Questions specifically about the search functions of Gmail, the email service from Google.

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Searching Gmail messages while excluding the reply history?

I have a business conversation going on and I'm trying to find a particular message I'm sure was part of it. Let's say it includes the term "widget". But the problem is there were (for example) 3 ...
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How can I search for a specific e-mail without flipping through every page each time?

I tried to search for such a question on this website but did not find anything really concerning to my real question. So, I have got Gmail and I have a lot of e-mails. There are like 4000 or ...
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How do I search in Gmail by specific number of people?

When I do from: a@gmail.com to: b@gmail.com in Gmail, I only want to see the results that involve 1 on 1 mails from a to b. If c@gmail.com is also part of "to" address, the mail should be ignored. Is ...
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Google Drive files not showing in Gmail search results

Since today, I don't know why because I didn't change anything, if I search for something in Gmail I only get emails as the search results, my Google Drive files are not showing in the search results, ...
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Add an artificial “label” in the Gmail label list?

Because I extensively use the new Inbox by Gmail, and it's feature to bundle certain emails in my inbox once a day/week, but I also still use the standard Gmail, I like to see what's really in my ...
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Gmail search query not returning all “Today's” mails for Primary label

Say today is 12/12/2014 and I want to search all mails for Today only in my Primary label in Inbox. I type this query in Gmail search bar: in: inbox -category:{social promotions updates forums} ...
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GMAIL search history keeps reappearing after deletion

I would like to remove the search history in my Gmail inbox, to prevent search terms that I have searched for earlier appearing in the dropdown list in the search field. I KNOW that this issue has ...
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Is there a way to list messages in gmail by descending order of size? [duplicate]

I'd like to get my gmail space down. Logically the way to do it would be to start with the largest messages first. (Pareto chart reasoning - start with the things that give the largest benefit.) My ...
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Is it possible to query Gmail messages by timestamp?

Is it possible to search all Gmail messages within a range more granular than the day? For instance, could I search for all chat messages from 3pm to 5pm on October 4th? How would that look? Looking ...
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Searching Gmail for messages “from” or “to”

I need a search that finds all messages regarding a particular matter, including messages I sent to several people AND messages I received from several people; subject matter may vary, so I want to ...
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How to find the first mail of every contact within Gmail

I would like to find the first mail by every Gmail contact I got mails from. So the pseudo filter would be: get all mails group by from-address filter each group to show the first mail sort the ...
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Gmail account recovery by phone? [duplicate]

Hello My name is John Steel, last month my gmail account was hacked by some one in Canada and when I searched for help in Google there is one number that I found that completely recover my gmail ...
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Does Gmail treat emails sent through third-party apps differently?

I have a filter to catch email that I bcc to myself (in:inbox from:me -to:me -cc:me). This has worked fine when I've used third-party apps (such as Mailbox or iOS Mail). But yesterday when I bcc:ed ...
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Can you define “me” in Gmail search?

In Gmail you can search for e.g. to:me to find emails sent to you. From what I gather, this search finds emails sent to yourname@gmail.com, your.name@gmail.com, yourname+tag@gmail.com etc. But can you ...
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Exclude label from a Gmail search?

How can I exclude a given label from a search, effectively finding all the email that do not have that label applied? I've searched Google, SuperUser, and the Gmail Advanced search support page to no ...
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Any way to search for Gmail conversations where I sent the last message?

This is somewhat relevant to Manage un-replied GMail conversations, but I don't really need any sort of 'system' for followup—just a way to easily see the conversations in which I sent the last reply. ...
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Gmail search using exact search string

Doing a search via regular Gmail frontend in the browser, shows strange results. I want to search all mails from *@ebay.* My search: from:@ebay shows also emails sent from an ebay subdomain: ...
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How to filter empty drafts in Gmail?

I want to use Gmail's search to find all my empty replies or drafts (mostly because I quite frequency click in the reply text area and create a new draft without meaning to). To test this out I ...
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Searching for label:foo and -label:bar in Gmail

I am trying to delete a few thousand threads, more than I could do manually. When I search for label:github -label:dont_delete -to:me@example.com I see threads with the dont_delete label. Why? ...
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How can I search for an attachment by filename pattern?

As the title suggests, I can search like so: filename:{asf asx avi divx flv m4v mkv mov mp4 mpeg mpg ogm wmv} Or filename:example.pdf But I want to search on filename with regex. Something like: ...
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How to search/filter emails in Gmail according to recipients

I know this tutorial: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7190 But when I use the TO: operator (TO:myemail@myemail.com), I get also emails where is used myemail@myemail.com for CC or BCC.
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How to find the oldest email in Gmail

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 ...
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How to find a phone number in a Gmail message

Several weeks ago, don't remember when exactly, a colleague sent me his phone number by email. Now I cannot find this email. I tried to search for all messages by this colleague, but unfortulately, ...
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In Gmail, search for emails containing one specific label and any other label

Is it possible in Gmail to search for emails containing one specific label (i.e. New York), and any other label available. In other words, I need to exclude emails that contain only one label.
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Search Gmail for emails from specific address using single character wildcard

I have a Gmail account with my own person email address like myname@myemailid.com . This all works fine. Backed up in my Gmail account I had other email ids with other characters/names before the ...
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Is there a way to search/filter gmail emails by the absolute domain without subdomains (e.g. google.com, but not plus.google.com)

Is there a way to search/filter gmail emails by the absolute domain without subdomains? If just do a search/filter on from:@google.com it includes all subdomains like plus.google.com, ...
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Get a list of all Gmail conversations with one person across several e-mail addresses

Say there's a person in my contact list that uses several email addresses - e.g., john.doe@gmail.com and john@doe.com I list both addresses in his card at Gmail's contacts, but if I want to get a ...
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Gmail: Search for unlabeled emails [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I filter my Gmail messages that aren't labeled? It there a way to search just for emails that do not have any labels?
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How To Sort Emails When Searching In Gmail And How To Sort Messages By Unread?

Sometimes I am searching for messages from a specific sender and when I get the results and select all messages I cannot move them to "Folders". I can only move them to "Labels" which is not what I ...
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Archive all messages in Gmail bearing the same label

I started using Gmail to read a high-traffic mailing list, and my inbox is swamped with these messages. I've successfully tagged all the messages with the same label ("Busy") and have a filter that ...
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Search in Gmail - How to search the mails without reply?

I'd like to do a search in my Gmail to find out the mails that I sent without reply. I tried this, but it doesn't work: label:sent -has:reply it seems that the 'has' operator only accept ...
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How can I search for Gmail conversations that have more than one e-mail?

I previously used a service that sent me Slashdot articles as individual e-mails. All I had to do was give them the RSS url, and they handled the rest. On the Gmail side, I simply made a filter, ...
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How can I perform the same action on all results of a label/search in Gmail?

When I search, for example, "something label:somelabel" I get 1000 results paginated by 25 (my settings). 'Select all' selects only the 25 on the current page, I would like to delete all of them ...