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Cannot find own outgoing Hangouts chat messages in history via Gmail search

I have failed to find any of my very own outgoing Hangouts chat messages in history via Gmail search, whereas the search finds any of Hangouts chat messages of another participant of the very same ...
3
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0answers
75 views

Why does search in Google Mail not find some substrings but others work?

Today I saw a very strange behavior when searching in Google Mail. I was looking for an eMail which contained an IP: 192.168.100.150. I couldn't remember exactly what it was, but I knew the first ...
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1answer
100 views

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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2answers
55 views

How can I search for one label but not another?

What search query will return conversations that have the label Reading but not the label Ignore? I've tried using label:reading -label:ignore but Gmail still returns conversations that have the ...
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1answer
495 views

Searching for messages in Gmail sent by myself to myself

When sending email in Gmail, the last message in the mail is sometimes sent by me. I hit the reply button, meaning to send the email to everyone else, but the email ends up being addressed only to ...
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1answer
529 views

How to search/filter emails in gmail according to recipients? (TO:)

I know this "tutorial" https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7190 But when I use TO: operator (TO:myemail@myemail.com), I get also emails where is used myemail@myemail.com for cc or bcc.
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265 views

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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5answers
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How do I move a search-filtered set of emails into another folder?

I'm trying to clean up my gmail inbox which has become swamped. My first step is to unclutter it by breaking it up into folders of related mail. That will let me deal with incoming mail ...
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7answers
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How can I only search the Primary inbox in GMail?

With the new GMail inbox, I've gotten into the habit of ignoring everything that's not in the Primary inbox. I don't care about anything that's in any of the other inboxes (inboxen?). When I search ...
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1answer
429 views

Search GMail for e-mails with no tags (labels) (or just the `Inbox` tag)? [duplicate]

I try to put at least 1 tag on each e-mail that comes in, but sometimes I miss some. Is there any way to search for all untagged e-mails in Gmail (or all e-mails with just the Inbox tag)? Right now ...
2
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2answers
145 views

How can I search gmail for a windows activation key?

Somewhere lost in my gmail is a windows key. It's by itself in an email but I cannot find it. It's formated like so: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX If gmail supported regular expressions it would be ...
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2answers
6k views

How can I search for Gmail messages on a particular date?

I'm searching for a message on or about a particular date and rather than scrolling through my emails to go back about a year, I'd like to know a search method to only find emails from a particular ...
2
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1answer
173 views

Is it possible to exclude the email signatures when searching in GMail?

Currently I'm trying to search through my rather large email archive on GMail. Unfortunately the words I like to find also occur in almost any email footer as the signature text. While I understand ...
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1answer
268 views

Google Mail: advanced filtering of usernames in Search

The school I attend uses Google Apps for mail; using a set system for all student email addresses. The system is similar to this example: 11A[surname and initial]@domain.org Is there a way to use ...
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1answer
52 views

Searching Gmail for conversations created by some email

I know I can search Gmail using from:email (and many other helpful similar searches) but this will return all the conversations where email is the sender of one of the messages in the conversation. ...
2
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1answer
218 views

Why Searching Gmail Doesn't Return Results If Searched Not From Beginning?

For example, when searching with "quest" for content containing word "questions" starting from beginning of word, Gmail returns result: However if searching with "est", no results are being ...
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4answers
458 views

Choose which address of a gmail contact populates the 'To' field

I have a question similar to this one but slightly different. Some of my contacts have two mail address, an old one I shouldn't write to if I expect an answer and a new one. Now, I do not wish to ...
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1answer
649 views

Search by thread rather than email in Gmail

Gmail seems to have a flaw insofar as it acts as though tags apply only to the first email in a thread rather than to the whole thread (or to all emails in a thread). This means that if I send an ...
2
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2answers
310 views

In GMail, is there any way to search for “long” emails that I have written?

Over the years, I've written a number of long emails to folks in GMail, and in some of them I think there were some interesting ideas I'd like to go back and look at and possibly do something with. ...
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1answer
578 views

Search for messages from non-contacts in Gmail

I'd like to clean up my Gmail inbox and want to search for messages from people who are not in my contacts. Ideally it would be something like: -from:(is:contact) but is:contact isn't an actual ...
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0answers
47 views

Can I search for strings in email headers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to create a Gmail filter that works on arbitrary headers? Can I use Gmail search to search for a particular string in the header of an email message? Can ...
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3answers
324 views

Gmail: jump to all emails just after the one I searched for?

In Gmail, I go through all emails starting from the last one, and I make sure none of them needs answering. If I find one that needs answering, I answer it, but then I lose track of where it was in ...
3
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3answers
492 views

How do I search for unread mails with specific Google+ Circle in my Gmail?

I want to search for unread mails but with specific circle. Is it possible or I've to press next => next page and have to look it manually to find unread emails under specific Google+ circle - as ...
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2answers
664 views

Is it possible to do partial word searches in Gmail?

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 ndoe?
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1answer
4k views

Gmail: get a list of all conversations with one person across several e-mail addresses

Say there's a person in my contact list that uses several email addresses - eg 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 list ...
3
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1answer
66 views

Search in Gmail only threads with N responses

Can I search only threads with N responses in Gmail? Something like: query mails:5
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3answers
7k views

In Gmail, how can I find the oldest message from a person?

I want to find the first message that a specific person sent me, but I don't know when that was - except that it was ages ago. I know I can use the search operator from:janedoe but the result is ...
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2answers
613 views

Searching GMail for emails where I am one of many recipients

Is there a way I can perform a search in GMail which will return all emails where I have been listed as one of many email addresses in either the To: or CC: fields? Basically emails where I am not ...
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3answers
36k views

How to show all archived messages in Gmail?

How do we search for all our archived messages in Gmail? Non-archived messages should not be displayed, Only the archived messages should be shown.
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2answers
12k views

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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1answer
410 views

How to make the chat search box in Gmail to show mobile number or other details when viewing contacts profile?

To make phone calls (not using Google Voice/Softphone but normal phones) or see some other details like Company etc. of a person whose details are added in my Google Contacts, I generally use the chat ...
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2answers
1k views

Searching within Gmail's nested labels

Consider this setup in my Gmail inbox where I have 3 lists: mailing-lists/first-list mailing-lists/second-list mailing-lists/third-list If I want to search for all unread messages in any sub-label ...
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2answers
2k views

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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1answer
67 views

How to get the from address of each message in a gmail search result

I'm trying to get a list of email addresses based off of a gmail search result. My idea is this: Logon to gmail, perform search A Miracle Happens I have a list of the 'from' address for each email ...
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3answers
288 views

Whole word search in Gmail

I´m trying to find the string 0 in Gmail. When I try searching for 0, Gmail shows me emails with strings like 0.049 but I am not interested in them. I am interested in emails that contein a zero ...
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1answer
1k views

Searching GMail for messages without a particular label

I need to find, in GMail, a list of all my unread messages — which I can get via is:unread or label:unread or l:^u — which do not have the label "ZDNet." In other words, my requirement is ...
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1answer
114 views

Is there a way to keep gmail from inheriting the last search in the Google toolbar?

I don't know if it always did this, but it seems to have started recently. If I type a search in the Google toolbar, then later open up g-mail in the same browser instance, the gmail search box is ...
2
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2answers
611 views

View accurate search results count in Gmail

Is there way to view the search results returned in Gmail to an exact number? Let's say I have a friend, who knows this girl, who won't stop emailing him. He's filing for a restraining order, and he ...
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1answer
930 views

Is there a way to search only the “read” emails in Gmail?

Sometimes some mails that I need to search are mostly among those that I have read. Is there a way to perform this search in Gmail?
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1answer
60 views

How can I get gmail searching to cope with bad spelling?

When I search for a word in gmail, I wish to find emails that contain mis-spellings of that word, as well as finding email that contain the correct spelling of a mis-spelt search. The google web ...
3
votes
2answers
552 views

Is there a way to search labels based on stemming in Gmail?

Say I have the label Home/Family/Kids and Home/Family, is there any search expression that can match both of these with a single term? For example, I want to use a search query like ...
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8answers
27k views

Wildcard search in Gmail

Is wildcard search possible in Gmail?
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3answers
539 views

How to search GMail with negation

The application I maintain sends error emails to me, which contain a build number and a description of the failure. I want to be able to search for specific messages from specific builds but GMail ...
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10answers
11k views

How can I sort emails in Gmail by size?

Google have started to warn me that I am almost out of space in my Gmail account. How can I sort my messages by size to identify any expendable large emails in my account?
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1answer
107 views

How Would I Search Gmail for Specific Entries from Outside of Gmail?

I am trying to figure out a way to come up with a tool or a way to search a Gmail account (info@mydomain.com) for bug entries without being logged in to the Gmail account. Our software generates ...
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5answers
4k views

How do I find messages in GMail that have attachments?

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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4answers
198 views

How can I make my Gmail searches faster?

When I first signed up with Gmail, I was impressed by how fast I could search through my email. Now even simple single-keyword searches can take 5-10 seconds. Perhaps this is related to having over ...