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I know I can see which messages have attachments by the 'paper-clip' icon, but I need to find messages from a certain sender that have attachments. Is there a way to do this?

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up vote 13 down vote accepted
  • has:attachment — show mails which have an attachment
  • filename:xyz — search for attachments based on type or name
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Also, for reference: mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=7190 – tbeseda Jun 30 '10 at 21:40
Is there also a way to search for attachments of a certain size or name? – LBushkin Jun 30 '10 at 21:40
The filename: parameter will search for a filename, as far as I am aware there is no way of searching by size. – nobody Jun 30 '10 at 21:43
You can search for multiple filenames all at once too. For example, I have a "Video Attachments" quick link that searches for "filename:{asf asx avi divx flv m4v mkv mov mp4 mpeg mpg ogm wmv}". – Matthew Crumley Jun 30 '10 at 21:52

If you click on the "Show Search Options" link to the right of the search input fields you are able to specify additional parameters for your search, which include "has attachment" and "from" a specific sender.

If you prefer manually typing your queries, from:(x@y.com) has:attachment will produce the same results.

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Type "has:attachment" in the search field. If you need to find attachments often, you can click the "Add a Quick Link" button in the "Quick Link" section of the side bar when you are viewing the search results.

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Install Pimp My Gmail – it’s an amazing Greasemonkey script that is compatible with Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera. It helps you to quickly see the icon representing the attached file extension in front of the Email subject and hovering the icon will let you know the full name of the attached file.

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Is that script downloadable at your website or one of your products, or is that a signature-spam line? – mfg Mar 3 '11 at 13:29

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Are you affiliated to MetisMe? – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Dec 12 '13 at 8:13
@JacobJanTuinstra It sure looks like it from the email address in the answer. – Alex Dec 12 '13 at 9:08
@Alex tldr. Thanks for clearing though. – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Dec 12 '13 at 9:15

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