Maybe I’m the only one with this problem but I thought I’d share if there are others.
I have a few email addresses that are all forwarded to my gmail address. I have a blog that produces a lot of email with a fair amount of it being bcc-ed to the blog email address. I want to filter all emails to that address to be filtered into their own folder. It took me a while to figure out how to do it, but here it is. It’s definitely a bit of a work-around, but it can be done.
So for this example, I have these email addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org (currently forwards to gmailaddress)
email@example.com (secret gmail account currently not used)
We want everything that goes to firstname.lastname@example.org to be filtered whether it’s bcc-ed or not.
Here’s what you do:
- Change your forwarding address for email@example.com from firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com.
- Log in to secondarygmailaddress and go to Settings->forwarding and set it to forward all your mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (‘something’ can be anything, but it should be unique).
- Go back to your gmailaddress account. Go to settings->filters and create a new filter. In “has the words” section put in “deliveredto:email@example.com” (without the quotes) and set it filter that mail into a new label. Have it skip the inbox if you’d like (that’s what I wanted in my case).
If you want it to filter only bcc-ed email (but not email to the address or cc-ed to it), change the last bit to “deliveredto:firstname.lastname@example.org -to:email@example.com -cc:firstname.lastname@example.org” (without the quotes).
Don’t use secondarygmailaddress for anything else. If you have mail sent there, you’ll start getting those in your filtered mailbox, too.