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Emails from Google Docs are sent from the personal email address rather than from noreply address.

So when I receive a notification about that somebody has shared a document with me, I see somebody@gmail.com address in the "From" line. However, these emails usually don't have any useful meaning and I want to filter them to a particular label for GMail notifications to move it away from Inbox. Since there is no filter parameter like "sent via" how can I do that?

To make it clear, I am interested in filtering incoming emails.

  • I just sent myself an e-mail through a spreadsheet, but I couldn't find it in the sent items.... – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Dec 19 '12 at 19:43
  • I'm writing about the mail from other people. It comes when they share something with me. – vprisivko Dec 19 '12 at 19:59
  • Are you talking about emailing collaborators, emailing the document as an attachment, or something else? – ale Dec 19 '12 at 20:03
  • Emailing collaborators. It is notification from Google Drive that somebody has shared a document with me. – vprisivko Dec 19 '12 at 20:37
  • Try searching for the following string in your mail box: IN:INBOX HAS DOCUMENTS. You can adjust the search and then you can select them all and archive them somewhere. – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Dec 20 '12 at 7:16
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All sent items from within Google Apps are signed like this:

example@example.com (Google Drive)

If you search for those items in the search field like this: enter image description here

you can either:

  1. Select them manually, to do what ever you want;
  2. Prior to searching, you can create a filter.
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    I tested this and it seems to work. – ale Dec 20 '12 at 13:38
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I'm now using the following query:

from:(docs.google.com OR drive-shares-noreply@google.com)

It seems to catch all incoming emails regarding shared Google Drive documents and comments on them.

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In case you got here while looking for an option to search Gmail for Google Docs, try:

to:me has:document - All mails sent to you which includes a Google Document.

Here's more Search operators you can use with Gmail

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