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Excluding messages with a given label is ignored if other messges in the conversation lack the label

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 ...
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How do I make a new Category on my Gmail Account?

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
Karan Shah's user avatar
13 votes

How to mark all emails as read on a certain label with several sub labels

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 ...
Tom Whittock's user avatar
8 votes
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Gmail Hide Left Panel/Sidebar: Labels, Inbox, Everything!

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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How to remove multiple Gmail labels

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....
Nitront's user avatar
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How do I make a new Category on my Gmail Account?

A feature that's not everyone knows about Gmail is the subaddressing feature. It's possible to add a +TEXT at the end of your email address, like [email protected] (where "TEXT" can be whatever ...
Manuel Serrenti's user avatar
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Gmail search for unstarred emails in a label

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 ...
mhoran_psprep's user avatar
6 votes

How do I make a new Category on my Gmail Account?

One solution is to create labels, and then use multiple inboxes from the labs section of settings. You can then have sections of your inbox that only show messages with that label. This solution ...
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What's the difference between the Gmail label buttons?

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 ...
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How can I exclude archived messages from the multiple inboxes view?

You've got it a bit backwards there. "Archive" simply means to remove the "Inbox" label. So, if something is "unarchived", it means it's still in your Inbox. label:Family in:inbox Just a note: AND ...
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View filter(s) that are currently being applied to an email message

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 ...
Jared Pinkham's user avatar
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How do I limit search to a folder in Gmail?

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:...
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How to notify another mail about incoming mail with a specific subject or label in Gmail?

I ran into the same issue here 5 years later. Neither Gmail or IFTTT solved the problem for me. I signed up on https://zapier.com/ using my Google account. Using this, I was able to make a "zap" that'...
Justin's user avatar
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Prevent Gmail from assigning a category when the message has a user-defined label (Multiple Inboxes enabled)

The correct category to assign via a filter, would be "Personal".
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4 votes

Different labels from when email is addressed to me and when only copied to me

To get around the fact that "to" usually means "to or cc or bcc" try using the minus operator. Adjust for BCC as needed. With these rules I believe BCC will still land in your inbox but I did not ...
Mike's user avatar
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How do I make a new Category on my Gmail Account?

On the left hand panel, you need to "Create a New Label" and add the name of what you would like your new category to be. Once you've done that, you can select the emails you would like and apply ...
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Is it possible to batch create or template Gmail filters?

Actually there is a way (I use it myself). Please follow these steps once: Go to your Gmail account --> Settings --> Filters and blocked addresses. Find your "typical" filter from your existing ...
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How do I remove labelled emails from my inbox?

Select one or more emails by clicking on the box to the left of each message. Once the first one is selected, the "archive" button will appear at the top. Clicking Archive removes the inbox ...
mhoran_psprep's user avatar
3 votes

"Mute" alternative for conversations that aren't in the inbox

After encountering the same problem, encountering your thread, and leaving sad, a hack just occured to me. Manual muting: What if we make a tag "MUTED" and add it to conversations we no longer want ...
Mooing Duck's user avatar
3 votes

Search for emails belonging ONLY to the specified label

Not the world's best way but, use the built in labels to your advantage. This assumes you don't care about labels that GMail applies, like Social, Updates, Promotions, or Forums. These labels are not ...
Bob's user avatar
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How to make Gmail automatically label incoming emails

Open mail in Gmail to or from address: [email protected] Click More Chose Filter messages like this from dropdown list In the to textfield enter your email address: [email protected] In the from ...
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3 votes

How can I back up all emails stored in my Gmail account?

Backup your Gmail account for free, without 3rd party software preserving labels, chats, threads, attachment and whatnot, in a usable portable format The canonical way to backup the whole lot of your ...
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How do I work around labels being applied to individual messages and not conversations in Gmail?

The following work flow helps. Get into conversation mode if not already there. (General settings) For each label: Select the label Check the box above the list to select all in the list. Check the ...
Sherwood Botsford's user avatar
3 votes

See filters for Google Inbox Finance/Purchases labels

Try these in the search bar(with clicking on the category name on the left side): category:updates category:forums category:social category:promotions Three special category: Purchases category:...
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Problem with filtering and archiving Gmail

Your problem is the order that the filters were applied. If messageA is directed by filterx to get labelX and told to skip the inbox; then filterb that applies label2016 never sees messageA. The ...
mhoran_psprep's user avatar
3 votes

Can't switch back to Classic Gmail and I hate it

To switch to the new Gmail version, click on the gear in the upper right-hand corner of the Gmail page, and click 'Try the new Gmail.' You can use the same process to switch back to the old ...
Adam Miklosi's user avatar
3 votes
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How to delete about 1,000 Gmail labels, not one at a time

create a new sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/create install this addon: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ go to Add-ons select Label Manager for Gmail select Setup Wizard select ...
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