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, txt.voice.google.com, etc.

I know I can manually exclude all of those with -{from:plus.google.com from:txt.voice.google.com}, but the list of subdomains is quite long (and I don't really know the full list).

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    Did you try from:"@google.com" ?
    – BrianAdkins
    Commented Feb 23, 2013 at 19:57
  • Yes, from:"@google.com" unfortunately works the same as from:@google.com. It really seems like gmail is ignoring the @ sign.
    – studgeek
    Commented Feb 24, 2013 at 16:10

1 Answer 1


What you can use is a Google Script that does regex match with the TO field to find emails with an exact domain in the address:

function myFunction() {

  var label = GmailApp.getUserLabelByName("Google.com");
  if (!label) label = GmailApp.createLabel("Google.com");

  var threads = GmailApp.search("from:google.com");
  for (var t in threads) {
    var msg = threads[t].getMessages()[0];
    if (msg.getTo().match(/\@google\.com/)) {


Also see: Advanced Gmail Search with RegEx

  • I like the idea, and it eliminated txt.voice.google.com, but for some reason I still see plus.google.com. I've looked at the original message and it sures looks to me like your trick should work. The From line is From: "Google+" <[email protected]>
    – studgeek
    Commented Feb 24, 2013 at 16:07
  • PS, Thanks for your blog. It's helped me out in the past :).
    – studgeek
    Commented Feb 24, 2013 at 16:07
  • Actually, it doesn't seem to be working me at all now. It seems like the search engine ignores the periods.
    – studgeek
    Commented Mar 1, 2013 at 16:49
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    Unfortunately, I does not work. I've started a bounty, hoping for answers... Commented Aug 6, 2015 at 15:44
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    See my updated answer. Commented Aug 6, 2015 at 19:19

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