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Questions tagged [gmail]

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Filter all emails forwarded from specific address

I have an email address, let's call it student@university.edu, that I forward to my personal Gmail address. I'm trying to set up a filter that labels all e-mail that comes in via the forwarded address....
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How to find a phone number in a Gmail message

Several weeks ago, don't remember when exactly, a colleague sent me his phone number by email. Now I cannot find this email. I tried to search for all messages by this colleague, but unfortulately, ...
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Automatically turn on Gmail Vacation Responder from gCal 'Out of Office' events

I see some good scripts on turning on responder for 'every Friday', etc., but with the new gCal feature of 'Out of Office' events, is there a way to turn on vacation responder any time there is ...
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Mimic “Mute” functionality with a custom label

I have two labels - followup and hold. Followup has all emails I need to action on. Hold label is for email where I'm waiting for something. I try to keep my inbox at zero email all the time. All ...
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How can I forward an entire conversation and retain attachments in Gmail?

As stated in the title, I want to forward an entire conversation (as asked in this question, although the method to do this has changed a bit due to UI changes) while retaining all the attachments in ...
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Possible to hide Gmail sub-labels when another sub-label is visible?

I've already set to hide labels if there are no unread messages. However, if >1 or more sub-labels as an unread message, the entire hierarchy of that set of labels becomes visible. Is there a way ...
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I can't make Gmail stop marking things as important

I am trying to have Gmail send me a notification only when I receive a message from specific addresses. This is the option I have selected in settings: Important mail notifications on - Notify me ...
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How to auto-upload all images in Gmail attachments to Google Photos

I was hoping there was a way to crawl the entire history of my Gmail account, and automatically upload any attached images to my Google Photos account for backup purposes. What is the easiest way of ...
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Need a workaround for sending email in Gmail via Microsoft email address

I have has this issue for a while and its starting to cause problems so I need a workaround. The problem is I use Gmail to send emails using my MSN account. When I send the email to multiple ...
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How can I get my thumbnail to display by my posts to Google Groups?

I want my thumbnail to display when I post to a Google Group. It works when I send email from one of my Gmail accounts, but not from the other. All three messages here are from me - the first one is ...
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Gmail search sometimes fails when text looks like a date

I have come across a rather strange situation. I use Google Apps for Education at work. I have an account that essentially works as a ticketing system for certain types of requests. I use a coding ...
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Office 365 forwarding email to gmail goes to spam because fails DMARC

With Office 365 set to forward emails to Google Apps (i.e. Gmail), the forwarded messages are going to spam because according to the Gmail interface, they have "a from address in example.com but has ...
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Viewing files shared with second account on Google drive

I have a second Google account/email address. When someone emails a shared document to that email address, I have to sign out of my primary Google account and sign in with the other to view it. In ...
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Issue with Gmail not displaying old messages, including in “All Mail”

Interesting issue with Gmail that I'm seeing. So, a friend asked me to look into why she can't see old emails, and she's had this problem for 6 months. She's telling me that it happened the day after ...
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Creating an alias for Gmail, only shown SMTP option

I am trying to create a new Gmail alias so that my sending email goes with the email identity I am trying to use. In the past, I could go to Setting -> Alias, and just verify that I own the domain ...
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Gmail Priority Inbox - Can I add more than 5 sections (using inspect hack) properly?

I like the feature of Gmail Priority Inbox that allows you to divide your priority inbox into sections. I like it so much, I want a section for all my standard labels. I have about 7. Gmail only ...
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Calculate the size of label/search/filter?

Are there any ways in Gmail to see the total size of selected messages - that is, a label, search or a filter (filters are basically just static searches anyway, and I use filters to automatically ...
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When I get a text from an unknown number to my Google Voice number, how do I add the person as a new contact (using Hangouts)?

I use a Google Voice number as my primary number, which has the nice benefit of allowing me to see texts pop up as Hangouts when I have Gmail open. I can't figure out how to add a new contact from ...
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Why does Gmail now lose viewed new message state?

When using Gmail, the first time in a tab (e.g. Inbox, Social, Promotional, and Forums) new messages get a NEW icon before the subject line of each message that is new since the last time you looked ...
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Why do Gmail addresses without dot appear in my contacts?

Some weeks ago I found out that some of my contacts in Gmail have two addresses, one with dot and one without a dot in their name. For example johndoe@gmail.com and john.doe@gmail.com. First I ...
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Is there any way to make Gmail automatically delete out-of-office replies from cc addresses?

It's just quite a nuisance when you send out an email with only one or two to addresses and a whole bunch of cc/bcc addresses just because they were previously part of the email chain and you then get ...
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Why does search in Google Mail not find some substrings but others work?

Today I saw a very strange behavior when searching in Google Mail. I was looking for an eMail which contained an IP: 192.168.100.150. I couldn't remember exactly what it was, but I knew the first ...
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Gmail compose FROM address based on TO address

Is there a script that would automatically change "From:" address according to a filter on "To:" address? E.g. I want all the messages sent to @domain.com to be sent from @yahoo.com, and the rest from ...
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Gmail doesn't include Hotmail recipients in reply-all

I just noticed that, on a thread that includes about 4 Gmail addresses, one Hotmail, and one Google Group, reply-all doesn't include the Hotmail address. Is this a known issue?
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How to get specific information on “unusual activity” on Gmail from Google?

This has happened to me today. I was forced to give my phone number to Google in order to re-enable my account, and was forced to change my password. The activity log doesn't show any other IP address ...
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How can I automatically run a Gmail filter on existing emails every day?

I'd like to automatically archive certain emails if I haven't done it myself after they're, say, a week old. I could use a filter to archive these emails, but I'd have to run the filter myself ...
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Is there a setting/extension to disable HTML formatting in received Gmail messages?

I want all INBOX messages in gmail to appear in plain text. When I read the messages I receive, I just want everything appearing in a consistent font and size of my choice. No html formatting ...
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Set Gmail to reply text-only to only a specific address

I just subscribed to a mailing list that (still) requests that messages sent to it be text-only, no exceptions. (Their FAQ references storage space being at a premium on PDAs such as Palm Pilots.) ...
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How to get a message count set to group in Google Apps

My company uses Google Apps for domains. Our email is a customized Gmail address. We have several groups set up—i.e. support@mycompany.com, which is a group containing the email addresses of several ...
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Is it possible to set Gmail to an English (Israel) locale

I would like to be able to use Gmail with an English UI, but set other locale settings to the common settings in Israel (see here). Specifically, the first day of the work week should be Sunday, and ...
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My Gmail account was taken over by someone in the country of Jordan

My wife's Gmail login screen looks like this. I have changed her password, but it seems to go deeper into Gmail than that. There are ads served by Google in Arabic. How can I fix it?
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'Snips' pasted from clipboard into body of gmail message have broken “googleusercontent.com” after sending out the email

A user regularly sends emails by snipping to the clipboard and pasting it to the email body. They are not saving to a file and pasting that, but copying it straight to the clipboard and pasting. ...
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Gmail rule “reply with canned response and delete” doesn't work

I'm trying to set up a Gmail rule which runs whenever I receive an email to a specific address. This rule sends a canned response and then deletes the email. The rule to send the canned response ...
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Gmail Update: Tab Filters? Where did they go?

Gmail has 4 tabs: Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, Forums. With the old Classic Gmail, when I would drag and drop an email from one tab to another, Gmail would ask me if I wanted all similar ...
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Stop Gmail folders from showing up

So, I have quite a lot of labels for mails in Gmail. Now I don't really need some labels but don't want to delete them either. So, I'm trying to hide/archive those labels so they don't clutter my ...
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Does Gmailify use IMAP or POP?

In Gmail, when I gmailify an outlook.com account, what does gmailify do internally? Does it use IMAP or POP to access my emails in the outlook.com account?
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Setting up a Gmail canned response for the beginning of a conversation

I've followed some guides (like this one) to set up an autoresponse service in Gmail. I want just one automatic email for each conversation start. Using filters+templates, like it's described in the ...
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Why do mailing list replies sometimes ignore my importance filters?

I have 3 filters for importance labelling in my Priority Inbox: Matches: from:(-me) to:(-me) Do this: Never mark it as important Matches: from:me to:me Do this: Never mark ...
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How do I make Gmail filters neutral with respect to archiving?

I have several filters set up on a Gmail account. If A: apply label A, skip the inbox (archive). If B: apply label B, skip the inbox (archive). If C: apply label C, skip the inbox (archive). If D: ...
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Auto reply in Gmail, when using Gmail for several domains/addresses

I'm using the "Send mail as" (Use Gmail to send from your other email addresses) feature to send from my unique Gmail account interface, all the mails for: myname@gmail.com contact@example1.com ...
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Change Google login account in Google foobar question task

I have linked my company Google suite email account with the Google foobar question task. Now I will be leaving the company in a few days after which they will deactivate my account. How can I change ...
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How to dissociate a Google account from another organisation?

Google allows one to sign in with more than one account at the same time. For example, from the Gmail web interface, clicking on your own avatar in the top right corner shows your current account and ...
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Replacing the catch-all feature of g-suite gmail with a whitelist

I use about 100-150 email addresses using the catch-all feature of gmail in g-suite. When I sign up for a new service I make up an email address for that service so they don't have my real email ...
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How to disable “Verify it's you” on Gmail, without phone?

Sometimes, when I try to access my Gmail account from some other computer or country, an annoying security feature prevents me from doing so. I get the following message: Verify it's you ...
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When does Gmail load an image (one that comes with an e-mail) into its proxy?

Gmail has a function that proxies the loading of images. When it is turned on, the moment you click "show images" in an e-mail you have received in your Gmail, you get to see the image stored in ...
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To what extent are filters dependent upon the browser?

Context: I've pared down some of my larger gmail labels by deleting old, labeled e-mails. Because I've exceeded my quota, I'm now going through old mail by performing a search for has:nouserlabels. ...
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Has Gmail withdrawn webbug protection?

Anyone else find that Gmail's webbug protection has silently disappeared? Despite that Google previously announced "Instead of serving images directly from their original external host servers,...
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What does this icon mean in Gmail for attachments?

Some files I attach in Gmail have this icon next to it, while others have a different icon that looks like a piece of paper with a bent corner. The format is all the same, what does this icon signify? ...
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Gmail unread count not visible for long labels

In Gmail, labels with long names has their count cut off. Ex: I've been shortening label names, but shortening names is not an elegant solution, IMHO. I would like either: Names would be auto ...
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How to autosend canned response to myself?

My financial institutions are constantly sending me emails about when my statements are available and when my bills are due. For many of these institutions, I have automatic payments set up, but it's ...