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 it possible to view the history of label use in Gmail?

Is there a way to view a revision history of labels in Gmail—for instance, to find all messages that where Archived in a particular day? Use case: used Boomerang program to have 100+ messages ...
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Gmail filter not from address conversation

I created a filter that matches all the automated messages sent from a service, marks them as read, archives them (skips the inbox), and adds an "Automated" label. This works great most of the time, ...
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Is there any way to have Gmail folders show total unread count (including subfolders)

I sometimes miss unread emails because they are sitting in sub folders Let's say I have a folder called Trips with 3 sub folders called, Florida, Boston, Washington respectively. If Florida has one ...
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How can I have all my SmartLabel emails tagged with 1 label in Gmail? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit SmartLabel filters in Gmail? I'm using the Gmail labs feature which adds SmartLabels such as "Promotion" and "Social Update" to relevant emails. I would like ...
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Sent messages labeling issue

I have one Gmail account made last year that has a Sent Messages label and another Gmail account without it. I think this was Gmail's default, but for some reason it was erased on the newer account, ...
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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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How to create custom Gmail labels?

I want to create custom labels for Gmail which would sit right on top of the inbox. What is the best way to accomplish this, Greasemonkey scripts or Google gadgets?
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Automatically apply parent label to sublabel in Gmail

When labeling a message with a nested label the message does not appear in the parent label, which in my opinion would be the power having a label hierarchy. Is there a way to automatically apply the ...
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Automatically download all attachments from Gmail with a specific label

Is there a way do download every attachment within a label? I want every PDF invoice I get to be put in my file system. So I figured I'd need Google Drive. But I only did find some Chrome extensions ...
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Which labels were used during a time period in Gmail?

Say I have three labels work, personal, soccer and I have for a period of time sent emails and labeled some of the conversations. How would I see what labels were used during that period? I choose ...
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Label/filter mail sent to specific recipient (or whole domain) on Gmail

I'm planning on deleting a very old domain I never use other than quite a lot as various email addresses on websites, services, etc.: hello@example.com, anything@example.com, etc. As it is, all ...
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Labels for sent messages

I'm a new GMail user, and I'm trying to figure out how to make labels work smoothly. When I assign a label to an incoming message, it disappears from the inbox and appears in the folder(s) it has ...
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how to delete “ALL Mail” without deleting mail with labels? [duplicate]

How do I delete "All Mail" box on left (archived) without deleting other labels' content? Reason is a virus in Gmail archived messages which I cannot locate due to the large amount of archived ...
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Gmail is automatically labeling messages

I have my university email account set up in Gmail to send and receive. Previously, I created a filter that would move all messages to foo@bar.edu to the foo@bar.edu label. I have since deleted that ...
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How to mark / tag / label forwarded and replied to messages in Gmail?

When I forward a message or reply to a message in Gmail, the Gmail inbox does not show these messages as forwarded or replied to. There is no indicator at all, so I can't tell if I have already ...
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Filtering archived messages in Gmail

I, like most, get a lot of email that isn't spam but isn't interesting. I read the first line preview and then archive it with a swipe on my iPhone. This causes an annoyance because the phone ...
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Make Gmail messages disappear from a label after they are read

I have a filter on my Gmail account that puts messages from certain email addresses under a label "Job" omitting the "Received". Is it possible to make these messages appear also in "Received" until ...
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Nested labels have disappeared when I removed “parent” label. Where did they go?

I created a label in my Gmail labels and nested other labels under it. When I went to remove the created label this message appeared: The following labels will be removed from your messages and ...
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Gmail auto generate label based for sender

I want to know if I can have gmail auto create label based off the sender. For example if I receive an email from sarah@gmail.com I want gmail to to apply the filter sarah without me manually creating ...
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Sort Gmail inbox messages by label

I use labels extensively in my Gmail inbox. Is there any way to sort by label? Seems like that could be quite useful.
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Add newsletters to Labels Gmail

I subscribed to Stack Exchange newsletters and receive 8-9 newsletters per week. I want to add them to "Stackexchange" label. After reading this post , I created a filter, but don't know how to ...
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How to show messages whose only label is “Inbox”?

I have a ton of labels. How do I tell Gmail to show all messages which are in my INBOX and have no label?
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How to get Gmail notified when a label has new unread message?

I create a label for facebook/twitter incoming notification messages and auto archive them into associative labels using filter. That way, I don't get notified when new messages arrived. So what I ...
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Filing to labels in Gmail

With all of Gmail's changes, I've lost the ability to file my emails into my created labels. Instead, they now stay in my inbox, with the named label listed on the subject line; thus voiding the ...
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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 to set the color of a label in Gmail to a default color once too many custom colors have been created?

I use labels and custom label colors in Gmail a lot in order to help me organise my inbox. However, I have now hit the limit on the number of custom colors that I can use. When I try and add a ...
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Gmail autoreply when adding a label to a message

Is there a way to send a canned response to an email when I apply a label to it? I use labels for task handling, so I have a "Completed" label that I apply to the email once I have finished the task. ...
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How to remove label from the right sidebar?

I want to remove the label from the right sidebar of Gmail. I have tried to find a way to remove unwanted labels from the sidebar and keep the sidebar cleaner by just having important labels there and ...
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Gmail labels - How to apply to POP3?

I have created some filters in gmail with the intention to automatically move messages to folders in Windows Live Mail or any POP3 reader. My idea is to mark the messages with a different "label" in ...
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Gmail labels and filters

I have a bunch of filters set up to channel certain emails; label them and skip the inbox. However, if I reveive an email that doesn't fit the filter criteria, and I label it manually, I would like ...
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How to manage labels in Gmail with keyboard?

At work we use Google Apps. I like to assign mails that are important to my work with todo and after I did them with done. I am pondering a way to do this efficiently and preferably without the usage ...
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How to prevent certain 'Bulk' labeled email from skipping the inbox?

In Gmail, I have the smart labels 'Bulk', 'Forums', 'Notifications'. I have a daily reminder email sent everyday that is now getting marked as 'Bulk' which is a correct categorization, however I want ...
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How to hide hierarchy display in nested Gmail labels?

I've been starting to make use of Gmail's nested labels, mostly so it's easy to organize my label list that has 100 or more labels in it. But now the label tags are getting really long, making for a ...
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How can I show labels by default in the new Gmail?

Gmail has a new look - kind of sleek, but I think I liked the old look better. As far as I know there is no way to revert to the old look, so is there at least a way to show all the labels that used ...
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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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Can I share labels within Google Apps for Business?

Can I share labels (= emails with particular labels) across Google Apps for Business users? I have created a label called “testing” and I want to share the emails that have this label with other team ...
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Can I label a Gmail message from a popup window?

I let Gmail run in the background, and it gives me some nice browser notifications for every received message. Clicking these opens the message in a new popup window. I know I can trash or archive ...
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Gmail web, is there a plugin to tag email with a direct button?

Do you know a browser plugin (or something else ?) to add some labels as direct button (no menu) in the web interface ? For example, I would like to mark my email in gmail and directly click on a ...
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How to move Gmail sub-label out of hiearchy

In Gmail, I have some hierarchical labels: A/B/C I want to make C a top-level label, but can only find a way to rename it in its current position in the hierarchy or introduce a new hierarchical ...
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Adding a label to outgoing mail, Gmail also moves it to the inbox

I have a filter which adds a label, applied to both from: and to: addresses. When I compose a new mail (not reply) matched by that filter the label is correctly applied, but the mail also ends up in ...
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What's a keyboard shortcut for Gmail to show the unread messages with a specific label?

I want a keyboard shortcut to take me to the list of unread e-mails with a specific label. I can type g + l then type the label name and is:^u, but I want to know if it can be done with a shorter ...
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Gmail Label Error

How can I not have the emails of a gmail label show up in my inbox? I know this has been posted before, but I will elaborate. I have 2 gmail accounts (lets call them A and B), I am always logged ...
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Is it possible for there to be multiple labels to emails in gmail?

If an email applies to more than one filter (with associated label) will the email display all the labels for the relevant filters?
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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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Where does an email go after removing a label in Gmail?

I will try to walk through the scenario which leads up to my questions. Steps: I get an email in my inbox I drag it over to a label. So the email is removed from the inbox and shows up when I click ...
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Export all sender's email addresses for a specific label in Gmail [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Get e-mail addresses from Gmail messages received I have a site with a contact form that sends messages straight to my inbox, and I've set up a filter to give all those emails ...
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Remove Important Label from Gmail

The Important label shows up on the left sidebar, and I want to get rid of it. I can hide it under the "X more" dropdown, but that doesn't get rid of it but only hides it. Also I don't want to mess ...
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How do the [imap]/Drafts, [imap]/Sent and [imap]/Trash folders work?

When you enable IMAP access in Gmail the [imap]/Drafts, [imap]/Sent and [imap]/Trash labels are created. How do these labels function given that each IMAP client can potentially implement their local ...
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Can I label a message in Gmail before I send it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Label outgoing emails in Gmail when composing the mail Some of the messages I send in Gmail I need to label. Right now I'm having to go into the Sent Items and select them ...
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Create labels automatically from sent emails in Gmail, same for recipient's end

Is there a way to automatically create a label in Gmail once you send it, which could also create the label on the receiving side of the email? I want to have labels automatically generated on both ...