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Questions tagged [gmail]

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How can I reorder Gmail filters?

I have more than 20 filters, how can I easily reorder them?
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How do I recover an account that was converted to a Google “kids” account and immediately blocked?

I have created an account for my 9-year-old girl. Then I found out that creating a kids account was possible. So I tried to convert that account into a kids account by modifying date of birth, When I ...
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Voting buttons in Gmail

In Outlook, you could attach voting buttons to a message to get a yes/no response from the recipients. I have a user asking me how to do this in Gmail after we have migrated from exchange to Google ...
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Gmail Search issues

I tried to locate a message based on a job number within, but will not find it. I can manually find the email. - When I try another job number it works. The only difference is the size of the ...
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1answer
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How do I remove someone else's Google account from my device?

My friend logged onto her Google account on my device. Now I can't access my own Google account. I've pressed sign out, removed the account with the "remove account" button, and signed back in, but ...
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Is there a workaround for Gmail's broken 'make the change permanent' when moving email to Smart Label inbox category?

As the title says. First reported here: Gmail will NOT ask if you wish to make the change permanent And then again by me, because I couldn't reply on the above: Gmail will NOT ask if you wish to ...
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How to send emails from my Gmail account through another mail service?

I want to send an email from my Gmail under another mail address. (In this case, I want to use the mail service that I have at www.123-reg.co.uk) Here what I've tried so far: I clicked "Add another ...
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How to login on Gmail without the phone? [duplicate]

My phone was stolen, I'm trying to login to Gmail, but since Gmail sends a code when you log in I can't get the code. I still know my password but it still asks for the code. I tried my recovery mail ...
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Can a file be dragged from Google Drive to the Gmail compose window?

I'd like to find a super-easy way to get a Google Doc or sheet into an outgoing Gmail message, in the browser. I'm imagining that if I set up two windows, one with the Gmail compose window and one ...
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3answers
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In Gmail, how can I find the oldest message from a person?

I want to find the first message that a specific person sent me, but I don't know when that was - except that it was ages ago. I know I can use the search operator from:janedoe but the result is ...
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1answer
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How to figure out why emails from a group I haven't subscribed to are being delivered to me?

When receiving email from groups, sometimes items arrive from a group not subscribed to. How can one figure out how it was routed?
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Retrieving mails from deleted/disabled Gmail work account?

Long story short: my employer disabled my work account and I need certain archived emails from that account. Unfortunately recovering the account via Google doesn't work, since I don't have the ...
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Transport Gmail label to Zimbra

I have several hundreds of emails in a Gmail label which I want to forward to Zimbra. I want to do this systematically, just like the "Accounts and Import" in Gmail, so that making those emails in ...
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1answer
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Removed labels - where did my emails go?

I've been using Gmail for quite a while and I have about 15000 emails in total, only partially sorted using labels. Using Gmail itself to sort them is a nightmare for me, so I decided to use ...
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1answer
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Im trying to make a automated script, that auto sends emails with an pdf attachment

This is my script function sendEmails() { var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet(); var startRow = 2; // First row of data to process var numRows = 8; // Number of rows to process // ...
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1answer
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My emails are being put into updates by Gmail

My Gmail account has suddenly started putting my new emails into the "updates" folder and I don't know how to stop this from happening. I want them to go directly into my inbox.
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Is there a way to display exact received time instead of relative time?

Does Google offer a configuration option, or has someone developed a plugin or extension, that can display the exact received time instead of the relative time an email was received? This is what I ...
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Migrate entire IMAP4 mail, including folders structure, to Gmail

When I am adding a new external IMAP4 server to Gmail I am offered an option to specify a label under which all mail from that server will be categorized in my Gmail account. If I do so, will Gmail ...
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3answers
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How to export a single email folder from Gmail?

We want to export a single email folder for a colleague to work on from a Gmail account that ideally we'd like to export as Excel or similar. I know that you can download entire inboxes with IMAP/...
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Finding accidentally archieved emails in Gmail

I read all the answers, tried all the suggestions, had zero success Can't believe Gmail is so hard to manage in this arena I don't remember who sent me the messages I accidentally archieved WHY is it ...
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Create Dynamic Gmail Labels From the Email's Subject

Is there anyway to set up a filter that will create and apply a new label for every word in the subject line? Something like label:{subject} maybe? Obviously I wouldn't be using this for standard ...
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I am unable to access my account in order to change my phone number

I have a Gmail account but lost my old phone. When I try to log into my account from the public library, friends computer etc. Gmail asks to verify my identity. Gmail sends an access code to my old ...
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Firefox Gmail Corrupted Content Error

Just today, all the sudden my Firefox can't access to Gmail. When I try to login to my Gmail, it will shows: Corrupted Content Error The site at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/ has experienced a ...
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How can I open the Gmail reply composer in a separate window?

Gmail launched a new composer interface today. In the new interface, I can't figure out how to pop out a draft reply into a separate window. Sometimes it's nice to have the extra space. Is this ...
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Send .exe (etc.) file via Gmail *without* needing special actions by the recipient

I read through this: How can I send a Windows executable via Gmail? (and similar questions here and on SO), but all of the answers I came across rely on the email recipient doing something special ...
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How to prevent email sent by other accounts appearing in Sent

My setup is as follows. I have two Gmail accounts: a main Gmail account, and a secondary one that I have so I can use Google's SMTP server. This SMTP server account is used whenever I need a server/...
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Google import contacts from CSV not working - workaround?

I'm trying to import contacts from my Microsoft Outlook (company server) to my Gmail, but whatever I try, it fails. Even when I export my contacts in Gmail to a CSV and then try to import it again, ...
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1answer
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Gmail won't let me download suspicious attachments

My Gmail account got a message with an attachment from someone that I trust. There is no such thing as a "Looks safe" button anywhere. The only "banner above" is this: The message is not in the spam ...
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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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Using Launchy to search Gmail

I use the Weby extension for Launchy to do custom searches. I should be able to search Gmail like this using this search definition Mail http://mail.google.com/a/caudillweb.com/#search/%1 but ...
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4answers
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Gmail filter with regular expressions

I use Gmail and I'm receiving lots of emails I want to filter. They all have in common that the subject is like these: Some words - r1234 - Some more words Some words - r987665 - Some more words Some ...
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1answer
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Gmail Filter Not Forwarding Email

I have a Gmail filter set up to forward some emails to another account. The filter is correctly finding all of the incoming emails and is labeling them "WAVE" as it is supposed to. But it is not ...
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Mark message as read when archiving

I just switched from my email hosting providers web mail interface to Gmail. One feature I miss is being able to tell the app to mark messages as read when I archive them. Example: (In Gmail) I don'...
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1answer
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How to set a reminder of an email on Gmail

How to set a reminder of an email on Gmail. Microsoft Outlook has this function to allow users to click on an email to set a reminder and notify to deal with the email at a later time because I have ...
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4answers
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How can I search for Gmail messages on a particular date?

I'm searching for a message on or about a particular date and rather than scrolling through my emails to go back about a year, I'd like to know a search method to only find emails from a particular ...
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Gmail filters exact phrase matching

I'm having issues with my Gmail filter. It seems to be performing some type of fuzzy matching even though I explicitly defined exact phrase matching. My filter is: Has the words: {"unsubscribe" “...
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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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Does adding another Google account to your Android phone also sync phone setting?

So today I am adding my dad Google account to my phone to check his email regularly because he is not very good with the phone. When I am done adding my dad account my phone automatically sync ...
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1answer
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Gmail shortcut keys overridden by DevTools shortcut keys

I can't get Gmail shortcut keys to perform the Gmail actions because (I think) the DevTools actions for that shortcut are performed instead. For instance, to mark an email as read is Ctrl+Shift+I, but ...
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Is it possible to set an account wide auto responder in Google Apps for Business (G Suite) Gmail?

Is it possible to set a company wide auto responder in Google apps for business Gmail? For instance if the office is closed for a set date range I would like to set an auto responder for all emails, ...
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Why does Google not consider dot in usernames of Gmail addresses?

E.g.: If your Gmail ID is abc.xyz@gmail.com, it considers this the same as abcxyz@gmail.com. Why is this so?
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1answer
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Mass delete email from all users' Gmail mailboxes

We are in the process of moving from onsite Exchange to G-Suite for email. In the past we bounced all external email through Gmail before it hit our Exchange server as a backup and spam filter. As a ...
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Download embedded-images attachments from Gmail

Usually, Gmail offers a link to download all attachments. However, someone sent me a HTML e-mail where the attachments are images inside the e-mail. They are technically attachments, but there is no ...
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1answer
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How can I send a DKIM signed email from a domain alias in Gmail?

I have two domains setup with the Google app. Domain A is the primary domain, and domain B is a domain alias to A. Both domains have valid DKIM keys generated, added to the domains DNS as valid TXT ...
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My account is mixed up with another user

Every time I log into my Gmail account using my correct email address, my husband's name is attached to it. My husband is a Yahoo! user. We use the same computer, but this error just started ...
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Gmail default will not stay put, changes to a previous email address

Regardless of how many times I change my email default, following all of the wonderful steps the techies tell us, google changes default back to the same email address. Where is the deactivation of ...
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2answers
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Suspicious access to my Gmail account from “Authorized Application”

In the lower right corner of my Gmail page, there a link to see the access history and activities for my account. In the list, I discovered an entry of access from "Authorized Application (...
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Prevent Gmail from assigning a category when the message has a user-defined label (Multiple Inboxes enabled)

I appreciate the organization that comes with Gmail automatically assigning my messages to categories. However, I have one source of email that is a veritable firehose, and Gmail seems to think they ...
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1answer
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Google Group Email: Reroute replies from one group to another

I am using Google Groups. I have on a group with email id: example@support.com. Which I am using to send out emails to clients. I want all the replies to this mail id to be redirected to other groups ...