Questions tagged [gmail]

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How to make Google ask for password when switching between accounts

When using Gmail, have the option of switching between accounts by clicking the user icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Currently, can switch between the accounts listed when clicking the ...
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Conversation mode is on, but each reply from my friend ends up in a separate thread

The thread titled "<the subject>" started normally and numbered nine messages, when something strange began to happen: the replies of my friend get titled "Re: <the subject>" and end up ...
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How can I exclude archived messages from the multiple inboxes view?

I turned off conversation mode. I set up a filter that applies the label Family to any email coming from a family member's email address. I set up a separate mailbox inside Gmail for any emails with ...
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Remove old emails from Gmail matching criteria automatically

I want to delete the following emails: from:(reply@abc.com) subject:(for sale) older_than:1d It seems in the old Gmail interface it was possible to create filters to delete these messages. I am ...
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Deleted Profile Pictures in Gmail

Up until yesterday, those who had a Gmail profile picture would appear when I received an email from them. Now, no sender's profile picture appears and instead the first letter of their name has ...
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Link to a specific folder/label of a specific gmail account by email

I would like create a link that combines two things Connection to a gmail inbox by email Filtering on a specific folder/label (or actually filtering on any filter string) From this link I was able ...
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Two people have identical gmail [duplicate]

It seems my husband has the identical gmail address as another person. He is now recieving their gmail's. This is a recent happening. He has had his gmail account for around 12 years. How is this to ...
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How to fix predictive typing in Gmail?

I am using Gmail and Chrome. When I type (FYI) it always defaults to FOR YOUR INFORMATION. Does anyone know how to turn this off?
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How to delete all archived emails?

How to delete all archived emails? I have many of them in the "All mail folder" but they are mixed with other e-mails.
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Changed Gmail password but still someone has access

A few weeks ago I noticed that there was a weird device from a location I've never been to authorized in my Google Account. The thing is, I do have 2 step auth, and I definitely never authorized it. ...
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How can I activate “Write Now, Send Later”?

Some say there is a Gmail feature to schedule emails for later sending, named "Write Now, Send Later". How do I activate the feature?
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Why does my Gmail icon have balloons?

I don't think there's a special occasion. This is either April fools or the day I joined Gmail? From the icon itself: Crop from screenshot:
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Help, how can we recover a previous Gmail account? [duplicate]

I purchased a phone for my nephew. He purchased a new phone and I reset his phone. He had a Gmail account, but couldn't remember the password. He had to get a new Gmail account. He is desperately ...
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I have lost both gmail id and password, how can I recover it [duplicate]

I have forgotten both my email id and password, only the mobile number is with me. Please help me to find out it.
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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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Toggle “Plain Text Mode” when writing in email with Gmail, with a shortcut

We can toggle "Plain Text Mode" when writing in email with Gmail by clicking on the 3 little dots (bottom right), and select the menu item. Can we configure a keyboard shortcut for this? I haven't ...
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I've Forgotten The Gmail I Used To Create A Youtube Channel

2 years ago I created a YouTube channel, because I wanted to start making videos as a hobby. I uploaded a grand total of one video and promptly forgot about it. Now I want to try and get back into it, ...
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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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How do I prevent/stop Gmail's right-click opening a New Message panel?

This question, asked by Ryan, is the same issue I've been having. What happens is when I right click an email address within an email message, Gmail opens a new message. I want to disable this. How ...
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One way sync in Google accounts?

I have created a Google account at my work. I also have my own account on my personal laptop and smartphone. Now what I want is sync the account at work with my personal account in a way that for ...
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Gmail's Priority Inbox: I changed settings, now I can't get Priority Inbox back

I'd been using the "Priority Inbox" in Gmail where starred messages show first, then new messages, then all read messages. I changed some settings today, and now I can't figure out how to get back to ...
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How can I get Google account recovery to recognize an email address with periods?

Okay so I have two Gmail accounts: one is for business and one is for personal use. Let's just say my business account is jane.doe@gmail.com, and my personal is johnsmith@gmail.com. These are all old ...
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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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Gmail: Phone number, 2FA and recovery

I'm trying to secure all my accounts, changing passwords, ... so I read many threads about password security, 2FA and I remembered these things : passphrase are better, must be different for each ...
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How do I switch Gmail from top-posting by default to bottom-posting by default?

I can't seem to find any option for switching Gmail from top-posting by default to bottom-posting by default. I can do it by manually expanding quoted stuff and moving the cursor, but I'd rather be ...
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Stop Gmail opening New Message panel when I right click on an email address to copy

Everytime I right click on an email address, in an email, it opens the "compose window". Sometimes I just need to copy the email address to paste it into my file. How do I stop the compose window ...
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Do Google app passwords expire?

I manage a shared email account (in Gmail) for a small organization. I have 2-factor authentication turned on and had generated an app password for an external app that accesses the inbox via IMAP. ...
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How can I transfer the contents of hundreds of emails to a single Google Docs/text editor document?

A friend and I write together, via email, back and forth a little at a time. we have already once taken a few hundred thousand word story and painstakingly copied and pasted it into a Google document.
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Change e-mail used to send Google Calendar invites

I have two emails a@gmail.com and b@work.com linked to Gmail from which I can send emails. Now in Google calendar I can send calendar invites to emails, which are sent by a@gmail.com (It says a@gmail....
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Gmail Forward email to group, with recipients replying to specific person

I forward a LOT of emails every day. Most of the time, people reply to who they need to. Example. "Do you need money?" Email. Forward to people who need money. But I don't need them to reply to me, I ...
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How to use complex filtering queries in Gmail?

I am playing with different/complex filtering queries/string in Gmail. I found this answer (to my own question): after:1552896000 before:1552924800 And I was able to use it without any problems, i....
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Undo Send - works on some computers but not others. Is Chrome required?

Does it only work with Chrome? Not FireFox!? Undo Send - works on some computers but not others. Is Chrome required?
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How does Google Mail exact match search work with special characters?

If I search in Google Mail for "a-b-c", it returns "a-b-c" but also "a b c". Similarly, if I search for "a b c", it returns "a b c" but also "a-b-c". In fact, "a b c" returns "a b c", "a-b-c", and "...
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Are Gmail Signatures Configured by Device?

We recently worked on updating some signatures for the organization I work for, and are noticing an interesting trend... users who log in on multiple places have to reconfigure their signature each ...
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Search e-mail messages in given period of day or in given period of week

Is there any way in Gmail's filtering mechanism to find e-mail messages received or sent: in a given period of a day (each day -- only time component of date matters here), in a given period of week (...
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When someone shares a Google doc or presentation with me, I no longer get an email notification. How can I fix this?

When a teacher or peer shares a google doc, presentation, or spreadsheet with me, it no longer appears in my Gmail. I have checked my spam, trash, and all my folders. It used to send a notification, ...
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How can I make all sent emails appear in inbox (no solution 5+ yrs ago)

So, I'd like to have all my sent emails automatically show up in my Gmail inbox, without cc'ing myself, if possible - can this be done in a fairly simple way?
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Permanently block persistent/creepy “upload picture” panel in Gmail/Hangouts

Modern Gmail (this started in 2016-2017) has this extremely annoying nag where if you accidentally click your blank profile photo, it pops up a panel demanding you upload your photo that doesn't close....
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Gmail doesn't let application connect through IMAP

There is an EXE which runs on other people's computers and manages itself by using gmail. Since different PCs have different IPs, we need google to let all IPs to access mail through IMAP. I have ...
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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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Why are some Gmail accounts listed as “googlemail.com”?

I use a number of Gmail accounts for different purposes (eg. family, games-related, etc). All except one is listed as gmail.com but one is listed as googlemail.com. Have tried removing and re-adding ...
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I know my account, but I forgot my password. Why can;t you answer me? [duplicate]

I have given Gmail detailed info about my account a
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How to delete certain message in the future from Gmail?

I would like to mark a certain message as a kind of volatile. I would like to get this type of emails removed automatically after a certain period of time - say one month. My use case: I receive an ...
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Opening a docx.URL

My superior sent a newsletter as Circulaire...docx.URL. I am unable to view it or to print it. I have downloaded it and have put it in My Google Drive. However, no matter what I do I can't open it ...
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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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How to remove contacts from my Google Hangouts?

Does hiding a contact remove the person from hangouts? I don't want these contacts to get my IP address. They seem like shady characters that I met on a fraudulent dating site.
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How do I see a list of archived emails in Gmail in the order of when I archived them?

The "Done" view in Inbox by Gmail (sunsetting in March 2019) allows me to review my recently archived emails, in the order I archived them (with the most recent at the top). Is there a search I can ...
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Gmail account phone number change

How can I edit my contact number in Gmail account? there is no option coming to edit it. The option is coming that recovery number and send a verification code but I can't get it because my number has ...
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Gmail Freezes in Loading Cycles

Gmail has been freezing in loading cycles when I try to perform any of the following functions on my desktop within chrome. Deleting an email opening an email composing an email Any one else running ...
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Multiple Google Calendar alerts from my personal email?

I have been receiving multiple emails for google calendar events sent to my gmail. This is not the same as the normal google calendar alerts. The normal alerts look like this: The new ones look like ...