Why import of my gmail filters is silently failing?

by Mateusz Konieczny   Last Updated October 17, 2018 19:03 PM

Import of Gmail filters started to silently fail and I am looking for way to fix that. I am using an option on https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?hl=pl&shva=1#settings/filters („Import filters”, „Browse” button to select file „Open file” to open the file, „Create filters” to create filters.

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In the past it caused all my filters to appear in order in Gmail filters. Nowadays only random subset of my filters appears in random order is imported. In addition Gmail is not reporting problems during upload process.

Hopefully it is not caused by problem with my setup, I tried on a completely different laptop and still 62 filters from 779 silently failed. What worse, some my filter rely on a specifi processing order, and after import order is no longer kept.

In the past it worked correctly. I thought that the problem was caused by ever-increasing number of filters. But I tried importing smaller group of them – that some time ago worked perfectly – and some filters still failed to appear.

Is there a way to upload large number of gmail filters (for example 1000) with all of them appearing in the same order as specified in the xml file? Or at least get an error message once something goes wrong?

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After import I sometimes get yellow box with error #102 leading to https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7036382 that recommends to check

So what I can do to at least get an useful error?



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