Questions tagged [gmail-labels]

Google's version of folders in the context of email organization. They are essentially tags that can be assigned to an email message. A message can have one or more labels.

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How do I delete a Gmail filter that is set on a specific word - no other criteria and it does not show under filter with settings

I am learning how to set up filters for the first time and I mistakenly asked for a filter for the word Confirmation in "contains the word" instead of subject. Now my label for shopping ...
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How to apply mutiple labels on one conversation in Gmail using keyboard only

I use keyboard shortcut a lot for gmail. Always using L and V to apply label and move conversation. However, I can only apply one label at a time using shortcut L. I am wondering if there is sommthing ...
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Gmail & Filters

I have set up filters in Gmail to attach a label to specific emails and have checked the box marked "skip inbox/put in the archive". However, some emails get marked with the correct label ...
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Gmail filters don't work if it is set up to both label and then delete incoming mails

I have a bunch of filters that are designed to: Label the mail into a particular label Mark the email as read Delete the email The reason why I need to label some mails is that while I don't want ...
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Archive a message in Gmail without displaying the next/previous email message?

In the Gmail web-app, is there a way to use a keyboard shortcut to archive a message but not display the next/previous email message?
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In Gmail, how does one disable emails from automatically filtering into the 'Updates', 'Promotions', etc. Categories? [duplicate]

I saw this answer years back, and to be honest, I already had them (ie. all Promotions, Social, Updates, & Forums) unchecked so that only 'Primary' is checked (located via the Gear icon->See ...
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Is there a way to disable Archiving?

I often accidentally click on the "Archive" button because it is the first button that pops up in messages. I'm frustrated that there isn't a folder that shows archived messages or another ...
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How do I adjust the settings of Gmail to enable the "Quick-mark as important" feature? [duplicate]

My personal Gmail account has an option (next to the star — which stars emails), to quickly mark an email as important. However, my second Gmail account does not have this facility, and I really need ...
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How can I dynamically label Gmail messages based on a field in the header? [duplicate]

I would like to label each incoming message based on the List-ID header. I want this label to be generated dynamically as needed because of the volume of lists to which I am subscribed as well as the ...
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Gmail filter: forward emails that arrive to Inbox to one email address, and emails that arrive to spam to another email address

Gmail filter: forward emails that arrive to Inbox to one email address, and emails that arrive to spam to another email address. How can this be done? I tried playing with filters with the conditions ...
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How to add all emails from a domain to a label in Gmail?

Hope I am not duplicating a thread, I searched but did not find this particular question. In Gmail, I know how to have labels added to all emails from a specific sender, but how do I set it up such ...
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GMail wildcard searching

I am getting a lot of spam e-mail that would be easy to filter if I could figure out if GMail supports wildcards in searching and filtering. Alot of spam is addressed or CCd the same kind of e-mail ...
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How can I move archived emails to my inbox from a bulk-selected search result

With the intention of moving certain groups back after seeing the through the clutter, I archived all unread emails that had a user label (label:unread has:userlabels). But now, when I bulk-select the ...
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How can I filter for only emails sent by me with no recipients except myself in a gmail search if I also have myself autoBCCD on ALLof my sent emails?

This has been a bit of a doosy for me. I have my IOS devices set to auto-bcc myself on all of my sent emails so they populate in my inbox. Because of this, I began using the subject line of my emails ...
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I'm forwarding all my old emails from one Gmail account to another. Is there any way to retain the original labels?

I'm graduating from my university this month, and since my account will soon be disabled, I'm forwarding all the emails from my old account to a new one I created. (Exporting mail is disabled on my ...
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Gmail label sorting: how to move a label to the bottom of the list

Gmail labels are sorted alphabetically, capitals don't make a difference. I can use tricks to change the sort order, like nesting, using characters like ! or _ or using emoticons. I want to move some ...
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How to bulk edit filters in Gmail to migrate from one label to another?

How are labels merged so that filters are included as well? So that Alice and Bob instead are directed to Carol, for example. Crucially, any filters for Alice or Bob will now work with Carol instead. ...
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Create multiple views in Gmail based on label criteria [duplicate]

Is there a way to create a readily accessible view in Gmail based on labels you specify? Based on link and link, I am aware that I can do label:Business1 OR Invoice AND NOT label:MyBadLabel1 However, ...
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Gmail Label Conversation that were initiated by me

I need to apply label on only those conversations that were started by me. In the image attached, those conversations having the words (representing senders' nicknames) "me, Mail 2" means ...
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In Gmail, how can I filter emails by a label applied to previous emails in the same conversation chain?

I get a lot of recruiting emails. I do not want to read these emails now, but want to retain them for the future. I have most set to skip my inbox and have a label applied automatically like so: ...
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Create a Gmail filter to delete labelled messages from a conversation thread based on their age

I have a Gmail filter that applies a label ('OTPs') to certain incoming messages. They accumulate and I want to keep most for only a couple of days. I can eliminate them manually by performing a ...
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Gmail Filters for email Alias

I use gmail workspace for my work, its not @gmail.com but it's [email protected] but we use it in google workspace, gmail, drive and all..Provided by the company.. We have lots of email aliases ...
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Gmail filter to me (not on CC)

I need to filter any mails directly addressed to me. It shouldn't pick mails in which I am in CC. Second condition: Consider, I am in a group alias called eg:[email protected], if mail is addressed to ...
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How do I remove labelled emails from my inbox?

I have emails in my inbox that have been labelled under different label names. I now want to remove these emails from the inbox so that they only appear under their individual labels. So far, I can ...
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In Gmail auto remove label when email is opened

I would like to create a "unread email" label to filter what has been unread vs read. I am successful in creating the filter; however the unread label sticks with the message indefinitely. ...
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Gmail threads that skipped inbox come back to it

I have set up a number of Gmail filters to skip inbox, mark as read, and apply a label, but while they generally work I regularly find threads matching the condition in my inbox and unread. How do I ...
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Gmail spam filter not working

I recently started receiving spam emails in my Gmail inbox. They all seem to be addressed to [email protected]. To combat this I tried to set up a filter: Matches: to:([email protected]) Do this: Delete it ...
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In Gmail, how to find messages that are in the 'All Mail' folder, but nowhere else? [duplicate]

In Gmail, how does one determine which email messages are in All Mail, but nowhere else? I'm referring to email messages that are not in the Inbox (or another folder) and do not have any labels ...
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How do I get labeled emails to skip my inbox?

I'm currently working in a role where I get many emails from many different teams, and these emails will usually end up being ~30-50 email long threads. Some of them are relevant to me, and some are ...
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Deleter more than 50 e-mails in gmail in 2020 [duplicate]

Last time when I selected the e-mails on a page to delete, after selecting 50, gmail offered that it could mark all the e-mails having that label. Now it does not. How can I select all that 9000 e-...
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How to auto-reply to reply-to field?

I would like send auto-reply mails to email addresses written in reply-to field. How this can be achieved? Sample Mail Received : from: [email protected] reply-to: [email protected] to: ghi@gmail....
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Gmail - sent emails are staying in Inbox

I have Gmail enabled with the send button "Send and Archive", but when I reply to an email, the message still stays in my Inbox. I'm thinking that it could be one of my filters, as I have ...
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If you delete a label and ALL contacts in it, will that also delete those contacts from other labels?

There are 1253 contacts separated by last name Alpha in 26 labels. I just imported the list to create ONE label for ALL those contacts. Now the number of contacts has doubled. I want to get rid of ...
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How to add new label to Gmail based on previous labels + specific string

I'm trying to configure some automation when it comes to labeling my Gmail mailbox. Currently, I want to apply label "X" to every new message that match the specific string "abc" and DON'T have label "...
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Why does gmail fail to apply the filters for imported emails?

I forward my emails from (1) IEEE using an alias (@ieee.org) (2) AOL as imported via POP (@aol.com) I use the filters to label incoming email. I noticed that the filters I set up in gmail only work ...
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What happens to new mail in Gmail if I delete a label but not filter?

Considering that the related filter still exists, if I delete a label in Gmail where will the mail be?
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How to apply label to a reply message in Gmail?

I like to keep my reply messages with the original message, rather than looking for them in the 'sent' folder. But I don't see any way to apply a label when drafting a reply and when I hit send Gmail ...
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Automatically set label for all archive emails in gmail

I want to archive all my emails but not in the "all mail" folder, I want them in "Archive" label. I created this filter: -has:userlabels -in:sent -in:chat -in:draft -in:inbox I want that all ...
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How can I make Gmail re-route all incoming mail to a specific folder except from addresses I "whitelist?"

The problem is, I'm getting tons of marketing emails, newsletters, etc., and all of these companies share their email lists with their partners. Plus, my unsubscribe requests aren't always honored, ...
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Collapse nested labels by default?

Some time ago Gmail used to open with each main label 'closed', i.e. with nested labels indicated only by a horizontally-facing triangle. Now, though, Gmail opens with everything open to the max - and ...
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Apply Gmail filters to sublabels only

I'm migrating my email to Gmail and I'm trying to apply filters as follows. Me.com - Me - Job Promos - Education I would like to filter out certain @ domains and stick them into either Job ...
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Randomly assigning gmail label to every incoming email

I manage a team that has a shared gmail inbox, is there any build-in way to randomly label every incoming email to "distribute" the emails among the team members? To be more specific, what I want to ...
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Suitable free email Service as the secondary account recommended by Bugzilla [closed]

Bugzilla sends the following to a new user (after receiving the primary address): We recommend using a secondary account or free web email service (such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or similar) to ...
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Move labeled subset of Gmail messages to another account

I want to move my messages from one Gmail account to another, but not all and that is the problem. All manuals in the web shows how to set up forwarding/import that moves all messages, but I don't ...
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Filter Gmail Updates folder

Spent a couple of hours sorting out my mailbox in MS Outlook. Emptied the bin/deleted folder, cleared sent items etc. Log onto gmail.com and noticed my storage is exactly the same. Checked all the ...
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Prevent label from being applied

How can I prevent Gmail from applying certain labels to messages. For example, I have a "Work" label and a "Home" label. Gmail is labeling some messages as both "Work" ...
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How do I limit search to a folder in Gmail?

In my Gmail, I want to search a keyword that appears only in a specific folder. Currently, it displays results from all folders.
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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: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] It's easy for me to set up filters ...
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How do I forward an email from a Label in Gmail?

How do I forward an email from a folder/label in Gmail? I have googled this question, checked similar questions, but can only see answers related to forwarding folders. I can only see options to ...
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How to use a label, but then filter out the extensions?

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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