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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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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Retrieving labels from the Gmail thread

I'm a beginner in JavaScript and I'm looking to create a script with google script which has the role of retrieving the labels present in my google inbox and compare them with the labels that I ...
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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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Fix IMAP inconsistency, “All Mail” vs. Inbox?

I posted this to the Gmail support forum, but I suspect that it needs expertise under the GUI hood. I use the desktop installation of Outlook 2019 to connect to my gmail account with IMAP. All ...
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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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Show label but hide archived messages?

I'd like to be able to by default show only non-archived messages when clicking on a label in Gmail. This doesn't seem to be possible in native Gmail. Is there an add-on that enables this? For now, I ...
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Search for messages that used to have Notes label (from me/no recipient)

My Notes label got removed and all the notes I had in gmail (synced to Notes app in iphone and Mac) disappeared.. they're still there, they just are almost impossible to find. Looking at the message ...
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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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Updates Category in left menu bar

What happens if I delete all the messages under "Updates"? Will the messages still remain in their appropriate categories?
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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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What exactly is the gmail inbox unread count?

Currently my GMail inbox has the number 30 in a red circle next to it. I'd like to get that number down to zero, but I can't figure out what it's actually counting. If I do a search for in:inbox ...
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Why does similar spam email keep appearing in Gmail inbox even when I've dragged to spam?

I've received a "Your Apple Id has been locked" spam email multiple times in my Gmail inbox. Each time, I've dragged it to the Spam folder. However, subsequent emails with the same title still appear ...
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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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lost labels from e-mails when I transferred to Chrome

When I transferred to Chrome from my new gmail account, I lost the important labels I had created to save important things in. I NEED these files! I hope Chrome did not delete my files! I cannot ...
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GMAIL Labels view panel

Labels marked as "Show" are not displaying in LABEL panel unless click "MORE" - how is this rectified. It seems to be isolated to one of my accounts
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Limiting the number of Gmail Labels and Filters

I'm trying to organize my Gmail inbox by using labels and filters, especially as I have a few Twitter accounts that need separate addresses. So lets say my email address is: myrealname@gmail.com ...
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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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Adding a tag to forwarded mails

Is there a way to add a tag, to certein massages, which are forwarded from one gmail account to another without using new filters and labels on the account which is the receipent of the forwarded mail?...
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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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Emails in wrong mailbox

I open Gmail, I see my emails labeled Category/Primary in my primary inbox, it's still loading, after few seconds it stops loading, and suddenly a new message is shown on top of the primary tab list ...
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Gmail labels - Only archive upon reading the email

I already know how to create a label in Gmail and how to archive the files automatically (remove of inbox). What I want is a way of only archiving the email after I read it. It appears normally in ...
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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" and "Home." How do I prevent ...
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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: me+newsletter@gmail.com me+bills@gmail.com me@gmail.com 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 create filters for incoming G-Mail messages

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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I want labels to display (Number Unread)/(Total Number). Example: Job Order Acknowledge (4/10)

When using Gmail at work we process incoming job requests through the following sequence of labels: Job Requests > Jobs in Progress > Jobs Completed. In our setup job request emails are ...
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In Gmail, I want all labels to be visible, I don't want to have to click “More” every time. Possible?

In Gmail, I want to be able to see all labels on the left, without scrolling to the bottom of the list and clicking More. Mainly because the More label is usually covered up by a popup or a ...
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Search mails for multiple labels

I've been using GMAIL for a long time and I have many mails with multiple labels. I am being migrated to Outlook and mails will be moved over and into Outlook folders based on labels, BUT only the ...
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Bulk Delete Emails In Gmail

I have a label where I get my all server alerts, and I did not check counts for a while, now it is over 600,000 and when I am trying to bulk delete it, it gives an error like below. Oops, something ...
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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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I deleted Gmail labels, now how do I find the undeleted messages to delete them?

I only discovered, after I deleted a bunch of old labels, that that does not also delete the messages under that label (thanks for having that morsel of info at the bottom of the page rather than ...
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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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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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How to delete about 1,000 Gmail labels, not one at a time

I need to start over with Gmail labels, is there a way to blow away all of them at once? I have way too many.
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Gmail fails to find conversations with nested labels in inbox

My inbox contains the following emails: (a) John (0) label:XY label:XY/Z (b) Mary (0) label:XY label:XY/Z (c) Zack, me (5) label:XY label:XY/Z where (0) indicates that I have not yet ...
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How to restore Gmail inbox view?

My Gmail inbox label is not appearing normal as shown in the attached photo How can I restore labels to normal/default?
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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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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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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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Applying a google apps script to a gmail account

I'm asking a question relating to the code on this post How can I automatically forward Gmail emails when a label is applied? function autoForward() { var label = 'forwardthis'; var recipient ...
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gmail - add current label to new message

In gmail, when I am viewing a particular existing label and then compose a new message, is there a way to automatically tag the message with that same label? I am currently manually labeling each ...

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