How does one perform a search such that it matches multiple distinct senders in the sense that one may match emails from different senders. I.e. if you have received emails from the senders

[email protected]


[email protected]

what query would yield all emails from both alice and bob, regardless of whether or not they are joint recipients on an email or distinct senders?


2 Answers 2


You can use the following filter in your search bar:

from:([email protected] OR [email protected])

This way allows even more complicated queries with several levels of parenthesis using the logical and and or operators. The same would work with destination addresses, replacing the keyword from with to.


The solution is simple, using the ubiquitous "or" token ||, we get

alice || bob