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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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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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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How to create forwarding filter in Gmail?

When I create a filter to forward all emails coming from the certain sender - the "Forward it" box is not active, WHY? need help, please!
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Is there a way for Gmail to filter incoming messages where sender's address is in your Contacts?

While Gmail does have some fuzzy intelligence with categorizing/flagging email when the sender address is in your contacts, is it possible to create a rule that explicitly performs some action of your ...
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How to move Gmail labels from one account to another

Is there any way to transfer all the Gmail labels from one account to another. Importing filters are easily possible by exporting and importing. Importing filters also creates the labels they are ...
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Need All Emails Forwarded to Gmail from Inmotion to Start New Conversations

When guests complete a contact form on our website, they send to our info@emailaddress.net at our hosting company Inmotion. These are DIVI contact forms on Wordpress. Problem is, when they are then ...
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How to create a filter with bcc or cc

When I create a filter in gmail I can enter values for the from and to field like this: However, I can't add any value for cc or bcc. I need to create a filter where bcc is from example@mail.com . ...
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Is it possible to batch create or template Gmail filters?

I tend to create many filters in Gmail so that lots of types of email I receive daily doesn't interrupt me with new mail notifications, but instead gets assigned a certain label (kind of like how ...
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How can I exclude archived messages from the multiple inboxes view?

I turned off conversation mode. I set up a filter that applies the label Family to any email coming from a family member's email address. I set up a separate mailbox inside Gmail for any emails with ...
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Remove old emails from Gmail matching criteria automatically

I want to delete the following emails: from:(reply@abc.com) subject:(for sale) older_than:1d It seems in the old Gmail interface it was possible to create filters to delete these messages. I am ...
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Forward [only] unfiltered emails in Gmail

I am using a new email address, but I still want to get email from my old one. However, I do not want to get all the mail. A lot of my mail is filtered into different labels. I do not want to delete ...
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How to use complex filtering queries in Gmail?

I am playing with different/complex filtering queries/string in Gmail. I found this answer (to my own question): after:1552896000 before:1552924800 And I was able to use it without any problems, i....
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Search e-mail messages in given period of day or in given period of week

Is there any way in Gmail's filtering mechanism to find e-mail messages received or sent: in a given period of a day (each day -- only time component of date matters here), in a given period of week (...
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G-Mail Extensions For Labels And Filters

I have a new GMail address for my business, which will have it's own magazine, and I want to set up the email addresses for this part of the business. So I set up the filters : Magazine , Magazine/...
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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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How to make filtered emails obey my filter rule when selecting 'Not Spam' option in spam folder?

I have a forwarded email sending email to my Gmail address, I then filter those emails using these settings: Matches: to:(@myemail.com) Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label "My Label" Works great, but ...
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Filter all email using plus addressing

I am looking for a way in gmail (technically google apps for business I think) to filter all email which is delivered to an address using plus addressing. I want to tag all email to firstname.lastname@...
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How to create a label for an alias account in corporate Gmail?

I have a corporate Gmail account: "pedro@business.com" and in my company Gmail account we have an alias, "ab@business.com". I need to figure out a way to make all emails from my supplier (x@supplier....
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Inbox to Gmail transition. How to manage labels instead of bundles

Because Google is removing its Inbox app in March 2019, I'm transitioning back to the Gmail app. Aside from its minimalist esthetics, the way Inbox managed messages via bundles versus Gmail's ...
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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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Gmail filters exact phrase matching

I'm having issues with my Gmail filter. It seems to be performing some type of fuzzy matching even though I explicitly defined exact phrase matching. My filter is: Has the words: {"unsubscribe" “...
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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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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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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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Gmail multiple inboxes cc and bcc mails not sorted in tab

I had the multiple inboxes set-up in Gmail with the following pane: to:myemail@gmail.com in:inbox However, I noticed that e-mails not directed at me, but where my address was put in cc or bcc, would ...
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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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Gmail filter when email address is not in To field

We recently went from Outlook to G Suite at work. How can I recreate a filter like in Outlook when my email address is NOT in the To field on incoming mail to go to a label? Our team CCs us on ...
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How to add a label to all emails forwarded to Gmail from another address

I use two email addresses: me@gmail.com and me@other.com. I automatically forward all emails received to me@other.com to me@gmail.com. Now I need to set up a filter in my Gmail box so that every email ...
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Why import of my gmail filters is silently failing?

Import of Gmail filters started to silently fail and I am looking for way to fix that. I am using an option on https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?hl=pl&shva=1#settings/filters („Import filters”, „...
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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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Problem creating a Gmail filter

Before the new version of Gmail: when creating a filter, once in the pop-up window with the 11 filter options, I could always see the blue button at the bottom of the window to activate my filter ...
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Can't switch back to Classic Gmail and I hate it [duplicate]

I also have two Gmail accounts, I opened both on Google Chrome. One has the option for "Go back to classic Gmail" in setting button. But another account, automatically changed to "New version of Gmail"...
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Gmail filters delayed substantially in forwarding emails

I've set up a filter in Gmail that I need to forward certain emails to SMS. I need it to forward the emails immediately. They take from one to twelve hours to forward. I don't see any settings to set ...
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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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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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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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Gmail block from even spam

How can I block a certain 'email address' from reaching my spam folder in gmail. I have blocked the email already all mails gets sent to spam but now I want too block it from spam too. Edit: I am ...
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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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