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How to restore Gmail password if I still have an access to this account by redirection

I added another Gmail account to my primary Gmail account years ago through the Accounts and Imports option. I can get and send emails to/from this account, but I cannot log in into this account ...
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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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Google switches primary and secondary email accounts regardless of login order

I have two separate email accounts logged into Google Chrome that switch order regardless of the order I log into them. I want to stop this from happening. I log into my personal email first, so that ...
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Inbox to Gmail transition. How to manage labels instead of bundles

Because Google is removing its Inbox app in March 2019, I'm transitioning back to the Gmail app. Aside from its minimalist esthetics, the way Inbox managed messages via bundles versus Gmail's ...
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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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How do I archive an email without needing to select it first?

I'm using Gmail shortcuts. When navigating my inbox list I can easily move up/down using: Newer conversation k Older conversation j This shows a blue highlight near the message I'm ...
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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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My account is mixed up with another user

Every time I log into my Gmail account using my correct email address, my husband's name is attached to it. My husband is a Yahoo! user. We use the same computer, but this error just started ...
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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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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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“You've tried to sign in too many times. For your protection, you can't sign in right now.”

I can log into Gmail without problems with my phone. However, when I try log in using my computer, I get this: You've tried to sign in too many times. For your protection, you can't sign in right ...
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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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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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DKIM Email authentication from standard gmail?

I want to send out email from my domain, but when I do, recipients are seeing a question mark indicating that I'm not authenticated. It seems that gmail only supports digitally-signed DKIM if you ...
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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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Auto reply to email address contained within message body

Infusionsoft sends my company email referrals using the same template each time with the same subject line. Unfortunately an auto-response would go to the Infusionsoft email, not the person who ...
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How to “forget” previous categorization about a sender?

I am using Gmail Tabs (Primary, Social and Promotions). I moved a newsletter of a website I like from Promotions to Primary and clicked "yes" when Gmail asked me if I wanted to keep that behavior for ...
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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 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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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 can I disable Google Apps Email catch-all email routing?

Google's documentation gives instructions for configuring catch-all email addresses, and differentiates between how it works for "free" Google Apps and "other editions" (paid) Google Apps. We have a ...
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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 ...
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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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Exporting contact group in GMail (incorrectly) exports all groups for those contacts

Using the instructions provided by Google (and by other stackexchangers), it is quite easy to export a group of contacts (select the radio button for it during export). However, when I import that ...
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Why is my email labeled and sent to a folder in Gmail instead of the inbox?

I have a custom label in Gmail that sends mail I want to look at about once a month to a folder labeled "JUNK". The filter tells the emails to skip the inbox, mark the emails as read, and label them ...
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Google logins from unknown device/location

A few months ago, I forgot to log out of my google/gmail account from a "friend's" Samsung Galaxy Tablet. I noticed shortly after that, there was a login to my account from a device..a Samsung Galaxy ...
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How can i reduce the CPU usage of Google's Inbox

Even with all my extensions disabled Google Inbox takes 2-5% constantly and 20-40% in spikes every so often. This is also without the tab having focus. Currently I just open Inbox when i need it and ...
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How do I setup Gmail priority labels with intricate filters?

I have a filter for important, unread and starred. Every time I try to change my Gmail priority inbox to the that label, it changes to: "All Everything Else." It doesn't matter if I try inbox #1, 2 or ...
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Transfer email and contacts from MSN to Gmail

I've been with msn.com for a while and have also had a Google account for a while, though I never decided to set up my Google account for Gmail. I've finally decided to set up Gmail and am now ...
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In Gmail, select threads which did not have any activity for a given time

Let's say John sent me an email 10 years ago, we kept answering on the same thread once a year and the last email was sent today. The the thread has emails from 2005,2006,... 2015. If I type ...
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Gmail priority inbox won't let me change inbox sections. Help?

I have a filter for important, unread and starred. Every time I try to change my Gmail priority inbox to the corresponding label, it changes to: "All Everything Else." It doesn't matter if I try inbox ...
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How do I navigate from a message to contact details using the keyboard?

I use only the keyboard, without touching the mouse. I'm in a Gmail email thread. I want to see the contact entry I have for the person who sent me the email, or create one for him. Is there a quick ...
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Suddenly stopped getting Facebook notifications in Gmail account. Notifications setting is on, and there are no Gmail blocks or filters

The only weird thing in my Facebook settings is under 'Notifications'. The 'Activity that Involves You' box is greyed out (but appears to be set to 'on'). It's annoying to have to click on the little ...
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Edit message as new in Gmail

Is there a way to edit messages as new in Gmail? I wish for something similar to forward function but with the message body unaltered. Or for a better explanation to use existing emails as a template....
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Gmail E-Mail forwarding add sender as CC

So our company is using Google Apps (or Gmail) to handle our emails. I've created an user with the address ticket@company.com and added an email forwarding to x@mail.asana.com to automatically create ...
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How to remove contact from appearing in Gmail search

When I am trying to search for an email address in Gmail, let's say starting with 'a', it always shows me a particular email account which was in my contact list a long time ago. Even after deleting ...
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On-page email header missing in Gmail

When I send emails from my email-server to Gmail it doesn't show the: First Last <email@domain1.com> It only shows: First Last It shows the email if I hover over it, but not on the page. ...
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Trello email-to-board doesn't work with Gmail alias

Trello's email-to-board works fine with the direct email, but I've set up an a filter in Gmail to forward mails to it, and it fails. There's no bounced email, but I don't see anything show up on ...
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How to import generic messages into Gmail as emails?

I have some messages that I'd like to import to Gmail. The messages were never emails but are conversations from another service. Right now I have them in a .csv file with columns From,To,Date,Message ...