Search on via field in GMail

Is there a way to search the via part of a from address in GMail?

I’m trying to set up a filter which finds the following message that comes from: via

When I search for from:my-company-domain the message isn’t found. Is there a way to find it based on the value show as the via address?

Gmail: Sort conversations based on number of emails involved

When the conversation view in Gmail is turned on

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emails of the same topic are grouped together and there is a number next to the sender indicating the number of emails this conversation includes like in the picture

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I would like to sort my conversations based on this number. And I would like to avoid doing that using the Gmail API.

javascript – How do I change the font colour with keyboard shortcut in Gmail compose?

I often email responses inline to questions. In order to differentiate my response, I like to give them a colour.
This is quite onerous in Gmail, with about 3 clicks to get a colour applied.
I would love a keyboard shortcut or browser bar on click Javascript hack to do this… so question is, how to figure this out.

Javascript edit the HTML by adding the tag around the selected words
<font color="#ff9900">The words to be changed</font>

Maybe using the .wrap() function – but difficult to work out the selector for some selected text

Track the Gmail function that fires when the colour is selected in the Text Styling menu
– who to track a function in Javascript? Hmmm stuck too. Then setting it off with a keyboard shortcut somehow?

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Would love some help here. I am sure others would benefit from this hack too.

Instagram gmail – Web Applications Stack Exchange

In 2015, I created an Instagram account with my Gmail, later changed the original Gmail with my new Gmail on Instagram, and permanently deleted the old Gmail! Now, five years, Instagram wants me to enter the verification code that sent to my old and deleted Gmail to I can log in to my account, but that Gmail account will not be restored and I can’t even use that Gmail username to Make use of another Gmail, have I lost access to my Instagram account ???

Deleting inbox email in gmail results in delete of reply

When I do a reply and hit send in gmail, I sometimes will subsequently hit delete to delete the present email. But I have found that gmail will then subsequently delete the reply email in the Sent folder.

Which has me wondering:

  • Did the reply get sent out?
  • Can this behaviour be modified? Like, can the sent message be retained in Sent.

How do I link to a specific gmail search, google document etc on the correct google apps domain?

I want to provide links to specific GMail folders, GMail messages, Google Drive items etc on a company webpage.

Users may have multiple Google accounts and it is not guaranteed that their primary / default account is the company account.

You’d expect this to be trivial and well documented, but … not so much. Google multi-account support uses URLs with /u/2 (or similar) to differentiate users by login ordinal position in the current session. These links break if the user logs out of an account then back in and they cannot be shared correctly between users.

Google accounts have the seemingly undocumented feature of supporting /u? links which work but require a fully qualified user account. I could not find any documentation on it, nor any listing of supported paramters, and my guesses did not turn up any obvious “authdomain” type links that’d pick the currently logged in user matching the domain-part.

The redirect mechanism used by Google for subdomains does not appear to work for gmail links. You can’t take a link to and massage it into or variants I tried with /u? etc. You’ll get an error like

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR


This site can’t be reached unexpectedly closed the connection.


So all in all, it’s ghastly. Not to mention that GMail searches to specific messages or threads are already painful; you have to “view source” because you can’t customise the headers shown, then hand-concoct a rfc822msgid:THE_MSGID_HERE msgid search.

Am I missing some simple sane way to just send a link that’ll take the recipient to a specific label, mailbox, message ID, search, etc?

macos – Is there a way to get Apple mail to display like gmail?

This might be the wrong forum, but I’ll ask anyway.
I set up Apple mail and don’t like the display, compared to gmail (in Chrome/Safari).

I like the table layout where I don’t see any specific email content until I select the specific email.

Like this
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The closest I can come in Mac mail is this below, but it still shows each emails content.
I know I can slide the window up and down from dragging the dot in between, but that’s not what I want.

Is this possible in Mac mail?
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Dot to drag and resize the content window

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Why does gmail fail to apply the filters for imported emails?

I forward my emails from
(1) IEEE using an alias (
(2) AOL as imported via POP (

I use the filters to label incoming email.

I noticed that the filters I set up in gmail only work with the emails that were addressed as Cases (1) and (2) above do not activate the labeling filters as they arrive.

I tried modifying the filters to include the to: field for cases (1) and (2), but they also did not work.

Is there a way to make filters work with cases (1) and (2) above? Thanks in advance.

youtube – Why won’t Gmail allow me to change my profile picture?

I've tried many and multiple times to change my profile picture. all it says is, "Sorry, you can't change this photo for this account." It'll keep saying that over and over again. I hate my profile picture. I just wanted to change it because everyone in my online classes are making fun of me for having this profile pic. I've tried going through "About Me" and it just won't let me. I just want to change it and get out of this terrible bullying. Please, if you know how to do it, please notify me. Thank you.