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Of course there is; that's just basic filters. Here's one way to make such a filter: In the Gmail search box, search for messages sent to your email address, like this: to:example@firstbusiness.com Assuming you got some results, click the small arrow on the right side of the search box. This will bring up the advanced search menu. Click "Create filter with ...


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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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As of November 2012 this is now possible with a simple search has:nouserlabels Finds all messages without any of your own labels (excludes automatic labels like inbox, spam, and trash). Since Gmail applies labels to individual messages, you might see results that appear to have labels; in this case, another message in the same conversation thread has had ...


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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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All mail in Gmail is in the All Mail label, unless the message is deleted. Even Inbox is just a label. When you add or remove a label, the email is still in All Mail, it just also shows up in the other label if it's labeled. Note: even All Mail is a label, it just is the only one that can't be removed (except by deleting the message).


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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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This can be fixed by using the Inbox settings page and uncheck the option to have important mail ignore filters.


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You need to set up your IMAP client as Google instruct in order for the Gmail labels to work. See Recommended IMAP client settings If you client is one of (iPhone, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Outlook) then click the link and read Google's specific instructions for those clients. Otherwise, you need to configure your client as follows: Sending: Do not save ...


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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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In my case I had lots of rubbish in the All Mail folder, mail that should have been deleted but accumulated there for some reason. I wanted to get rid of it without touching anything that was labelled including the nonuser labels. This did the trick: has:nouserlabels -in:Inbox -in:Draft -in:Sent


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It is now possible to label and/or "star" messages when you send them. Official Gmail Blog: Star and label messages before you send them When composing a new message, you can assign labels or star it by using the labels drop-down menu. As you’d expect, recipients of messages organized this way won’t see your labels or stars. This is the new compose ...


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Google has the operator has:nouserlabels now. It works like a charm for what you want to do. I don't know why it was so difficult to find for so long. Maybe it is fairly new.


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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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I don't think Google supports this feature, but I found a workaround from 2008 that might still work: Create the group in My Contacts Compose an email to said group Copy the "To:" field Paste into the "Convert" textbox here Copy the the "Convert" output into a new filter Try it and let us know if it does what you're looking for.


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Yes, it will display all that apply. For each filter you're able to assign one label. If you happen to have multiple filters catch the same email, they will each label the incoming mail accordingly.


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Go to Mail settings Go to Labels Search the label you want to un-nest Click on the Edit link in the right side Uncheck Nest label under: Click Save


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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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First turn on keyboard shortcuts: To turn these case-sensitive shortcuts on or off, click the gear icon at the top of any Gmail page and then Mail settings. Choose the option next to "Keyboard shortcuts" to turn them on. You can also enable shortcutsautomatically by going to http://mail.google.com/mail/?kbd=1 After selecting an email use L, it ...


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I see two options. One of these may meet your need: Use the old trick of starting the label name with an underscore. That puts it at the top of the list. If you have more labels you want near the top, it will put them in alphabetical order. You would also use a combination of underscore and a number to force the order you want so that _1Zoo will come before ...


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Try Zapier. Looks like this Zap will let you save attachments to Google Drive based on a specific label you label your emails with.


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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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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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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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I successfully used Got Your Back (GYB) to move 7 years of messages (with labels!) from a @gmail.com account to my new Google Apps account at my own domain. Here's how: Backing up your old @gmail.com account Download GYB and unzip it somewhere. (I'm on a Mac so I used the "Python Source" version, but if you're on Windows you'll need that version instead.) ...


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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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The short answer is: you can't. Or at least not with the way things currently work with Gmail. As you've probably noticed, your only options are filtering by a tag or using the archive to hide things. A glance at the advanced search tools show what you are after isn't really accommodated. Your question is in a similar vein to those asking how to find ...


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You can use in:(anywhere -inbox) label:unread or in:anywhere label:(unread -inbox) in:anywhere is the same as "All Mail": mails in inbox, archived, and sent mails. When used in conjection with labels, like label:any, it further expands to trash, spam, draft as well. The () after the : makes it an AND operator: all conditions inside () must be fulfilled....


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Make sure you haven't told Gmail to automatically add a label on POP3 import: To check go to: Settings Accounts and Import Check mail from other accounts (using POP3) Edit Make sure the "Label incoming messages" checkbox is unchecked.


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