Fortunately, all their forwarded messages have "Fw:" in the subject. Fortunately, setting up a filter in Gmail from just one of these forwards is easy.
Filter Similar Messages in Gmail
To set up a new rule for email similar to the one you're viewing in Gmail:
- Open a message like the ones you like Gmail to filter automatically.
- Click More actions.
- Select Filter messages like these from the menu.
- Adjust the filter criteria:
- If you want to filter messages from the same sender, you're all set.
- To filter messages to a mailing list, or one of your addresses, enter it in the To: line.
- Use the Subject: field for words and phrases in the subject.
- Use Has the words: and Doesn't have to look for or exclude words or phrases in the message body.
- Use quotation marks ("key phrase") to match entire phrases.
- Use '|' or "OR" to make the rule match one or the other. "email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org" will filter messages from either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Click a desired message in the search results to view it and copy search criteria such as a specific email address, subject or body text. Make sure you use Test Search before to preserve any changes you have made to the filter criteria.
- Use the Test Search button to verify your criteria do match the desired messages.
- Click Next Step ››.
- Specify the desired filter actions.
- Optionally, check Also apply filter to x conversation(s) below. to have the filter actions immediately taken for existing messages. Future messages will be filtered automatically, of course.
- Click Create Filter.