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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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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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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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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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Why does Gmail search sometimes misorder the dates?

Example: a search returning these three matches shows them (Conversation view disabled) out of time-date order: (I've verified those dates are as per the Date: header field of each message.) Perhaps ...
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Gmail keyboard shortcut activation while typing on the search box

I have keyboard shortcuts enabled for the standard Gmail web interface. I consider myself a search box power user and use it to search emails with long commands. However, both in Chrome and Firefox on ...
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Import external emails into Gmail only once per day at 8pm

In a Gmail account [email protected], I'd like to import new emails from [email protected] (or from [email protected]) only once per day at 8pm, to avoid being disturbed constantly at any time ...
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Add more Google Apps to gmail side panel

I mean to add more Google Apps to show when I click on the Waffle icon in the right side panel of Gmail. In particular, I want to add Groups. I know I can do two other things: The "+" ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 [email protected], 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 do you add an event from invitations to your non-default calendar?

I have two calendars in Google Calendar - my private one, which is primary and my secondary one, which is called "Work" for work-related meetings only. Every time someone invites me to an event by my ...
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Google Mail autocomplete contacts showing outdated address

I have contacts who have changed their email addresses. Autocomplete in Google Mail still includes those addresses although I have deleted them from my contacts list. How can I delete those individual ...
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How can I undo Gmail's "always display images" setting for multiple senders at once?

I have the Images option in Gmail Settings > General set to "Ask before displaying external images". Over many years I have enabled the option to "Always display images from <...
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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 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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Always mark as "Looks safe"?

Is it possible to mark emails that match a specific criterion as always "Looks safe" instead of having to click on "Looks safe" each time? I don't think I found anything matching ...
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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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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: "[email protected]" and in my company Gmail account we have an alias, "[email protected]". I need to figure out a way to make all emails from my supplier (x@supplier....
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Spam emails not delivered by Gmail, causing problems for forwarding service

Gmail is rejecting some forwarded spam messages -- instead of sending them to my spam folder -- which is causing problems with my forwarding account. (I'm using Zoho to forward emails from my domain ...
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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: [email protected] [email protected] ...
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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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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 to send Google Drive document as a regular attachment

Attaching from the drive via: Pops up a dialog box that is missing a important button: How do I directly send, via Gmail, an attachment from the associated Google Drive with the following ...
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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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Create Google Calendar event from Gmail and add attachment from Email

Gmail provides the menu entry to create a Google Calendar event from an email conversation. However, this does not automatically attach any attachments found in the email conversation to the calendar ...
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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 [email protected] and [email protected]. 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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