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I have setup gmail push on my iPhone. Is there any way to exclude certain labels from being pushed? I get a lot of emails from mailing lists which I'd rather not be pushed to my phone.

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If you set the "Skip Inbox" action for a filter, the message will not be pushed to your iPhone (I have this setup for the same reason). I use the multiple inbox Labs feature with a pane set to show all unread (is:unread) so I can quickly see what is unread without having to open the label.

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The only real solution would be to create a filter that automatically forwards certain emails to another email address (say,, and set up as the email account on your iPhone. You would need to come up with some pretty nifty filters though...

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