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  1. boatman

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    I feel silly asking this but can't figure it out. I use my gmail account specifically to get messages from a google groups boating forum. I have a work account w outlook and I use k-9 on my phone for that.

    I know that google doesn't have folders, but labels. I created a label 'xyz' for all email coming from that google group. My question is, how do i not have all these items show in my inbox?

    In outlook, i can set up a rule that all email coming from abc@xyz.com goes into the xyz folder, and doesn't clutter my inbox.

    How do I do this in gmail. I have all my email messages showing that they belong to xyz label, so my rule is working, but I want them not showing in my inbox.

    Thanks for the help!
     

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    from what I understand, that's not possible. That's a big gripe that people have using the label system instead of the folders.

    I never have bothered using the labels, cause what's the point, I'm looking at all my emails anyway!
     
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    When you add a label to an email, you have the option of deleting the "label" called "inbox" from that email So in essence, it's like moving the email to a folder and out of your inbox.

    But you're right, the "labels" thing is clumsy, especially since the rest of the civilized world just uses "folders" and accepts it.
     
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    OK. so specifically, I have about 2k messages from this forum I subscribe to, and another 200 general messages. They are interspersed. The messages from the forum all have a label. How can I somehow select these messages all at once to archive them? I can see how to do it manually, but that will take forever. Thanks for any advice.
     

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