Questions tagged [gmail-search]

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

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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 ...
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Any way to search for Gmail conversations where I sent the last message?

This is somewhat relevant to Manage un-replied Gmail conversations, but I don't really need any sort of 'system' for followup—just a way to easily see the conversations in which I sent the last reply. ...
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Gmail search using exact search string

Doing a search via regular Gmail frontend in the browser, shows strange results. I want to search all mails from *@ebay.* My search: from:@ebay shows also emails sent from an ebay subdomain: ...
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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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How to filter empty drafts in Gmail?

I want to use Gmail's search to find all my empty replies or drafts (mostly because I quite frequency click in the reply text area and create a new draft without meaning to). To test this out I ...
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Searching for label:foo and -label:bar in Gmail [duplicate]

I am trying to delete a few thousand threads, more than I could do manually. When I search for label:github -label:dont_delete -to:me@example.com I see threads with the dont_delete label. Why? ...
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How can I search for an attachment by filename pattern?

As the title suggests, I can search like so: filename:{asf asx avi divx flv m4v mkv mov mp4 mpeg mpg ogm wmv} Or filename:example.pdf But I want to search on filename with regex. Something like: ...
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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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How to search/filter emails in Gmail according to recipients

I know this tutorial: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7190 But when I use the TO: operator (TO:myemail@myemail.com), I get also emails where is used myemail@myemail.com for CC or BCC.
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How to find the oldest email in Gmail

Just what the title says, how do I find the oldest email in Gmail? I know ho to find the oldest email from a specific person, but I’m interested in finding the oldest email, regardless of the sender ...
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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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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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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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Search Gmail for emails from specific address using single character wildcard

I have a Gmail account with my own person email address like myname@myemailid.com . This all works fine. Backed up in my Gmail account I had other email ids with other characters/names before the @...
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Is there a way to search/filter gmail emails by the absolute domain without subdomains (e.g. google.com, but not plus.google.com)

Is there a way to search/filter gmail emails by the absolute domain without subdomains? If just do a search/filter on from:@google.com it includes all subdomains like plus.google.com, txt.voice.google....
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Is it possible to exclude the email signatures when searching in Gmail?

Currently I'm trying to search through my rather large email archive on Gmail. Unfortunately the words I like to find also occur in almost any email footer as the signature text. While I understand ...
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How to search Gmail mails that have only one conversation [duplicate]

Is there any way I can find all the emails that I sent but have not been replied to by anyone? (One email conversation.)
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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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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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Get a list of all Gmail conversations with one person across several e-mail addresses

Say there's a person in my contact list that uses several email addresses - e.g., john.doe@gmail.com and john@doe.com I list both addresses in his card at Gmail's contacts, but if I want to get a ...
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How do I search within an attachment in Gmail?

Gmail allows me to search using the operator as has:attachment *.txt How do I further filter this to search for a specific word in a file? E.g. to search for a PDF that contains the word ...
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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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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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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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How can I search for Gmail conversations that have more than one e-mail?

I previously used a service that sent me Slashdot articles as individual e-mails. All I had to do was give them the RSS url, and they handled the rest. On the Gmail side, I simply made a filter, ...
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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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Is it possible to limit Gmail search results to unread messages?

Is it possible to limit Gmail search results to unread messages? This isn't about selecting unread questions from existing search results, which is covered in this question. I'm looking for a search ...
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Searching Gmail for messages without a particular label

I need to find, in Gmail, a list of all my unread messages — which I can get via is:unread or label:unread or l:^u — which do not have the label "ZDNet." In other words, my requirement is ...
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How can I perform the same action on all results of a label/search in Gmail?

When I search, for example, "something label:somelabel" I get 1000 results paginated by 25 (my settings). 'Select all' selects only the 25 on the current page, I would like to delete all of them (1000)...
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How can I get a list of all people I have sent a given attachment to with Gmail?

I wish to create a contact list of all people have I send an attachment to that contains the word “CV”, how do I do this?
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Wildcard search in Gmail

Is wildcard search possible in Gmail?
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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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