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Gmail filters for "-in" not working as expected

I'm trying to filter my Gmail inbox for all messages that are not a part of a starred conversation. If I search just for -in:starred and start combing through the first few pages of results, ...
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I received a link to Google Drive to a shared folder. Is there any possibility that they was warned that I clicked the file?

I clicked on a link for this shared folder using my Gmail account, and I am afraid that the original sender may have received any kind of notice that I have already clicked on it. Is there such ...
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I am flooded with Google meeting requests. The standard request is for 60 mins

I have set the 30 to 25minutes and 60-50minutes in my diary but organiser of the meeting does not see it. My desired outcome would be: When a request for a meeting is received and the request is for ...
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Filter blank emails

I get a lot of system alert-related emails with empty bodies. The server has scripts that send emails with populated subjects but the body is only populated if there is an issue to report which is ...
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How can I filter emails with an empty body in Gmail? [duplicate]

I use Gmail. I want to list all emails where I am the sender, there are no attachments and have an empty body. How can I do so?
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Is there a way to avoid "+canned.response" in the email address using Gmail's canned response feature

If I set up a filter and send it a canned response, Gmail appends +canned.response to my username in the reply. For example, given the filter "from:[email protected] to:[email protected]" set up to send a ...
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A filter is being applied to all of my sent emails, how do I stop that?

A filter is being applied to all of my sent emails, and causing them to be added to a folder they should not be in. How do I stop that?
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How to filter only emails without aliases

I have been using Gmail for a while and created a bunch of aliases for different mailing lists and websites, with "[email protected]" I am currently switching to another email provider ...
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Reply to Gmail email [closed]

When I receive emails they are at the top of the screen. When I reply it's at the bottom. I know you can click on the 3 dots to get the whole conversation, but can you reply to the emails at the ...
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How to auto-reply to reply-to field?

I would like send auto-reply mails to email addresses written in reply-to field. How this can be achieved? Sample Mail Received : from: [email protected] reply-to: [email protected] to: ghi@gmail....
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Forwarded emails from Gmail show original sender, want headers showing me instead

I set up Gmail to auto-forward my email to a different address. However, when forwarded, the email appears to come from the original sender, instead of my email address. Can I change this behaviour ...
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Auto reply to emails that have specific word in the subject or body

I am not sure where else to ask this so apologies in advance. It looks like some idiot with the same first initial as me has used my email address to sign up to a bunch of car and house sale mailing ...
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Any way to get Gmail to accept forwarded e-mail as non-spam?

I use a unique e-mail address for each web site I login to. This amounts to a few hundred different e-mail addresses all with my custom domain. Where I host my domain forwards all these e-mails to my ...
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Why does Google not consider dot in usernames of Gmail addresses?

E.g.: If your Gmail ID is [email protected], it considers this the same as [email protected]. Why is this so?
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How do you block emails from unknown domains?

I am constantly getting emails from @xyz.dfg.cloud, @fou.vm.blah, and so on. I was thinking of whitelisting domains like hotmail, outlook, gmail and block everything else. I would like to apply a ...
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Gmail filter is incorrectly filtering out some messages

I have a rule in my Gmail. It is a simple rule which says, basically, if any message coming in has the text "[GNC]", give it the label GNC and don't add it to the inbox. There is no other ...
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Gmail Will Not Stop Forwarding Emails to Other Account

Gmail's autoforwarding function will not stop. Gmail offers an autoforwarding to other accounts function in its settings menu (under Forwarding and Pop/Imap). In the Forwarding and Pop/Imap menu you ...
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Browser doesn't stay signed into Google when logged in using GMail app confirmation

I have a case where I have a forgotten the password to my main Google account. I can signin by following these steps: Type in username. Click "Forgot password?". Switch to the GMail app for ...
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How can I form a direct URL to sign-in to Gmail's "use another account"

I'd like my walk-in shop customer's that use the kiosk computer to see a simple, clean page with Gmail's sign-in page, without having to scroll down all the other customers' accounts until they notice ...
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Check which users use forwarding and to which address

I'm the admin for a Google workspace organization. A user has left the company but the mailbox remains active in order to send out auto-replies, informing senders that the user is no longer with the ...
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Automatically set label for all archive emails in gmail

I want to archive all my emails but not in the "all mail" folder, I want them in "Archive" label. I created this filter: -has:userlabels -in:sent -in:chat -in:draft -in:inbox I want that all ...
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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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Getting Youtube and Gmail to work under two different accounts

I swear that I was able to sign into a separate Youtube account ([email protected]) and Gmail ([email protected]) yesterday. I know this because I constantly check gmail and youtube (where I never really sign ...
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In G Suite, how do do you block an entire domain of senders?

I have a blocked senders list set up for gmail in my G Suite domain. Included in that list are entire domains. However, I still receive messages that have have email addresses with that domain in ...
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Changing subject line without splitting up the conversation

Is there a way I can change the subject line (example, instead of Re:, I could put In Progress: or Done:) and not have Gmail split the "conversation" into a new email?
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Is it possible to remove the use of the security code when I log into my Gmail account using a different device?

Is it possible to remove the use of the security code when I log into my Gmail account using a different device?  There have been two situations where I did not have my phone and was unable to log ...
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Search for old emails that are NOT starred (Gmail)

Gmail has a search bar where you can filter emails. For example, to see emails from December 2019: before:2020/01/01 after:2019/11/30 Or to see emails before the start of 2020 which are starred: ...
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Mimic "Mute" functionality that keeps muted conversations out of the Inbox but using a custom label

In Gmail I have two labels, Followup and Hold. Followup is to label messages where I still need to take some action. Hold is for messages where I'm waiting for something. I try to keep my Inbox empty ...
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Cannot change country in Gmail

I want to change my country in Gmail. I originally set up my Gmail in Spain but moved back to the UK. It is showing both my Gmail and Play Store as Spain. I used the following advice: https://support....
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How to opt out viewing doc files in Gmail through Google Docs?

When I want to view a doc attachment in Gmail, I am automatically sent to my Google Docs to view it. How to stop that and use a default viewer (Word, Foxit, etc.)?
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When I delete an email it is still in my All Mail folder

When I delete email from my inbox, it is still there in "All Mail" folder. why are they still there when deleted from inbox? Is there a way to prevent email from going to "All Mail"...
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How to "Reply to author" in gmail web client?

We use Google Groups to handle emails to our writers' critique group, and group members respond to authors with their critiques. Authors send an email to the googlegroup address, and it goes out to ...
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Apply Gmail filters to sublabels only

I'm migrating my email to Gmail and I'm trying to apply filters as follows. Me.com - Me - Job Promos - Education I would like to filter out certain @ domains and stick them into either Job ...
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I keep on getting strange notifications on my phone from my Gmail account (Calendar). Is it a virus?

This is the second time I get this strange notification on my phone. In the notification panel I see a "calendar event notification" (from google) with a strange title, something...hot... Example "...
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Is there a way for Google Workspace admin to set "send mail as" the original recipient in GMail? [migrated]

Using a GMail's routing feature within Google Workspace for Business, I am able to set forwarding emails to [email protected] to [email protected]. But replying to that email on [email protected]'s email editor (on 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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Is there a way to highlight text in a received email in Gmail?

I'd like to be able to highlight portions of text in emails I receive from other people, in Gmail. When I reopen those emails (often large), I'd like to be able to see what portions of text I had ...
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Is there any way to access a Gmail delegated account in mobile (Android, iOS, etc.)?

Delegate and collaborate on email lets delegates read, send, and delete a shared account's email messages. It helpfully avoids exposing someone's general Google password to various people and risk ...
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Does initiating Google account recovery immediately log you out of logged-in Gmail accounts?

I plan to initiate Google account recovery, but I'm still logged in to Gmail on my older model iPad and my iPhone. Will initiating account recovery immediately log me out of Gmail on my iPad and ...
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Does forwarding e-mails to Tuta through Gmail compromise privacy no matter what?

I am using e-mail forwarding from Gmail to a tuta address (e-mail service with encryption) with 'delete Gmail's copy option'. Does that mean, that e-mails that get to my tuta inbox through Gmail are ...
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How can I get past Gmail's "Printing not yet available" short of waiting indefinitely?

I sometimes receive an PDF attachment where Print is blocked by: If I wait an indefinite period of time, this resolves, in that Print becomes available. When I can't afford to wait, how can get past ...
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How to continue main bullet after a nested bullet list?

I am writing a message in Gmail with bullet lists. After I create a nested bullet list, I do not know how to return to the parent list item without creating a new main-level bullet. Something like: * ...
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Drafting Gmail Signature

I created a signature in Google Docs and tried to copy/paste it into my Gmail Signature, but lost a lot of the formatting. I don't have plain text checked. Any way to fix this?
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Implementation of Reply-To header in Gmail

Gmail has always ignored the Reply-To header in the e-mail generated by contact forms submitted from my web site. So when I try to reply a message like this: From: [email protected] To: webmaster@...
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How to map Gmail's "delete conversation" shortcut to use the actual "delete" key instead of the pound # key

I use Gmail's web application and I would like to delete a conversation by pressing the DEL key on my keyboard. By default, the delete shortcut is #. I found the "Keyboard Shortcuts" section ...
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Filter replies to a mailing list in Gmail

i have a company wide mail list ([email protected]) from which important messages are sent time to time. What isn't important is the dolts who reply all to this address. Is there a way to ...
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Transfer emails from Google Workspace email account to Gmail account without duplicates [duplicate]

I have an email account inside Google Workspaces that I will call GW. I also have a Gmail account. The Gmail account is currently forwarding all received emails to the GW account. The Google ...
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Get an alias address in the sender field in Gmail

Let's say I have two Google accounts: [email protected] and [email protected]. I am connected to Gmail on my perso account. I have added pro as an alias address to send mail as, in the Gmail settings (...
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Filter email based on Gmail plus operator, with wildcard

Due to some programming integration tests I've setup to run often, I'm receiving emails to my gmail with a plus address like so: matt+unittest_1 matt+unittest_2 matt+unittest_3 etc. I would like ...

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