Just for fun I wanted to know how many emails a friend has sent me over the years (in gmail). I tried doing a search but it the total only shows
x to y of z where z is just an estimate.
I then tried to go the very last page (modified querystring) but realized Z is just number of conversations, which is not a true count of individual emails sent.
I then tried creating a filter to see if that would give a more precise number, but it is the same.
So the question: is there any built-in way in gmail to find a real total of how many emails a user has sent? My guess is the only way to get this is to import the email into a desktop app and user its counting mechanism.