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You can do searches that exclude certain labels. That is, searches like this will do what you expect: (label:MyLabel1 AND NOT label:inbox AND NOT label:MyBadLabel1) That search will show you only messages that: Do have MyLabel1 And do not have label inbox And do not have label MyBadLabel1 The tricks are: to get yourself out of conversation mode! (As @...


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Gmail doesn't provide a way to reorder labels. They are listed in strictly alphabetical order. What I have done is put a relatively unobtrusive punctuation character in the front of the label. For example: _followup !important +client That way they flow to the top. You can do a similar thing to drop labels to the bottom, all depending on whether the ...


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The post from artlung has the right idea (the easiest way to do this is to edit the filters as XML), but the XML code he posts actually does not do what the original poster requested. The original poster requested to have a single filter that applied two different labels. That is, the original poster wanted to apply two labels to the same email message, ...


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Edit your filter and check the "Skip the Inbox (Archive it)" option in addition to your "Apply the label" action.


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The categories are created by Google and not user defined. You can create labels and attach them to emails but what you're asking is not possible


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The key is to labels and archive. Every new message starts with the inbox label and the all mail label. New labels can be added via filter when the email arrives, or manually by selecting a message and either adding a label via the label drop down, or doing a combination of adding a label and archiving by using the "Move to" drop down. A powerful part of ...


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You can try -(label:labelname) enter your search here for more labels to be excluded just continue the following syntax: -(label:Inbox) -(label:Updates) -(label:Social) enter your search criteria Hit enter


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select the label, in the search bar, it will show label:mylabel - add label:unread and search. select all messages by ticking the top left checkbox if there are more unread messages than can be displayed, a small notice will appear above the first message in the search results - you want to select all messages which match the search. now you can click the ...


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Categories are tabs you can have display in your Inbox to help you organize your incoming messages automatically. You can almost also treat them like labels. Labels are "tags" you put on messages. You have to explicitly put the label(s) on a message (or conversation), either through direct action or via a filter. Categories, on the other hand, are Google's ...


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Sure there is! When you're reading a mail you want to auto label hit the [More ▼] button and choose "Filter messages like these" Set your criteria and click the "Create filter with this search »" link to choose your Label


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The solution I ended up with is from this site. Install the "Stylish" Chrome/Firefox plugin Install the "Gmail autohide sidebar" style


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I wrote a script to add to Google Scripts. function removeLabel() { var labels = []; labels = GmailApp.getUserLabels(); //Loop through all Labels for (var i = 0; i < labels.length; i++) { if (labels[i].getName().indexOf("WORD TO FIND IN LABEL NAME") > -1) { //If the WORD is found in label name - delete the label ...


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Under Settings (click the gear in the top-right corner), Account, look under the section titled Check mail from other accounts (using POP3):. Next to the account, select Edit Info. You should see options to label messages coming into that account with a label. If you check "Archive income messages" the messages will skip the inbox, as the description states....


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I had a similar problem, the only way around it was to... first disable THREAD views, which you can do in Gmail > Settings > Conversation View => Turn off. After you do that you can search/create filters that will be applied to single emails and not threads.


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What I did is this Do your search on gmail. Select the emails. Click on inbox (You should be able to see the selected emails (highlighted emails).) Now you see the move to folder option. Move your emails to the folder now. This is just a workaround.


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Alas, the "mute" feature only keeps incoming messages from putting that thread back into the inbox. (1) It doesn't keep the thread out of a label even if you use a label as a secondary inbox. (2) There's no equivalent of "mute" to mute a thread from another label. (3) Filters can't test if the incoming message is going into a muted thread. Archive or mute ...


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You can hide only first level labels from the label list, which will include all of it’s children, but you can’t hide the children on their own. The only hack I can think of is to make your sub-labels as first level labels and name them something like FirstLevelLabel_SecondLevelLabel instead of nesting SecondLevelLabel under FirstLevelLabel. The rest of ...


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In straight-up Gmail, no, unfortunately not. The only way I can think of to do it would be to get a third-party email client that supports IMAP and allows for quick folder creation like that. Then you could create the labels (folders) in that and get them in your Gmail account. You could always dump the client afterward.


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The issue is that the star is associated with a message, not the entire conversation. So when you use: is:starred it returns all conversations where at least one message in the conversation has a star. -is:starred returns all conversations where at least one message is unstarred. Unfortunately when you look at the list in the GUI all the Conversations in ...


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When you click "Archive" you get a little yellow bar at the top of the window asking you if you want to undo your action. Click Undo to restore the mail to your inbox. If you continued browsing around it disappears. If you really want the "Move to inbox" button you'll have to search for the mail, or find it in the All mail folder. You can still use the ...


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Go to Settings (the cog wheel in the upper-right corner) → Labels → click Edit for the respective label → click Nest label under and select the respective label under you wish to nest it (“Extracurricular” in your case) → click Save. Of course, you should create the “Extracurricular” label first.


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[@Ale's working solution][1] works for all new emails. Following up within the question "How can I remove the inbox label on labeled emails?" there is a further explanation as anyone follow this question may have a lot of preexisting emails with 'inbox label': How to remove the inbox label retrospectively Create Labels Search for emails in inbox by email ...


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You will need to add the parent label as well, even if the sub-label is supposed to be nesting. When you look at the list of labels, you will see the parent and sub-label (or child label) as separate choices. This is why when you click on a parent label it will only show emails tagged with that. It will not include messages "under" that tag. That ...


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Presently, there's no way to compose a new group email based on conversations in a label. You can however, create a Contact group from an email message, rather than navigating to the Contacts page. Compose a new message in Gmail and enter the email addresses of all intended recipients in the To field. Alternatively, Navigate to your label, select a ...


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Deleted items is not a system label like Spam or Trash (Bin if you are using English-UK), it's a custom label. You could add it manually, by adding or connecting the third-party app that created it for you if there is any that did that. In regarding of deleted messages being moved to Deleted items instead of the Trash/ Bin label, Gmail web interface by ...


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Unfortunately neither the GmailApp API nor the advanced Gmail API have any way to read your filters let alone what filters were applied to an email. Assigning each filter a unique label to assign will let you see their effects going forward. However there is one more way to look at your list of filters aside from the Gmail settings. You can export the ...


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When you have multiple messages/conversations selected and you click the labels button there are three options for the list of labels presented: empty: none of the messages/conversations selected are using that label minus: some of the messages/conversations selected are using that label checked: all of the messages/conversations selected are using that ...


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By folder, you mean label right? If you navigate to a label, it should already populate the search bar with the format needed. So if I have a label called "Finances" the search should be label:finances and then whatever you're searching for If it's nested, it will be marked by a dash so if I have a "Bills" folder under that it would be label:finances-...


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I've been trying to figure this out forever too! This is what finally worked for me. I filter messages from a specific person, let's say my Dad. Once I have the list of all emails from him, I select all (and then click in the yellow notification box that I want to literally select ALL, and not just what's showing on the page) and I archive them. Then I add ...


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