it to be "automatically marked as read" as ...
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Can Gmail automatically base “send from” address on the “to” address?

In short: In Gmail, is there a way to let the "send from" address change automatically depending on which of my accounts it was sent to? In long: I recently joined a team (of developers) and they ...
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Stop Gmail from running all filters

Has anyone figured out how to get Gmail to stop processing filters once a condition is met? I would like to avoid having certain messages potentially get multiple labels. As great as Gmail is, the ...
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Automatic Gmail labels based on sender

Is there some way to make Gmail apply a label to incoming mail automatically based on the sender? For instance if Bob is my client, and all contact I have with Bob is work-related, can I make Gmail ...
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How to filter by messages, not by conversation?

I have been emailing my Gmail account error messages from a project I am working on. I am trying to use Gmail filters/labels to sort out the class of errors. But because the subject line is ...
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Filtering Apache mailing list emails in Gmail

I've just subscribed to an Apache mailing list and would like to filter out the incoming emails. How do I create a filter to only receive the answers to my messages and not all posts from other users?...
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Gmail filters based on label and starred

Is it possible to create filters based on Labels and starred/un-starred status in Gmail or any other app (Android or GNU/Linux)? My specific problem is this: I want to delete mails labelled lists ...
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Forward only important mail in Gmail

Is there a way to forward (or to get in any other way) the important mail as they arrive (or shortly after that) from the priority inbox to another mail account without forwarding the unimportant ...
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Pause/suspend a Gmail filter

I have a number of Gmail filters acting on my incoming e-mail. I'm trying to find a way to "pause" a filter. By that I mean to temporarily turn it off without deleting it. (Some are fairly detailed ...
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When was Gmail filter last used?

I have several filters that date to WAAAY back. Some are twit filters. Some are to control system message for a forum I stopped participating in. However, I can't find a way to see if they're being ...
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Is it possible to use Gmail filters to mute a conversation?

I've tried using a filter to skip the Inbox, but when someone else replies to the original email it ends up in the Inbox again.
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Filtering subjects with NOT(-)

I want to filter every message that is sent to a mailing list, except those that begin (or just contain) "Re:" In "Has the words" I've put. subject:(mailing-list) subject:(-re) However that will ...
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What takes precedence? My Gmail filter or Gmail's spam detection?

I create a Gmail filter that makes emails coming from certain email ID (say abc@gmail.com) skip my inbox and go to "trash". Now suppose Gmail's spam detector finds that a message from this address ...
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Nest one label under another without losing filters

I have 2 existing labels in my Gmail account. I would like to make one of them a child label of another. I have a set of complicated filters attached to the would-be child label, so I don't want to ...
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Filtering based on multiple labels in Gmail

I have some labels which are logically related. I'd like to filter those and put them in a second inbox by enabling multiple inbox lab feature. Is there a possible way to do that? Additional info: ...
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Gmail filter for specific day of the week

Is there a filter in Gmail that will sort your emails by date? For example if you get filters from address "X" on a certain day of the week, can you create a folder for just that mail (with an ...
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Using formula (i.e. number calculation) in Gmail filter

I've been getting coupon offers from half a dozen of sites. Is it possible to use a formula like "If there is a number that is larger than 60, then remove". This means that all coupons which cost ...
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Create Dynamic Gmail Labels From the Email's Subject

Is there anyway to set up a filter that will create and apply a new label for every word in the subject line? Something like label:{subject} maybe? Obviously I wouldn't be using this for standard ...
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How do I filter PayPal emails in Gmail?

I have a donation button on my website. Donation emails from PayPal are marked "From:" the person who donated. How can I create a filter in Gmail to filter these emails into a label? (I'd do it by ...
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Gmail permanently delete a message via a filter

When choosing to delete an email via a filter, the message is sent to the trash. Is there any way to permanently delete it instead? I tried deleting it twice with two different filters (the logic is ...
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Change the from address when forwarding a message in Gmail

Normally when you setup Gmail to forward a message via a filter, the from address will not be changed from the originating email. This is different than a manual forward which will quote the forwarded ...
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Gmail filters/labels: Force email to stay in Inbox?

I receive email to these addresses: my-team@example.com : This is my team's primary method of communication. I want all of this email to go to my Inbox. other-team@example.com : This belongs to ...
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How do I write a combined advanced Gmail filter?

I would like to create a filter in Gmail as: to:@mycompany.com OR from:@mycompany.com However when I attempt to create or edit a filter I am given a form with individual fields and cannot find a way ...
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Auto Create a task from a Gmail via filter label

Is there a way to label an Email w/the word task, email it to myself and have it added to my tasks list automatically. I know I can open the email and add tasks but I'd like to do this via a filter ...
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Filtering tagged and untagged Gmail messages

I am currently switching over to using "tagged" Gmail addresses - for example, using name+amazon@gmail.com for my Amazon email, name+newegg@gmail.com for my Newegg account, etc. However, because I am ...
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Is it possible to create a Gmail filter that works on arbitrary headers?

(Not a dup: this very similar question really asks about the DeliveredTo header). Bugzilla provides a number of headers telling you why you received a mail, such as X-Bugzilla-Reason. How can I ...
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Is it possible to create a Gmail filter that works on headers other than From, To, Subject?

I've forwarded one of my really old email addresses to Gmail. I'd like to create a filter so that any mail to that old address is always labeled properly in Gmail. I can create a Gmail filter with ...
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How to filter messages from people not in my contacts?

Suppose someone sends me an email. If he is not in my contact list, I want his mail will go in a "Stranger" label. How to create filter for this this label?
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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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Automating filter rule creation in Gmail?

I get cases where I start getting e-mails from people I am not interested in getting. These are not SPAM, just boring e-mails. In such cases I tend to create the filter rule that makes all the ...
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How can I reorder Gmail filters?

I have more than 20 filters, how can I easily reorder them?
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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 ...
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Gmail automatic list filtering

Is there a way to get Gmail to automatically assign tags to conversations if they come from a mailing list? It would be a start if Gmail could apply say a "Lists" label to all lists, but even better ...
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Is there a way to search labels based on stemming in Gmail?

Say I have the label Home/Family/Kids and Home/Family, is there any search expression that can match both of these with a single term? For example, I want to use a search query like label:Home/Family*....
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Is there a limit to how many items a filter can search for in Gmail?

I've setup gmail to capture all of my newsletter type mail using a single filter: from:(railsstudio OR vistaprint OR shutterfly OR Weaknees OR snapfish OR lobster OR rentals OR vrbo OR "world ...
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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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When is it okay to use “label:”, “in:”, or “is:” in a Gmail Filter?

When you try to use any of the queries label:, in:, or is: in a Gmail filter, you will see the following warning: Warning: Filter searches containing "label:", "in:", or "is:" criteria are not ...
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In what order are filters processed in Gmail?

If I have multiple filters that match the same email do they all get processed? If so, in what order are they processed? What if the first filter matched modifies the email to make it match (or no ...
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How to specify “OR” conditions for Gmail filter

How can I filter messages in Gmail using boolean OR conditions? For example, I can specify addresses in the To: or From: fields, but this only matches emails that meet both criteria. How can I match ...
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In Gmail can I set up a filter for all messages between a group of people?

I run a choir consisting of a few friends (12 to be precise) and we tend to communicate via mass email to each other. I want to set up a filter in GMail so that it will label all emails to do with ...
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How can I filter my Gmail messages that aren't labeled?

I'd like to sort all of my Gmail messages that don't have label, so I can process them (I miss some every now and then). I can sort by every label by clicking on it at the left, but how do you sort ...