Questions tagged [gmail-search]

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

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Need help connecting conversations between SendGrid and Gmail

I have a webapp that is using SendGrid to send emails since we cannot (to my knowledge) send embedded images via Gmail API. We are working on a script to get the gmail thread ID once the recipient ...
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Filter Gmail messages that were forwarded from another mail

Since I cannot open my outlook mail in my mobile phone due to company policy, I am forwarding the mail to a "mirror" Gmail account. So all messages in that account starts with "FW:"...
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exact “From” match in Gmail [duplicate]

I'm looking for a Gmail search operator that does an exact match. For example, from:foobar -from:"foobar" should show all messages matching "foobar" but not include those that are ...
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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 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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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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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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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

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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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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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?

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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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: me+newsletter@gmail.com me+bills@gmail.com me@gmail.com 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: me+newsletter@gmail.com me+bills@gmail.com me@gmail.com 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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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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How to use complex filtering queries in Gmail?

I am playing with different/complex filtering queries/string in Gmail. I found this answer (to my own question): after:1552896000 before:1552924800 And I was able to use it without any problems, i....
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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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Filter all email using plus addressing

I am looking for a way in gmail (technically google apps for business I think) to filter all email which is delivered to an address using plus addressing. I want to tag all email to firstname.lastname@...
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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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Gmail Search Operator for general “today”

Does anyone know if there is a search operator for the current date? I'm in the process of cleaning out a bloated email inbox and would like to be able to search for only the current days email ...
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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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Disable Gmail's highlighting of the search query in the email's body

Sometimes I search for an old email in Gmail for the purpose of taking a screenshot, but I would like to remove the yellow highlighting that is added to every match of the search query: Can I disable ...
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Search 'in:inbox is:read' does not work?

I want to move first on read messages in my inbox then go to my unread messages. I tried to use: in:inbox is:read but is give me wrong results. I also tried this way in:inbox {NOT is:unread} But I got ...
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Gmail email search filter is not working correctly

I entered promotions after: 2016/01/15 before: 2017/09/01 in the selection box and clicked the select icon. Gmail shows no messages. But if I display mails from the promotion tab with no selection, ...
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Is it possible to search Gmail for messages sent after working hours?

For instance, I'm looking for messages that arrived between 5PM and 10PM from a range of dates, February to August. How can I easily search for them?
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Find a Gmail attachment by size

I am searching a mailbox for the mail that first brought a specific attachment. Since the original mail, the attachment has been saved to associated Google Drive and likely been renamed too. Since it ...
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How do I search in Gmail such that email address is also included?

I searched for a car hire email in Google's Gmail, knowing the name of the company I had used. However, frustratingly, the email booking included a lot of images with their name, but the only text ...
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Search for invitations where I have not responded

Is there any way in Gmail to search for invitations (calendar invites) I have received where I have not responded / RSVP'd?
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How do I efficiently move a searched set of Gmail conversations into another label?

I have searched my emails, let say From: Joe.bloggs I have a list of results I highlight some mails I want to press "v" which allows me to type a label to move them to However that shortcut doesn't ...
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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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Search for a sender on Gmail

I am on Gmail and would like to know how to search for a particular email sender so l can then review all messages over time from that sender.
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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 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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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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How to search Gmail for messages sent TO a specific person, that they never replied back?

I have over 15GB of emails. I have one employee that requires hard proof in order to understand a concern. Otherwise this person gets very defensive. I hope to avoid this by showing the insane number ...
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Gmail inbox, all messages archived by mistake

I woke up this morning to an empty Gmail inbox, all of the messages (about 90 or so) were archived except for a few emails that came in overnight. Is there a way to restore the state of my inbox as of ...
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Gmail search for unstarred emails in a label

Have tried multiple way and none of them has worked, Used : in:Test -is:starred and -is:starred in:TEST and other option, None of them worked, in:Test -is:starred has listed all started email in Test ...