Does anyone know if there is a search operator for the current date?

I'm in the process of cleaning out a bloated email inbox and would like to be able to search for only the current days email without typing the date.

I assume there is a command for the current system date, but I can't see to find it.

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There's no "today" search operator, but you can filter to the last 24 hours with the newer_than operator.

in:inbox newer_than:1d

(Unfortunately "0d" doesn't work.)

That should work for what you want to do.

Source: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7190

  • Makes one wonder why isn't there, though? I use "newer_than:1d" myself, but it would be nice to have "today" be an operator - and it would be nice if it started at 00:00 (24 hour time) on the current day and not 24 hours prior to the moment you're looking at it. Would also be nice to have a "this week" which starts on Sunday (or Monday, depending on settings) at 00:00 rather than exactly 168 hours ago, and a this month, this year, etc.
    – Trashman
    Nov 15, 2022 at 14:44

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