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

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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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Search Gmail for messages without seeing my inbox

For a long time now, I've benefited from the ability to compose an email in gmail without seeing my inbox (I get distracted by my inbox so easily). Compose an email in Gmail without seeing my inbox ...
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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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Does Gmail offer a way to search messages' MIME content? [duplicate]

For example, I want to find all of the messages in my inbox where the Errors-To: header is equal to a specific value. Doesn't look like Gmail's search considers MIME content when searching. This ...
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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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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 ...