Questions tagged [gmail-search]

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

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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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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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How do I get rid of this weird search suggestion in the Gmail app?

I was searching the term gift card in the Gmail app, and it suggests this "sexualgoddess@clean-veri.com" for some reason. It must be in my Google history somewhere but I can't find it. ...
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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 to create a filter with bcc or cc

When I create a filter in gmail I can enter values for the from and to field like this: However, I can't add any value for cc or bcc. I need to create a filter where bcc is from example@mail.com . ...
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How to search in Gmail from a link of an email address in Google Sheet?

I'm creating a spreadsheet for customers and I'd like to be able to view email conversations I've had with them a little more efficiently. Right now I find the email address in the spreadsheet and ...
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Search for email by language in Gmail

About 10 years ago, Gmail offered a way to search for email by language with the lang operator. Sadly, this doesn't appear to be the case any longer. However, Gmail offers to translate any messages it ...
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How do I link to a specific gmail search, google document etc on the correct google apps domain?

I want to provide links to specific GMail folders, GMail messages, Google Drive items etc on a company webpage. Users may have multiple Google accounts and it is not guaranteed that their primary / ...
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Search on via field in GMail

Is there a way to search the via part of a from address in GMail? I'm trying to set up a filter which finds the following message that comes from: no-reply@another-company.com via my-company-domain....
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Google Sheets to Gmail Search

Basically I store order data in a google sheet. The Rows are in numerical order corresponding to the order number, is there a way to link clicking on the order number to a gmail search result? ...
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Advanced Gmail query - combine conditions

I'm not that comfortable with search operators in Gmail yet. So I hope my question is not annoying. I'm looking for a way to combine Gmail's search operators. I have a list of keywords I'd like to ...
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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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How to search for dangerous messages on GMail?

I am using a filter to prevent mails from getting moved to the spam folder, because I want to see them. As a consequence some mails are correctly prefaced with: This message was not sent to Spam ...
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Search in Gmail - How to search the mails without reply?

I'd like to do a search in my Gmail to find out the mails that I sent without reply. I tried this, but it doesn't work: label:sent -has:reply it seems that the 'has' operator only accept :...
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Search for messages that used to have Notes label (from me/no recipient)

My Notes label got removed and all the notes I had in gmail (synced to Notes app in iphone and Mac) disappeared.. they're still there, they just are almost impossible to find. Looking at the message ...
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Apply Gmail filters to sublabels only

I'm migrating my email to Gmail and I'm trying to apply filters as follows. Me.com - Me - Job Promos - Education I would like to filter out certain @ domains and stick them into either Job ...
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How to find file in long gmail conversation?

I have a Gmail conversation containing 100+ messages, and I want to find a file that was shared in one of those messages. I don't know which one, and don't want to manually search through them. Is ...
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How can I fix Gmail URL search queries being extremely slow compared to regular searches?

When I use Gmail search the regular way, by loading the main Gmail website and then typing a query into the search box at the top, the whole process takes at most a few seconds of loading, ...
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Gmail exact phrase search returns partial results

Searching for an exact phrase like "CODE-31" returns results for "CODE" and for "31". I thought this was an issue with the hyphen, but the same happes with "good will". It returns results with "good" ...
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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 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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Wildcard search in Gmail

Is wildcard search possible in Gmail?
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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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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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How can I sort emails in Gmail by size?

Google has started to warn me that I am almost out of space in my Gmail account. How can I sort my messages by size to identify any expendable large emails in my account?
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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 ...
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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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Searching for messages in Gmail sent by myself to myself

When sending email in Gmail, the last message in the mail is sometimes sent by me. I hit the reply button, meaning to send the email to everyone else, but the email ends up being addressed only to ...
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Archive all messages in Gmail bearing the same label

I started using Gmail to read a high-traffic mailing list, and my inbox is swamped with these messages. I've successfully tagged all the messages with the same label ("Busy") and have a filter that ...
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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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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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How to sort emails when searching in Gmail and how to sort messages by “Unread”?

Sometimes I am searching for messages from a specific sender and when I get the results and select all messages I cannot move them to "Folders". I can only move them to "Labels" which is not what I ...
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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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How can I only search the Primary inbox in Gmail?

With the new Gmail inbox, I've gotten into the habit of ignoring everything that's not in the Primary inbox. I don't care about anything that's in any of the other inboxes (inboxen?). When I search ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Using filters to delete all messages that match [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I perform the same action on all results of a label/search in Gmail? In Gmail, I have a bunch of messages under a label that I want to delete (basically all the "...
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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 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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Whole word search in Gmail

I´m trying to find the string 0 in Gmail. When I try searching for 0, Gmail shows me emails with strings like 0.049 but I am not interested in them. I am interested in emails that contein a zero ...
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Search for special characters like “!” in Gmail subject

Does anyone know if in Gmail you can search all messages that have an exclamation mark in the subject? I would like to create a filter that adds a red ! label to the messages that have an exclamation ...
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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 ...