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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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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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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How to automatically forward Gmail messages when a label is applied?

I have found this question that is answered: How can I automatically forward Gmail emails when a label is applied? However I'm using that exact script and have replaced the label and recipient with ...
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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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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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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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In Gmail, how do you hide labels from the “Move To” dropdown menu?

I have several labels in the "Move To" dropdown menu, and I'd like to keep the labels but hide some of them. Advice?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 to stop Gmail from forcing the Updates category on top of my other labels?

How can I stop Gmail from categorizing my e-mails under two labels, "Updates" and "General". I created a new category called "Travel", another called "Finance". Each time I apply a filter or a ...
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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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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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Automatically remove “inbox” label from messages with other labels

I created some filters to label my e-mails in Gmail, but all of these multiple label mails have the "inbox" label too! How can I remove the inbox label on labeled emails? (With this configuration ...
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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 to filter and label messages as “INTERNAL-ONLY” and "EXTERNAL

I'd like to create a pair of labels. One would be "INTERNAL-ONLY". This label should match email threads that only include senders and receivers on the thread whose mail domain, @example.com, match ...
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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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Prevent Gmail from applying multiple labels

I have recently imported all my mail from Outlook.com and my work email into the gmail accout and I have started to organize the messages using labels. The filters work great and I have managed to ...
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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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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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How do I setup Gmail priority labels with intricate filters?

I have a filter for important, unread and starred. Every time I try to change my Gmail priority inbox to the that label, it changes to: "All Everything Else." It doesn't matter if I try inbox #1, 2 or ...
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How do I make a new Category on my Gmail Account?

I was using Gmail and needed to organize something into a category (that would show on for Configuring my Inbox) which I wanted to make specifically for it. Although I noticed that it only allows me ...
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Is it possible to “hide” a sub-label in Gmail?

I have nested labels in Gmail, but often run into a situation where I no longer want certain label showing up in the labels list on the left side. For example, let's assume I have "Year 2014" as a ...
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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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How can I delete email sent to myself in Sent folder without deleting it in Inbox

I sent an email to myself to keep it under a label, but when I delete it in Sent Mail, it deletes the message in the Inbox as well. How can I keep it in Inbox (or under a different label) and delete ...
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“Mute” alternative for conversations that aren't in the inbox

How can I both: Keep mailing lists out of my inbox (to read separately later) Selectively hide mailing list conversations (including their future messages) I've tried using a filter for mailing ...
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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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How to sort Gmail by date?

This question may sound like a really stupid one or a duplicate, especially if you haven't used Gmail recently… How do I sort my mail by date? The attached screenshot shows and confirms that mail is ...
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How to add filter and label to group in Gmail contacts?

I have my Gmail contacts sorted into groups. In my mail I also have labels associated with filters-for specific people I have a filter associated with a label. For the filter creation, how do I ...
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How do I work around labels being applied to individual messages and not conversations in Gmail?

There are numerous reports of issues with Gmail labels, stars, unreads, message counts, and generally searching or counting combinations of these. Many of these seem to come from a common cause. I ...
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How to clean up Sent Mail

I want to keep my Sent Mail folder (label would be more correct) clean, i.e. move done messages to some archive and keep only a few that remind me of something. In the inbox I can do this by archiving ...
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Is there a way to make Gmail stop storing every email twice?

I made the mistake of trying the "Inbox" feature, and after going back Gmail started showing every email twice – once in a folder called "Inbox", and once in a folder called "All Mail". Both are, ...
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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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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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In Gmail, how to find all messages having more than one label applied?

I'd like to optimize my Gmail layout for desktop IMAP client friendliness. That's why I'd like to ensure all my messages have one and only one label applied (because with IMAP labels appear as folders ...
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Custom Gmail labels sort

I want to sort the labels in my own order instead of the default abc order, so that, for example, the label named bills should come up first. Any way to do that?
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How can I keep emails received from certain email addresses out of my “promotions” tab in Gmail?

I'm OK with GMail's promotions tab keeping away most of the corporate newsletters I receive out of sight whenever I want to read my email. Sometimes, however, Gmail thinks an order confirmation ...
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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 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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Can Gmail be configured to display ALL labels on the right pane?

By default, I get about 12 labels displayed. If I hover the mouse over the lower part of the pane, the labels unfold and all additional labels are revealed. I'd like to know if it's possible to have ...
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Gmail's label and skip the inbox filter

I am using Gmail. I want incoming mail that matches a label to skip the inbox. This does not seem to work. The instructions from Gmail include the following: To keep organized, many people like ...
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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 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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Hide labels from outgoing email dropdown list

I have labels that I have hidden, and they no longer show on my left sidebar. However, when sending outgoing email and adding a label - all of the labels show up whether I have hidden them or not. ...
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Exclude label from a Gmail search?

How can I exclude a given label from a search, effectively finding all the email that do not have that label applied? I've searched Google, SuperUser, and the Gmail Advanced search support page to no ...
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Some of Gmail labels show the # of unread messages and some don't

I have many Gmail labels. Some of them become bold when there is something within them that is unread, and then show me how many are unread in brackets, and some don't! In other words, some look like ...
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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 ...