Using OR statements in Gmail filtersgmail

Creating filters in Gmail is a great way to help manage and achieve a tidy inbox.

You can create a filter to perform useful operations such as categorising or deleting emails automatically.

Using an OR statement in a filter is sometimes a must. Any aficionado should have this in their tech toolbox!

Syntax Example

Use (condition) **|** (another)


A good example of where I used a OR statement is filtering JIRA updates to automatically go to a special folder. The filter looked something like:

from:( (person updated an issue) | (person created an issue) | (person assigned an issue)

The above filter will only apply to emails from containing the text either (person updated an issue) or (person created an issue) or (person assigned an issue)