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

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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:[email protected] 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:[email protected]), I get also emails where is used [email protected] 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 [email protected] . 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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Gmail search filter "from: contacts" possible?

In Gmail we can filter our search term to a single contact (John Smith) by using the filter search-term from: [email protected]. Is there anyway to change the search filter to all my contacts ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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Can you search Gmail based on sender's IP address?

Someone is trying to fool me. They are sending mails to me and I'm pretty sure it is someone I know. Via "Show original message" I found the IP address of the sender. With the assumption it is ...
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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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Is it possible to do partial word searches in Gmail?

Is it possible to do partial word searches in Gmail? For example, if I wanted to search for an email from [email protected] can I search for ndoe?
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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., [email protected] and [email protected] 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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