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As in Kzar's answer, you now need to provide details for an SMTP server which will be used to send the mail. As of writing, however, you can simply use the Gmail SMTP server, as long as you use Google two-step authentication. So just for completeness, the full steps: Gmail settings, Accounts and Import tab. Add another email address you own Type name and ...


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This may not be for everyone (I work in web development), and it's slow, but if you use Chrome or Chromium you can edit the HTML directly and it works fine. Right-click on the text you want to strike out Choose 'inspect element' The inspector will bring up that text - right click on it and choose 'edit html' Wrap the text you want to strike out with <...


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Gmail now supports category:primary is:unread


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If you go to the "All Mail" view from a computer (not sure how the mobile version works) and click the 'select all' checkbox, a little notification saying something like "All 50 conversations on this page are selected. Select all 24,037 conversations in All Mail" should appear, where the last part is a link. If you click that link, then click 'Mark as Read,' ...


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If you want to search for more than one archived email, entering the following into the search bar will list all your previously archived emails: has:nouserlabels -in:Sent -in:Chat -in:Draft -in:Inbox


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You can apply a label to the emails you want to export. Then in https://www.google.com/settings/takeout/custom/gmail : Click 'Select labels' and choose the label you applied. Click 'CREATE ARCHIVE'


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You can use the before and after keywords in your search, for example: after:2012/4/26 before:2012/5/3 To search for emails between April 26, 2012 and May 3, 2012.


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This should be done in a desktop browser (not mobile) Enter the following in the search bar at the top of Gmail page "is:unread" Click "select all" (checkbox above the list of messages in upper left) Click the hyperlink in the text that pops up in the "All 100 conversations on this page are selected. Select all 56,315 conversations in All Mail" Click the "...


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While this is a very old query, I have found a nifty way to work on it, thus posting it as a solution. There is a shortcut Alt+Shift+5 to toggle the strike-through. Select the text to strike through, click once Alt+Shift+5 the text is stroked, click once more the text is back to normal. For Mac: Cmd+Shift+x


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You are saying your label column looks like this and only shows the wording when you hover regardless of the width of the browser (no responsive web design causing it to collapse). Take a look at the hamburger menu (with a hover tip that says "Main Menu"). It is really just a toggle to pin or hide the text on the sidebar. Not actually a traditional menu. A ...


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Ever since the recent Google Calendar changes, I've found this updated filter to work best. As a search: subject:("invitation" OR "accepted" OR "rejected" OR "updated" OR "canceled event" OR "declined" OR "proposed") when where calendar who organizer As a filter: From: To: Subject: ...


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I have forgotten my password, but my browser remembers it If your browser remembers your password (that is, the password field is automatically populated when you log in to your Google account, and you're able to log in), you should be able to retrieve your password through your browser's password manager. See the instructions for your browser: Google ...


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I happened to need this feature to "reference" an old email with my colleagues. And I managed to do this with "rfc822msgid:" search operator. Copy the Message-ID from the header of the message you want to reference, then search for it. For example, the Message-ID is abcdefg@example.com and you can search for rfc822msgid:abcdefg@example.com in the Gmail ...


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https://mail.google.com/mail/u/?authuser=user@gmail.com Seems to work quite fine for me.


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go to https://script.google.com and create a new Google Apps Script select the "Create script for Gmail" option this will create a script project this will create a script called Code.gs this will create sample functions, one them named processInbox save the project customize the script and test it until you are satisfied find the "custom project's ...


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To my surprise, the solution to me was using the vertical bar | between emails instead of the comma , in the TO filed during filter creation. Example: name1@domain.com | name2@domain.com | name3@domain.com` The search box would look like: to:(name1@domain.com | name2@domain.com | name3@domain.com) I got a popup message from Gmail saying that using ...


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Make sure you go to google.com not google.ext (where ext is from your country). From there log out from all listed accounts, and on the login windows, choose log in with other account. This should give you this: If you don't see the above at this point even, clear your browsercache, temporary internet files and cookies. Then try again.


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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 recently changed its policy. Now it does not permit anymore to use the Gmail SMTP server to send email on behalf of another domain. This is to avoid spammers and enforce some security policy. So, if you have an address aaa@bbb.com you also must have an SMTP server for bbb.com (e.g. smtp.bbb.com) and an account on that SMTP server. If you have those, ...


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Not in general, no. The Gmail search functionality works based on what I would describe as tokens. A token is any sequence of alphanumeric characters separated by a space or by other non-alphanumeric characters such as underscore, full stop (period), "@", dash, etc.. So in peter.ford23@example.com there are 4 tokens: "peter", "ford23", "example" and "com"....


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All Mail includes all the mail. Click on the All Mail button on the side bar. Right next to the < > buttons you should see a link 1-100 of xx,xxx → click on the link. The drop down should give you two choices: newest and oldest; select oldest. You should now be on the last page. Note: if the All Mail label isn't on the sidebar, it can be added via: Gear ...


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Searching for "label:snoozed" lists Inbox snoozed emails in Gmail. But snoozed does not seem to behave like any normal label in gmail as you can not apply it other emails.


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Indefinitely. The only messages that Gmail automatically removes are those in Trash and Spam. Those are removed after they're there for 30 days.


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I figured out how to get a filter to keep chat logs from appearing in the inbox. Create a filter with the following logic in the "Has the words" section: is:chats Anything matching this filter should "Skip the inbox" as its action. Problem solved!


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The category filter now knows how to filter the "Primary" inbox, so you can use in:inbox category:primary Or, to show just unread messages in the "Primary inbox": in:inbox category:primary is:unread Earlier answer: Doesn't look like the "category" filter knows how to filter to the "Primary" inbox, but you can do it by excluding the other categories ...


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For those looking to filter all calendar proposals (no updates) from:(-me) {filename:vcs filename:ics} has:attachment


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If you search for the following, only the archived emails should show up in the list: -in:Sent -in:Chat -in:Draft -in:Inbox As dzilbers pointed out, if you have "group messages by conversation" enabled in your settings, some emails with those labels may still show up in the results if one of the messages in the conversation is archived. You will still have ...


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This is where the power of Google Apps Script kicks in. If you paste the following script in a new Google Spreadsheet (Tools, Script editor, press the bug icon to authenticate the script), then new sheets will be automatically created based on the number of labels present. After that, the e-mail addresses will be added. function getEmails() { // set ...


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Ironically, the Gmail client for Android displays them beautifully. So if you have an Android phone, just open the email there—and you don't even have to forward it. ;)


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