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Questions tagged [gmail-search]

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

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How to find a phone number in a Gmail message

Several weeks ago, don't remember when exactly, a colleague sent me his phone number by email. Now I cannot find this email. I tried to search for all messages by this colleague, but unfortulately, ...
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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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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 search in Google Mail not find some substrings but others work?

Today I saw a very strange behavior when searching in Google Mail. I was looking for an eMail which contained an IP: 192.168.100.150. I couldn't remember exactly what it was, but I knew the first ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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In Gmail, search for emails containing one specific label and any other label

Is it possible in Gmail to search for emails containing one specific label (i.e. New York), and any other label available. In other words, I need to exclude emails that contain only one label.
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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 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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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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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 ...