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Additional sections in priority inbox?

I have been able to customize the categories in priority inbox like it details here. I thought I saw somewhere a hack to create more than the default 4 sections within priority inbox. I cannot find it ...
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Gmail keeps turning off 'Less secure app access' feature

When attempting to send an email (using Gmail SMTP) from my web application I get error message about failed authentication. This is a result of 'Less secure app access' feature being turned off in ...
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How to force Gmail to send immediately when Undo Send is enabled?

As a Gmail user, I find the Undo Send feature very valuable. I have it set for 30 seconds and regularly take advantage of it to improve an email after I first decided to send it. However, one ...
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How to make filtered emails obey my filter rule when selecting 'Not Spam' option in spam folder?

I have a forwarded email sending email to my Gmail address, I then filter those emails using these settings: Matches: to:(@myemail.com) Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label "My Label" Works great, but ...
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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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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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How to make Gmail automatically convert typed-in or pasted URLs into links

It used to be the case a long time ago that when you type in a URL into a Gmail compose window, and after typing in the last character (or immediately after pasting it in from the clipboard), and ...
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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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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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How to forward historical emails with a filter in Google?

I have setup a filter in my Google account, and I want to forward all the emails that match that filter to another email address. This procedure is no problem for emails that I will receive from now ...
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Why does cmd-click on a link not open a new tab in Gmail (Firefox/Mac)?

Why does cmd-click (tap on the trackpad) on a link not open a new tab in Gmail? It used to work 10 years ago or so but hasn't been working for maybe 5 years. Ctrl-click and selecting a "Open link ...
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Sort Gmail *search results* oldest first

Mail can be sorted oldest to newest in Gmail by clicking on the email count and choosing Oldest. However, for search results, the sort order selections seem to be disabled: Is it possible to sort ...
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Allow employees to login after "Why you need your phone"

Our employee is unable to access their Gmail account. I'm going to retype this whole error from a screenshot. We detected an unusual sign-in attempt. To make sure that someone else isn't trying to ...
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How to inject code into Gmail

Gmail has Social and Promotions tabs that regularly have advertisements at the top of the list. After playing around with the console, it was discovered that running $("li[data-tooltip='Delete']")....
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Under what conditions does gmail group distinct replies into a single thread? How can I force separate threads?

If I have an ad running on kijiji, and I get two responses in the same day, they are considered a single conversation, and I have to split them apart. On occasion I send out an email newsletter using ...
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Addresses keep expanding with wrong name in Gmail

A colleague uses Gmail, and since a while some addresses he uses expand automatically into strange names. This could very well be the result of a copy & paste action into the address field, but it'...
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How to automatically convert all Microsoft Office file attachments in Gmail to Google Docs?

My Gmail has thousands of emails. Each email will have several attachments as Microsoft Office files (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx). Currently, I want to automatically convert all Microsoft ...
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How to backup emails from Gmail without the attachments and images

I am trying to backup my Gmail because our company will be closing our business account (cost cutting) and expect us to use personal email instead. I tried Google archive, but it ends up 20GB+ even if ...
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How to create a label for an alias account in corporate Gmail?

I have a corporate Gmail account: "pedro@business.com" and in my company Gmail account we have an alias, "ab@business.com". I need to figure out a way to make all emails from my supplier (x@supplier....
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Undoing "always display images from a particular sender" in Gmail

I'm trying to undo the "always display images from a particular sender" option. on the support page it's written: Sign in to Gmail. Open the message. Click show details at the top of the ...
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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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Google Voice and Gmail don't get along, contact-wise?

There seem to be problems between the new Gmail contact manager and the one GV uses. One of my friends just got a GV number and I added it manually to his years-old entry in my Gmail contacts as a "...
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How can I insert a video from Google Photos into an email using Gmail?

Composing an email in Gmail, I can insert photos from Google Photos as attachments or links easily. But videos in my Google Photos account do not show in the list of media... is there a way to share a ...
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Turn Off All Google (Gmail) Security

I want to turn off all gmail security and nonsense. Like back to the days when a SECURE PASSWORD was good enough. I travel a lot and have different cell phone plans for different countries I'm in. ...
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Adding email attachment to Google Photos

I am unable to locate photos in Google Photos after using the feature to save them to Google Drive from an email attachment in Gmail. It seems that the best practice is supposed to be: hover over the ...

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