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

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How can I filter for email messages sent from any mailing list?

In GMail you can create a filter based on a single mailing list: list:(<some.mailing.list>) And also for multiple lists: list:({ <some.mailing.list> <another.mailing.list> }) But, ...
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delete all emails that are neither in the inbox nor sent items gmail

When trying to to search for such emails so I can delete them, I've tried -in:inbox -in:sent and also -in:inbox -from:me These queries look to be right from what I've read online, but they both ...
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Is it possible to search in gmail for specific message header content? [duplicate]

I know Gmail has expanded the list of search options to allow a search for specific message IDs; however, I have not discovered a way to search for specific message header content. For example, I want ...
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Gmail filters for "-in" not working as expected

I'm trying to filter my Gmail inbox for all messages that are not a part of a starred conversation. If I search just for -in:starred and start combing through the first few pages of results, ...
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Gmail filter not finding message containing partial string [duplicate]

I'm trying to filter emails from PayPal so that certain Notification of payment received messages get forwarded when the transaction's description field (in the message body) contains a specific ...
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Why does do similar queries return different email results in Gmail search? [duplicate]

Why does searching in Gmail for "from:([email protected] AND eats) OR [email protected] OR ([email protected] AND eats)" return results that match "from:([email protected] AND -eats)" ...
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Gmail search by filetype is failing

I am trying to filter gmail searches using filename[filetype] syntax, specifically for .zip and .jar files. When I try filetype:zip, for example, I am able to see exactly 6 results, which all include ....
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Need to sort/search by language in GMail [closed]

Because someone w/ the same name has used wrong email address, I constantly get spam emails in non-English languages. If I could sort/search them, I could bulk-delete/bulk-spam them to clear out my ...
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How to search/filter with keyword that match all given characters? [duplicate]

I want to create a filter to add a label to all emails that mention me in other apps like Jira, Bitbucket, etc. Based on Official Gmail Documentation, it says to search for an exact word or phrase ...
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Retrieve emails associated with account

I have some emails received from and sent to a specific email address that I deleted from my inbox. I now need access to them (and their attachments) but am surprisingly not seeing them in my Trash ...
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GMail wildcard searching

I am getting a lot of spam e-mail that would be easy to filter if I could figure out if GMail supports wildcards in searching and filtering. Alot of spam is addressed or CCd the same kind of e-mail ...
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How can I move archived emails to my inbox from a bulk-selected search result

With the intention of moving certain groups back after seeing the through the clutter, I archived all unread emails that had a user label (label:unread has:userlabels). But now, when I bulk-select the ...
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How can I filter for only emails sent by me with no recipients except myself in a gmail search if I also have myself autoBCCD on ALLof my sent emails?

This has been a bit of a doosy for me. I have my IOS devices set to auto-bcc myself on all of my sent emails so they populate in my inbox. Because of this, I began using the subject line of my emails ...
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How do I filter out emails which were not sent to me?

Somehow I've started getting a lot of spam messages that aren't actually sent to me. The to field will usually be a couple of AOL addresses. I would like to filter these out but can't make a universal ...
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Gmail search operators not returning expected results

I'm trying to filter out unread messages that are not in my inbox, and thought that -in:inbox in:unread should be sufficient. However, this is returning some (but not all) emails that are in my inbox....
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Automatically exclude certain emails from Gmail search?

I have a lot of emails from a certain person which I would like not to see in Gmail search results, and I'd prefer not to think about this person either. However, I don't want to delete these emails ...
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Is it possible to filter emails from addresses starting with something?

I deal with a public institution that sends emails from a variety of addresses such as [email protected], [email protected], etc. To my absolute dismay, when I type portaligi in my Gmail, ...
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How to filter emails by subject containing a word? [closed]

I want to filter all emails with subjects containing a word. So far I tried subject:(has: abc) but it doesn't work. It works for me in personal free account, but doesn't work in gsuite corporate ...
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Gmail Label Conversation that were initiated by me

I need to apply label on only those conversations that were started by me. In the image attached, those conversations having the words (representing senders' nicknames) "me, Mail 2" means ...
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Download Every Attachment from Gmail [duplicate]

So I've been working at a place for a while now and am quitting next week. I basically need to download every attachment from every email that has been sent or received. Is there any way to do so?
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Gmail bulk Emails manipulation

I am trying to deal with 600,000+ emails in inbox, my goal is to either delete or archive emails before 1/1/2021. Doing a search and select all search results and then delete or archive as most people ...
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Gmail Label Search for Parent Label (including all its children)

GMail has some great features, one of which is label tagging to organize your inbox. However, I have a situation where I stuff all "waste of time" emails that sometimes I peruse into the ...
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Create a Gmail filter to delete labelled messages from a conversation thread based on their age

I have a Gmail filter that applies a label ('OTPs') to certain incoming messages. They accumulate and I want to keep most for only a couple of days. I can eliminate them manually by performing a ...
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How to combine a Gmail search on senders using two different email ids

I have some email contacts who use two (or three) different email addresses. Sometimes contacts also change emails over time. This confuses things when I want to search for emails from them in my ...
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What exactly does the Gmail `list:` filter selector do?

I am moving some of my mailing list inboxes from a private system to Gmail where I want the list messages to go into separate "list inbox" folders, rather than the main inbox. I started by ...
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How to find an email containing (a specific part of) a URL? [duplicate]

I am asking what seems to be a simple question, but I can't figure it out. I have a link that points to https://example.com/someAwesomeEndpoint. In the email it's written as: "Click here". I ...
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Gmail Filters for email Alias

I use gmail workspace for my work, its not @gmail.com but it's [email protected] but we use it in google workspace, gmail, drive and all..Provided by the company.. We have lots of email aliases ...
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How to search Gmail for emails based on number of recipients

I've been given the task of searching our company emails for emails that were sent to 10+ recipients, to check for accidentally included mailing lists. I've checked all the documentation I can find ...
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Filter forwarded messages in Gmail for the previous sender

I am not able to access work email (Exchange) on my mobile phone due to corporate policy. Because of that I forward copies of those messages to my Gmail account. The forwarded messages are all ...
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Can you search Gmail messages by who was the delegate?

Gmail's Delegate and collaborate on email allows adding delegates who are able to access someone else's mail box and read, delete and send from there. It states: You can add up to 10 delegates. If ...
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How can I view archived messages in Gmail but filter by category?

I heavily rely on Gmail's category organization. Lately I've started archiving emails that I've looked at already to avoid clutter in my "primary" category. However I've run into a problem. ...
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Can't search drive files within Gmail anymore

I've noticed my queries using the search bar in Gmail don't return files in my Google Drive anymore. The files used to appear as a suggestion below the bar while I was typing. Is there a way to turn ...
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Anyway to search for an exact phrase that contains quotes?

I'm trying to search for a phrase containing quotes but as the quotes is what Gmail uses to delimit the exact phrase filter, it closes before it can. For instance I need to search for the exact phrase:...
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Is it possible to have Gmail index more mail to allow searching of older messages?

Search operators using dates are very limited to only about a year.
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Is it possible to search Gmail for grouped messages?

I have a number of automated processes that send email reports. One of these reports is sending duplicate messages, which get caught by the Gmail conversation grouping and stacked appropriately. To ...
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How to show all messages with any label in Gmail?

I want to see a list of all mail that has any label, including the inbox label. This is similar to the All Mail view, except All Mail also shows archived messages. I don't want to see the archived ...
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Sort Gmail *search results* oldest first [duplicate]

Mail can be sorted oldest to newest in Gmail by clicking on the email count and choosing Oldest. However, for search results, the sort order selections seem to be disabled: Is it possible to sort ...
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Gmail: Search for email based on name stored in contacts

I have at least one friend with a Gmail address associated with a fake name. In my contacts list, I have the correct name associated with the email address. I can then type this person's name in the ...
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How do I get rid of this weird search suggestion in the Gmail app? [closed]

I was searching the term gift card in the Gmail app, and it suggests this "[email protected]" for some reason. It must be in my Google history somewhere but I can't find it. ...
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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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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: [email protected] via my-company-domain....
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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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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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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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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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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: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] 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: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] 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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