Aug 26 2013

How to create a gmail filter for a google contact group.

It is totally amazing that Google gmail does not support this out of the box. But the following will work, especially for a fairly static group.

  1. Start gmail.
  2. Compose a new email.
  3. In the TO box type the name of your gmail contact group. It should expand to show all the members.
  4. Do CTRL-A to select all of the members in the TO box.
  5. Do CTRL-C to copy them to the clipboard.
  6. Browse to here…
  7. On the web page, step 4, click in the convert textblock.
  8. Do CTRL-V to paste in your contacts from the clipboard.
  9. Click the [Convert] button.
  10. Click in the output textbox and do CTRL-A/CTRL-C to copy the results to the clipboard.
  11. Back in GMail, go to your settings page and click on Filters.
  12. Create a new Filter and in the FROM box paste in your results.
  13. Finish creating the filter (not covered here).