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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Sort Gmail *search results* oldest first

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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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: no-reply@another-company.com via my-company-domain....
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to search ONLY INBOX by default?

I know that I can use in:inbox to search only emails in my inbox. I am migrating from Outlook and I find it extremely frustrating to constantly have to type "in:inbox". Is it possible so set ...
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How to create a custom Gmail email filter for mails for which you are a blind cc (bcc) recipient?

Is it currently possible, in Gmail, to create a filter for emails on which you are a blind carbon copy (bcc) recipient? If so, how does one do that? Note: There is this QA, but it is ambiguous, and ...
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Searching All Mail for “Mail thinks this message is Junk Mail”

I use Apple Mail with Gmail. For years I prevented Gmail from diverting messages to the Spam mailbox because some good messages were being sent there. Consequently, I now have thousands of messages ...
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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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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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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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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 ...