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 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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Calculate the size of label/search/filter?

Are there any ways in Gmail to see the total size of selected messages - that is, a label, search or a filter (filters are basically just static searches anyway, and I use filters to automatically ...
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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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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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Possible to hide Gmail sub-labels when another sub-label is visible?

I've already set to hide labels if there are no unread messages. However, if >1 or more sub-labels as an unread message, the entire hierarchy of that set of labels becomes visible. Is there a way ...
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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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Can't see sub-labels in left-hand menu

I have added 3 labels and nested sub-labels within each on the left hand side of my page (underneath my inbox). I then labelled all my emails. When I click on the drop-down box next to my label, I ...
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To what extent are filters dependent upon the browser?

Context: I've pared down some of my larger gmail labels by deleting old, labeled e-mails. Because I've exceeded my quota, I'm now going through old mail by performing a search for has:nouserlabels. ...
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Gmail unread count not visible for long labels

In Gmail, labels with long names has their count cut off. Ex: I've been shortening label names, but shortening names is not an elegant solution, IMHO. I would like either: Names would be auto ...
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Why is my email labeled and sent to a folder in Gmail instead of the inbox?

I have a custom label in Gmail that sends mail I want to look at about once a month to a folder labeled "JUNK". The filter tells the emails to skip the inbox, mark the emails as read, and label them ...
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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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Why do my filtered emails end up in the Sent label?

I have a number of filter rules in my Gmail account (my goal with my emails is to have every email I receive archived as I receive them, that is, always have an empty inbox) and it works fantastically....
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POP3 email in Gmail not filtering correctly

I am accessing another email account via POP3 within Gmail. Update: I have 2 other email addresses set up with the same filters, and they are working as intended. The only difference between this ...
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Making labels sort correctly in Gmail's Priority Inbox

I have a label called "Action Needed," in Gmail and I want to use Priority Inbox to create a section specifically for this "Action Needed" label. In the Inbox configuration screen, I have these ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I move a large group of emails from a “searched” group to a specific folder I have previously created?

The easiest way, which was 1. to search for your emails 2. select the emails you would like to move and then 3. hover over the folder button with the down arrow on it, has been removed. Now you must ...
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Labels not appearing on sent emails

I label all emails when I send them and over the past couple days, I'm noticing that when I check my sent mail folder, many of the emails I've labeled have somehow lost that label. I can manually ...
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Is it possible to display the label I searched for in the list of search results in Gmail?

I tried to visualise my question in the below screenshot:
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Expanded sub-labels keep collapsing in Gmail

I use a lot of filters in Gmail, which apply various labels and sub-labels to incoming messages. Normally when I log into Gmail, the labels and sub-labels are exactly as I left them the last time I ...
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Filter for email addresses with which I have corresponded

I'd like to create a search filter in Gmail which filters my inbox for emails received from addresses I have sent mail to. Is there a way to do this, perhaps through a custom search query?
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Force emails from specific senders to stay in inbox instead of getting smart labeled by Gmail

I periodically get very important notifications from a pair of addresses. For reasons that elude me, they have recently started skipping the inbox and going to notifications. I would like them to stay ...
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Gmail filtering from forwarded accounts?

I currently have a few accounts forwarding into Gmail, and I have Gmail set up to send through those accounts as well - your standard inbox consolidation via Google. For ages now, I've been labeling ...
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list all email matching filter on one page?

I do a search, and get all the emails appear. Lots of messages match. I want to get rid of all the ones I see but see the subject first. But it only shows me 20. I click the checkbox that selects ...
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Counting number of labels created per day in Gmail

I receive many enquiries/emails every day. Each one is labeled as enquiry. Each enquiry/email is responded to within the specific thread. Some email threads can include 20 or more emails and each ...
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Is there any way to avoid smart labels duplicating existing labels?

I see there were some updates to Gmail smart labels where they now auto categorize items as purchases, travel, etc. I already have a label called travel and it seems like it treats these as two ...
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Gmail label unread count

If you set up a filter Matches: from:(foo@gmail.com) Do this: Skip Inbox read a mail from that person apply label receive a reply The label will not show a count for that reply or any other replys ...
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How can I save replies in Gmail with the same label

In Gmail: Say when I have an email that has label xyz attached to it, how can I attach the same label/s to any reply?
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Is it possible to move messages in gmail to another tab with only the keyboard?

With Gmail's new tabbed inbox, is there a way to move a message to a different tab, using only the keyboard? Selecting a message with x, then pressing v to open the Move To drop down, shows a list of ...
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In Gmail, search for emails containing one specific label and any other label

Is it possible in Gmail to search for emails containing one specific label (i.e. New York), and any other label available. In other words, I need to exclude emails that contain only one label.
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Gmail: why are all my messages “partially” labelled?

When I select a label, and "select all N messages in X label", all possible labels are partially selected. To be clear, this doesn't happen unless I select all messages in a label. None of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...