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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“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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Gmail Inbox, show all threads with a label in default Inbox view

I want 4 fields in my default view in gmail: important label "to read" label "to do" everything else I am almost there, but the "to do" and "to read" fields do not show threads which have the label ...
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In Gmail, what is the safest way to download, save & print all emails with a given label?

Attempting to securely download all the emails with a given label in Gmail, save them to a single file, and print that file.
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Labelling and Moving in Gmail

If labeling and moving are the same thing why does Google give option to do both? I was previously trying to resolve an issue wherein I couldn't select multiple pages of emails and move them to a ...
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Find out which filters were applied to an email in Gmail [duplicate]

I've got about 20-30 filters set up in my work Gmail account doing a range of things, from filtering newsletters that won’t let me unsubscribe into the bin, to marking messages that come through a web ...
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Making pre-existent Gmail labels into sub-labels

I have two Gmail labels, "Basketball" and "Student Council". My question is this: How do I make both of these labels into sub-labels of another label, "Extracurricular"?
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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 remove a label from a gmail message?

I accidentally gave a sent message three labels but only want it to have one. I cannot figure out how to remove the incorrect labels from the message.
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How can I see how much space a label or folder is taking up in Gmail?

Is there a way to see how how much space a label/folder is taking up on Gmail ? I know I can see the overall account info at the bottom i.e., "x of 15gb" - but is there a way to break this down by ...
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Apply inbox label to mail in gmail

If I'm reading an email and I accidentally hit archive, how can I undo this? It used to be simple: I could use the back button and there was a "move to inbox" menu item. Failing that, I believe one ...
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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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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 search for one label but not another?

What search query will return conversations that have the label Reading but not the label Ignore? I've tried using label:reading -label:ignore but Gmail still returns conversations that have the ...
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Automatically label newsletters in Gmail

I used filters to automatically label newsletters in Gmail. For example, I added a filter that matches incoming email id to newsletter@brainpickings.org etc. and labels them as READING. But for some ...
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Downloading unlabeled Gmail messages?

I would like to backup all messages without a label from Gmail. Those messages are basically all personal archived messages. I don't want the thousands of messages that are labeled for the various ...
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Why is Gmail “is:unread and label:random” not returning unread emails with label “random”?

label:random shows a bunch of emails with three unread. But when I search for label:random and label:unread, no results are returned. When I only search for label:unread, or is:read, all unread ...
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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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Labels don't display alphabetically in Inbox

Just like the title says. I have a work label marked with a exclamation point in front of it so that it's always at the top of my label list. The list looks something like this: !Work Alice Mark Zach ...
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Check multiple POP3 accounts from one inbox

I have multiple domain specific email address that I'd like to check from a single Gmail login. I've previously seen a set up where multiple inboxes or accounts were accessible from the left side bar ...
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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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Gmail Filter - Give Label To A List Of Incoming And Outgoing Emails Containing Email Address From A Certain List Of Email Addresses

I've a list of email addresses (let's give it a name Cool Email Addresses for understanding purpose) Email A Email B Email C The emails I've sent and received should be given a label Label XYZ if ...
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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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Gmail labeling forwarded emails

I have 2 emails 1 for school (= outlook) and 1 personal(=gmail) I forward my outlook emails to my personal gmail. The forwarded emails I receive in my gmail should get a label called school But I ...
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label incoming emails from a different account in Gmail

Assume I have created a label called "example@university.ac.uk" and I also have that account in my Gmail account, i.e. I can receive and send emails from it. How do I send all the received emails ...
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Delete an email from a folder only if it is not contained in another folder

I was searching around but found no answers about this issue: I have a folder, in my Gmail account, where I automatically (with filters) put mail with attachments and other characteristics... they are ...
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How do I reset all my filters / labels / categories on Gmail?

I have a considerable number of Social and Promotions emails that keep going into the Spam folder, and many others are wrongly assigned to Updates and Promotions while they should be in Primary. How ...
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How do I move a search-filtered set of emails into another folder?

I'm trying to clean up my Gmail inbox which has become swamped. My first step is to unclutter it by breaking it up into folders of related mail. That will let me deal with incoming mail appropriately ...
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Gmail - problem with Hangout and filters

I've set up filter in Gmail to label all mails/chats/hangouts with my wife. Filter is quite simple: from:her-email-address@gmail.com set label "Wife" never send to spam But now every chat/...
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How to automatically insert a new received email into a specific Gmail label? [duplicate]

On my Gmail account I have create a new label named: Work, now I want that when I receive a new email from some specific address (for example: myboss@example.com) these messages are automatically ...
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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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Search Gmail for e-mails with no tags (labels) (or just the `Inbox` tag)? [duplicate]

I try to put at least one tag on each e-mail that comes in, but sometimes I miss some. Is there any way to search for all untagged e-mails in Gmail (or all e-mails with just the Inbox tag)? Right ...
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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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Prevent Gmail from delivering emails of a thread to the inbox once a label is applied to it

I have a lot of emails to which I apply labels and remove it from the Inbox. However, when a new email in the thread arrives, it again comes to my Inbox (and is also in that label's folder). How do I ...
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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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Is it possible to add the same sublabel to different parent labels?

I have different people who email me about the same subject, e.g, WBR and AIB both email me about HP201. However, so far as I can see Google only allows the sub-label HP201 to be attached to one ...
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Send forwarded domain email to Gmail folder

I have a couple of email addresses from name@example.com that I'm forwarding to a personal Gmail account. However, I need to save disk space and move my email messages to Gmail. Is it possible to ...
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Emails associated with labels

I have created a label and put some mails in that label from Inbox. Later I have tried to change the name and found at the bottom of the page something that says "Removing a label will not remove the ...
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Missing important emails in Gmail that don't have labels

I don't see emails in my inbox of Gmail because they don't have labels. How can I get those to automatically show in my inbox?
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Gmail, Prevent Multiple Filters from Matching (Folder Structure)

Is there anyway to have Gmail filters work with a nested folder ideology? Say I have a label structure that includes: "YouTube/TEDEducation", "YouTube/TruthSurge", etc. It is easy enough to match by ...
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How can I customise Gmail Priority Inbox to show multiple labels (or nested labels) in one section?

I have nested labels (Work, Work/Brighton, Work/London). When I select the parent label "Work" for a section, the children "Work/Brighton" and "Work/London" are not automatically added to that section ...
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Archive labeled e-mails like smart labels

Smart labels have a checkbox at the top-right which says: Archive incoming Forums (skip the Inbox) How about non-smart labels? How could I do the same. I couldn't find a checkbox on labels that I ...
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Why is this mail in Gmail skipping my inbox?

I added a filter to an incoming email and it said "Apply to 79 other messages". I didn't see where these other messages existed. After applying the label, I now see these messages in that label. I am ...
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Find messages which have no label [duplicate]

My problem is about missing the messages from the labeling. I have a organized labels in my Gmail account but some old messages have no label. I want to find and add them proper labels.
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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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How to review the inconsistently labelled messages in Gmail conversations?

It appears that individual emails within a conversation can be inconsistently labelled - I think this arises when using GMail on Android where individual messages can be labelled. This problem arose ...
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How to mark all emails as read on a certain label with several sub labels

How can I mark all emails as read on a certain label with several sub labels in Gmail? I have a label, say Projects, with several sub-projects, like ProjectA ProjectB, ProjectC underneath it. Is ...
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How to make Gmail automatically label incoming emails

I would like to set it up so that Gmail labels incoming mail based on which business email of mine the emails are sent to. I have two business emails that come to my Gmail account. For instance, if ...