Is it possible to do partial word searches in Gmail? For example, if I wanted to search for an email from Johndoe@gmail.com can I search for
At least there's a workaround if you need to find an email where you only remember part of a word to search for. (BTW, this happens often to me.)
Import the set of email messages that you want to search in Mozilla Thunderbird. Install the ImportExportTools add-on and use it to export the messages locally to a searchable text format. Now use a tool such as Notepad++ to search. Such programs can easily make partial word searches in collections of files.