Questions tagged [gmail-search]

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

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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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Gmail does not display more than a couple from the same person when I search for them

In the past I can get all emails to and from a person when I type in the name of the person in the search field. Now only a couple most recent ones are displayed making it impossible to find older ...
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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, ...
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Add an artificial “label” in the Gmail label list?

Because I extensively use the new Inbox by Gmail, and it's feature to bundle certain emails in my inbox once a day/week, but I also still use the standard Gmail, I like to see what's really in my ...
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Gmail search query not returning all “Today's” mails for Primary label

Say today is 12/12/2014 and I want to search all mails for Today only in my Primary label in Inbox. I type this query in Gmail search bar: in: inbox -category:{social promotions updates forums} ...
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Is there a way to list messages in gmail by descending order of size? [duplicate]

I'd like to get my gmail space down. Logically the way to do it would be to start with the largest messages first. (Pareto chart reasoning - start with the things that give the largest benefit.) My ...
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Is it possible to query Gmail messages by timestamp?

Is it possible to search all Gmail messages within a range more granular than the day? For instance, could I search for all chat messages from 3pm to 5pm on October 4th? How would that look? Looking ...
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Searching Gmail for messages “from” or “to”

I need a search that finds all messages regarding a particular matter, including messages I sent to several people AND messages I received from several people; subject matter may vary, so I want to ...
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How to find the first mail of every contact within Gmail

I would like to find the first mail by every Gmail contact I got mails from. So the pseudo filter would be: get all mails group by from-address filter each group to show the first mail sort the ...
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Can you define “me” in Gmail search?

In Gmail you can search for e.g. to:me to find emails sent to you. From what I gather, this search finds emails sent to yourname@gmail.com, your.name@gmail.com, yourname+tag@gmail.com etc. But can you ...
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Exclude label from a Gmail search?

How can I exclude a given label from a search, effectively finding all the email that do not have that label applied? I've searched Google, SuperUser, and the Gmail Advanced search support page to no ...