Is there any way to stop the Gmail app from popping up a notification if you get an email from a specific sender?

My specific case is that I get a lot of emails from a careers site that I'm not usually interested in reading immediately so don't need to be notified about them. There's a related question on the site but this is asking for the opposite.

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From the Gmail web interface, create a rule to give it a label of your choice and skip the inbox. Then, from the Gmail Android app, change the settings for that label to not notify you.

In more detail, the first part is:

  • Log into Gmail in a browser, and click the settings button (gear icon).
  • Click the Filters tab, then Create a new filter at the bottom.
  • Set the settings for the filter: in this case, use the From field.
  • Click the search button (magnifying glass) to check your filter, or go straight to Create a filter with this search.
  • Put a tick in the Skip the inbox (Archive it) checkbox, and another in Apply the label and choose the label you want or create a new one from the drop-down.
  • Click Create filter.

Then, starting from the main screen (folder view) of the Gmail app:

  • Click the overflow menu (three dots in the top-right)
  • Choose Manage labels
  • Choose the label you just set in the filter
  • Make sure Label notifications is turned off.
  • I've done the first bit but the label hasn't appeared on the Gmail app yet (~5 minutes later). I'm assuming it just hasn't synced yet, I'll try again later and accept if it works. Thanks.
    – Peanut
    May 10, 2013 at 17:14
  • It still hasn't updated, any idea? Here's the image of my 'Manage Labels' in the app to show what's there: imgur.com/vM5y5zp
    – Peanut
    May 11, 2013 at 11:04
  • I'm sure why the label isn't syncing yet. If you look in the web interface, are there any mails with this label yet? Maybe it only shows up when the label is used. If that doesn't help, ask a new question. More people will see it, and someone else might have had the same problem.
    – Dan Hulme
    May 11, 2013 at 11:34
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    I would like to control label notifications without having to skip the inbox. (I want these emails in my inbox, just without notifications, as I was able to do with Inbox's "bundles" concept.) Sep 28, 2018 at 8:30

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