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Questions tagged [gmail]

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How do I recover my Google account (or Gmail) password or username?

I have forgotten the password or username for my Google account, or I'm unable to access my account for other reasons. How can I recover my account? (This Q&A is meant as a general description ...
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Get e-mail addresses from Gmail messages received

How can I export a list containing e-mail addresses for everyone that has sent me an e-mail? I have all of the messages archived.
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Is it possible to recover an email that has been clicked “delete forever” in the trash folder?

Is it possible to recover an email that has been clicked on "delete forever" in the trash folder? I have accidentally clicked delete forever for an email but now I need to recover it.
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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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How can I get around giving my mobile phone number to Google?

When I want to register an account with Gmail now, it says "Google will send a text message containing a verification code to your mobile phone." I don't want to give Google my mobile phone number!! ...
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Wildcard search in Gmail

Is wildcard search possible in Gmail?
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How can I sort emails in Gmail by size?

Google has started to warn me that I am almost out of space in my Gmail account. How can I sort my messages by size to identify any expendable large emails in my account?
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Send a copy of outbound messages to another address

Is there a way to have a copy of any message sent from a Gmail account sent to another address? I've got any messages coming to my address copied to another (see this question for one solution, ...
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In what order are filters processed in Gmail?

If I have multiple filters that match the same email do they all get processed? If so, in what order are they processed? What if the first filter matched modifies the email to make it match (or no ...
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Is it possible to create a Gmail filter that works on headers other than From, To, Subject?

I've forwarded one of my really old email addresses to Gmail. I'd like to create a filter so that any mail to that old address is always labeled properly in Gmail. I can create a Gmail filter with ...
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Label outgoing emails in Gmail when composing the mail

I try to label every single conversation that is in my Gmail inbox. For incoming mails this is super straightforward. I just hit L, type the first few letters of my desired label and hit Enter. So far ...
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Can I bounce messages (not forward, but a true bounce) in Gmail?

Prima facie this is impossible but perhaps someone has some kind of hack to do it. This is one of the last things holding me back from switching to Gmail from Pine. To be clear, bouncing a message is ...
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Manage un-replied Gmail conversations

On average, I send about three emails a day to people I may have never emailed before, or have but don't see regularly. In both cases I forget that I've emailed them, so if they don't reply then the ...
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How do I opt-out of the new Reply in Gmail?

Today, when trying to reply to a message in Gmail, I was told that there is a new reply mode and then it was automatically enabled. I find it difficult to use, and it doesn't let you reply to the ...
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How to implement a whitelist-based system in Gmail?

Is there a way to implement a whitelist-based system in Gmail? Specifically: all messages coming from addresses in a "white list" get through; all messages coming that are responses in a pre-...
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How to get rid of new Gmail design?

So I've tried new Gmail design. I couldn't believe it was that ugly and unpleasant to use. How to roll back to previous normal Gmail design? New Gmail design:
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How can I filter my Gmail messages that aren't labeled?

I'd like to sort all of my Gmail messages that don't have label, so I can process them (I miss some every now and then). I can sort by every label by clicking on it at the left, but how do you sort ...
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How do I get rid of “On Behalf Of” from my sent Gmail messages?

I have a Google Apps account with 1 primary domain and a secondary alias domain (let's say example.co.uk and example.com). When I send emails from the alias domain, the receiving person sees the ...
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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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Can I change my Gmail email address?

I have a stupidly long email address on Gmail and would like to get it changed, or even just get a new one, but I can't see how. As soon as I log in on Google it knows who I am and signing up for a ...
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How do I disable the spam filter in Gmail?

I'd like to disable the spam filter in Gmail, how can I do this?
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How do I delete all my mail from my Gmail account?

I want to clear my mail from my Gmail account, but don't feel like selecting every message (also the archived ones). Is there an easy way to delete all my mail from Gmail without having to delete my ...
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Can I control how often Gmail polls POP3 accounts for incoming mail?

I use Gmail to handle my mail, but it's mostly imported by Gmail from an external POP3 account. Normally this works fine, but I;ve had some instances where Gmail has gone almost 24 hours without even ...
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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 change my Gmail address? [duplicate]

How can my wife explain to gmail that her name changed when we got married? There does not seem to be a way to change my wife’s Gmail’s email address to use my surname. Whatever I try her now ...
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Add new alias to Gmail without SMTP (forwarding-only address)

I used to be able to go to Accounts and Import → Add another email address you own and add an email account that's only a forwarding address. That is, it's not a mailbox and I don't have SMTP access ...
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Is there a way customize priority inbox like this?

I would like to customize the priority inbox of my Google Apps email. The top section is already "Important and unread" and the bottom section "Everything else". In the middle I would like to have ...
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Export Gmail messages to text or HTML files

I want to be able to export Gmail messages as text or HTML files so that they can be stored, passed around, and easily viewed later. I would really like to be able to locate a selection of my ...
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How do I migrate a Gmail account to a Google Apps Account?

I've had a regular Gmail account for years. I recently obtained a personal domain and set up Google Apps on it (the free version). I would like to migrate as much as possible of my existing Gmail ...
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When is it okay to use “label:”, “in:”, or “is:” in a Gmail Filter?

When you try to use any of the queries label:, in:, or is: in a Gmail filter, you will see the following warning: Warning: Filter searches containing "label:", "in:", or "is:" criteria are not ...
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How to Filter Emails Forwarded to Gmail Alias?

I have a Google Apps email (me@business.com) set to auto-forward all mail to my personal Gmail (me@gmail.com). I have added the me@business.com address to my personal Gmail so I can send mail as me@...
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Any way to send Gmail auto-response at certain times every week?

I have a Gmail account that it is only monitored Monday through Thursday. I would like to set something up to automatically send a canned reply for emails received between Thursday afternoon and ...
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How can I filter incoming email based on plus addressing in Gmail?

I currently have some basic filters in Gmail, but the other day I heard someone mention you could use a plus sign in your address to filter incoming email? Can someone elaborate?
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Change my Gmail sender address from firstname.lastname to firstnamelastname

When I created my Gmail account, I used firstname.lastname as my username. But now I would prefer to use firstnamelastname (without the dot in between) for everything - so it's the very same username ...
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How to Manage Multiple Gmail Accounts on the Same PC/Browser?

I have a Gmail address with my employer, a personal Gmail address, and a Gmail address for my personal business. My girfriend also has a Gmail address she uses on the same PC. Currently this requires ...
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Is it possible to sort your email in Gmail by something other than the date received?

I want to sort my email in Gmail by the sender, rather than the date received, is there a way to do this?
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Insert HTML markup into Gmail signature

Is there any way to add HTML markup signature in Gmail settings? I mean, insert some HTML markup without using rich editor, just inserting HTML?
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Google Apps for business email forwarding

We have somewhere in the region of 900 users, but of these, only 200 or so are important to us. We are thinking of migrating over to Google Apps for business and need to know if we could simply set ...
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Received an email intended for another person [duplicate]

I'm not really sure how email routing works, but someone ordered something on Amazon and I received the email instead of them. Or maybe we both got it, I don't know. The order doesn't show up in my ...
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How can I get Gmail to make the default address I'm sending an email from be the same as the To address in a reply?

I have two email addresses that I use with Gmail, let's call them personal@gmail.com and me@mycompany.com, the latter is integrated with SMTP and POP. When I want to send an email I can choose which ...
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Gmail, how to forward email to group using a filter

I run the office lotto syndicate. I get a results email that I want to detect via a filter, and forward to a group containing the lotto syndicate members. Is this possible? I can't seem to figure ...
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How to send big files via email?

Gmail's maximum attachment size is 25 MB. How to send files bigger than that?
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Create a Gmail filter for Calendar Notifications

I'd like to create a Gmail filter to filter all of my Google Calendar notifications into a separate folder. Google Calendar notifications have headers that look like the following: Reply-To: Helen ...
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How do I split conversations in Gmail?

I posted an ad on a website and when people respond, I get an email from post@example.com titled like this: Reply to your "1999 Pontiac Sunfire - As Is" ad on Example.com If two people reply to my ...
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Gmail treats mails from my domain as spam. Why? How to avoid it?

Whenever I send a mail from myaccount@example.com to a Gmail account, Gmail treats it as spam. I'm talking about the one e-mail I send to a prospect after I've met him (it is surely non-spam mail). ...
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How does Gmail decide to thread email messages?

Sometimes I'll notice false positives (includes an email that isn't part of the thread) and false negatives (misses an email that should have been part of the thread). How does Gmail decide which ...
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Is it possible to setup a filter in Gmail to delete message older than one month? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Webapp to delete certain Gmail messages older than n days? The reason I need that is because I need to subscribe to some open source project mail list and I don't need to ...
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How do I get Gmail to ask me to be a mailto handler again?

I noticed that when I open up Gmail on Google Chrome, a popup near the top asks me if I want to let Gmail be my "mailto:" handler. If I select "No," I'm assuming that Gmail will no longer ask me to ...
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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 filter by messages, not by conversation?

I have been emailing my Gmail account error messages from a project I am working on. I am trying to use Gmail filters/labels to sort out the class of errors. But because the subject line is ...