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Questions specifically about the search functions of Gmail, the email service from Google.

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Filter Gmail Updates folder

Spent a couple of hours sorting out my mailbox in MS Outlook. Emptied the bin/deleted folder, cleared sent items etc. Log onto gmail.com and noticed my storage is exactly the same. Checked all the ...
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where are my emails of 2004-7? [duplicate]

How can I find email older than 10 years in Gmail? I need my messages since the beginning; I guess 2003 or 2004. I see only since 2007!
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How do I limit search to a folder in Gmail?

In my Gmail, I want to search a keyword that appears only in a specific folder. Currently, it displays results from all folders.
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Better Gmail keyword search

The current Gmail keyword search is very inefficient. I usually get several threads which allegedly contain my keyword and then have to search each of these (long) threads to see if they are relevant. ...
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How can I take action on incoming Gmail emails (via a saved filter) that do not include a plus sign in the to line?

I use email aliases for my email account to design incoming email filters for mail sent to me from different sources, for example: me+newsletter@gmail.com me+bills@gmail.com me@gmail.com It's easy ...
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How can I filter Gmail emails that do not include a plus sign in the to line?

I use email aliases for my email account to design filters sent to me from different sources, for example: me+newsletter@gmail.com me+bills@gmail.com me@gmail.com It's easy for me to set up filters ...
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Gmail search only recognizes whole word?

I've lots of emails in my spam with the title "Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender"(My site was hacked and is sending out trash mails that got bounced back to my Gmail). While I was trying to inspect ...
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How to save Gmail search query with operators

When I copy the following text into Gmail's search bar it properly parses the data into the from and subject fields. from:(bestellbestaetigung@amazon.de) subject:(Your Amazon.de order) However, when ...
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How to sort Gmail by date?

This question may sound like a really stupid one or a duplicate, especially if you haven't used Gmail recently… How do I sort my mail by date? The attached screenshot shows and confirms that mail is ...
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How to use complex filtering queries in Gmail?

I am playing with different/complex filtering queries/string in Gmail. I found this answer (to my own question): after:1552896000 before:1552924800 And I was able to use it without any problems, i....
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How do I move a large group of emails from a “searched” group to a specific folder I have previously created?

The easiest way, which was 1. to search for your emails 2. select the emails you would like to move and then 3. hover over the folder button with the down arrow on it, has been removed. Now you must ...
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Filter all email using plus addressing

I am looking for a way in gmail (technically google apps for business I think) to filter all email which is delivered to an address using plus addressing. I want to tag all email to firstname.lastname@...
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Gmail Search issues

I tried to locate a message based on a job number within, but will not find it. I can manually find the email. - When I try another job number it works. The only difference is the size of the ...
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Sort/Group Gmail messages by most number of email per domain

I am trying to declutter my Gmail inbox. I have 10K's of email, I think a big chunk of them are newsletter I never open. I want to bulk delete them. Is it possible to group them by domain, sorted by ...
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How can 2 people use the same Gmail account and filter incoming e-mails for each user considering Labels are applied per message?

So this one is a serious head-scratcher that is proving much more difficult to resolve than at first glance. I have a Client that runs a small business. They are a husband and wife team and use ...
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Gmail Search Operator for general “today”

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 ...
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Disable Gmail's highlighting of the search query in the email's body

Sometimes I search for an old email in Gmail for the purpose of taking a screenshot, but I would like to remove the yellow highlighting that is added to every match of the search query: Can I disable ...
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Search 'in:inbox is:read' does not work?

I want to move first on read messages in my inbox then go to my unread messages. I tried to use: in:inbox is:read but is give me wrong results. I also tried this way in:inbox {NOT is:unread} But I got ...
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Gmail email search filter is not working correctly

I entered promotions after: 2016/01/15 before: 2017/09/01 in the selection box and clicked the select icon. Gmail shows no messages. But if I display mails from the promotion tab with no selection, ...
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Is it possible to search Gmail for messages sent after working hours?

For instance, I'm looking for messages that arrived between 5PM and 10PM from a range of dates, February to August. How can I easily search for them?
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Find a Gmail attachment by size

I am searching a mailbox for the mail that first brought a specific attachment. Since the original mail, the attachment has been saved to associated Google Drive and likely been renamed too. Since it ...
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How do I search in Gmail such that email address is also included?

I searched for a car hire email in Google's Gmail, knowing the name of the company I had used. However, frustratingly, the email booking included a lot of images with their name, but the only text ...
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How to search text only in email body and not on quoted text?

I need to find a specific term that was mentioned in an email, however, the normal search for that term return all emails in the conversations because they quoted the previous ones, and it's very hard ...
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Search for invitations where I have not responded

Is there any way in Gmail to search for invitations (calendar invites) I have received where I have not responded / RSVP'd?
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How do I efficiently move a searched set of Gmail conversations into another label?

I have searched my emails, let say From: Joe.bloggs I have a list of results I highlight some mails I want to press "v" which allows me to type a label to move them to However that shortcut doesn't ...
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Gmail Search for Special Characters [duplicate]

For a while now I've been using the "+" notation when signing up for things using my gmail account. What I mean by that is, for Charter, for example, I would sign up as myusername+charter@gmail.com so ...
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Filter email based on Gmail plus operator, with wildcard

Due to some programming integration tests I've setup to run often, I'm receiving emails to my gmail with a plus address like so: matt+unittest_1 matt+unittest_2 matt+unittest_3 etc. I would like ...
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Search for a sender on Gmail

I am on Gmail and would like to know how to search for a particular email sender so l can then review all messages over time from that sender.
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Search for messages with a certain label and without another [duplicate]

In Gmail, I want to search (not filter) messages which have a certain label label-a AND do not have another label label-b. For instance, given those messages: M1 : label-a M2 : label-a label-b M3 : ...
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Gmail search sometimes fails when text looks like a date

I have come across a rather strange situation. I use Google Apps for Education at work. I have an account that essentially works as a ticketing system for certain types of requests. I use a coding ...
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Why does Gmail search fail on this message

This test message in Gmail: is correctly found by a search for "Length is 7403": but incorrectly not found by a search for "Length is 7418" The message body message is 85,075 bytes long and the ...
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Why can't Gmail accurately calculate the total count for my search?

Does anyone know the reason that Gmail doesn't accurately show the total results when paging through search results? In other words, here is a recent set of results I saw while paging: 1-50 of many ...
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How to search Gmail for messages sent TO a specific person, that they never replied back?

I have over 15GB of emails. I have one employee that requires hard proof in order to understand a concern. Otherwise this person gets very defensive. I hope to avoid this by showing the insane number ...
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Gmail inbox, all messages archived by mistake

I woke up this morning to an empty Gmail inbox, all of the messages (about 90 or so) were archived except for a few emails that came in overnight. Is there a way to restore the state of my inbox as of ...
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Gmail search for unstarred emails in a label

Have tried multiple way and none of them has worked, Used : in:Test -is:starred and -is:starred in:TEST and other option, None of them worked, in:Test -is:starred has listed all started email in Test ...
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How can I find all those emails in the sent folder on Gmail, which have more than one recipient?

I would like to find all of the emails in my Gmail "sent" folder, which have more than one recipient (those where the bcc or cc field is not empty). How can I do this?
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How to use OR operator in Gmail

I have a huge list of senders who I would like to filter in Gmail. If you can help me figure this out, I can finally get over this headache. I've tried these queries. from:(David Kadavy OR Lloyed ...
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Search Gmail for emails without any CC recipients

I have an email address that should not receive email directly, and want to set up an auto-responder if an email is received without a CC included. Essentially, a search for: to:me@email.com cc:[...
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Search matching multiple distinct senders [duplicate]

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 alice@foo....
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How can I find email messages older than 10 years in Gmail?

As of today (Dec 28, 2015) I do not see any email in my gmail account older than 2006. How can I check older emails? I checked "All Mail" folder as well as other in my Gmail and none of them show ...
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How to search for a part of a word in Gmail? [duplicate]

I'm looking for something in Gmail like '3456jdjdsnfg'. It is there as I can find it with the exact phrase. But if I search for 3456 it doesn't find anything. Is there a way I can wildcard the search ...
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In Gmail, select threads which did not have any activity for a given time

Let's say John sent me an email 10 years ago, we kept answering on the same thread once a year and the last email was sent today. The the thread has emails from 2005,2006,... 2015. If I type ...
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Google Drive files not showing in Gmail search results (Apps search feature disappeared)

Some months ago I came here because when I searched for something in Gmail I only got email messages as the search results; my Google Drive files were not showing in the search results. I found out ...
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How to remove contact from appearing in Gmail search

When I am trying to search for an email address in Gmail, let's say starting with 'a', it always shows me a particular email account which was in my contact list a long time ago. Even after deleting ...
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How to find an email message in Gmail when it's from a name that has last name placed first (Last, First)

Let's say I want to find "John Mills" in Gmail. When I type in john into the contacts, John Mills' email doesn't come up because it's saved as "Mills, John". Because Gmail has stored a large number of ...
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How to search for email of a particular date from years ago in Gmail

There are similar questions and several answers. I tried to follow the methods provided in the answers. They did not work. So I am going to ask it again with more specifics. I only knew the date of ...
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Searching Gmail messages while excluding the reply history?

I have a business conversation going on and I'm trying to find a particular message I'm sure was part of it. Let's say it includes the term "widget". But the problem is there were (for example) 3 ...
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How can I search for a specific e-mail without flipping through every page each time?

I tried to search for such a question on this website but did not find anything really concerning to my real question. So, I have got Gmail and I have a lot of e-mails. There are like 4000 or ...
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How do I search in Gmail by specific number of people?

When I do from: a@gmail.com to: b@gmail.com in Gmail, I only want to see the results that involve 1 on 1 mails from a to b. If c@gmail.com is also part of "to" address, the mail should be ignored. Is ...
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Google Drive files not showing in Gmail search results

Since today, I don't know why because I didn't change anything, if I search for something in Gmail I only get emails as the search results, my Google Drive files are not showing in the search results, ...