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Just what the title says, how do I find the oldest email in Gmail? I know ho to find the oldest email from a specific person, but I’m interested in finding the oldest email, regardless of the sender or the label/folder it resides in at the moment. How can I do this without manually going through each label?

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All Mail includes all the mail.

  1. Click on the All Mail button on the side bar.
  2. Right next to the < > buttons you should see a link 1-100 of xx,xxx → click on the link.
  3. The drop down should give you two choices: newest and oldest; select oldest.
  4. You should now be on the last page.

Note: if the All Mail label isn't on the sidebar, it can be added via: GearSettingLabelsshow.

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I completely forgot about All Mail. Thanks! –  Alex Oct 17 '13 at 11:05

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