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Excluding messages with a given label is ignored if other messges in the conversation lack the label

You can do searches that exclude certain labels. That is, searches like this will do what you expect: (label:MyLabel1 AND NOT label:inbox AND NOT label:MyBadLabel1) That search will show you only ...
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37 votes
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Disable Gmail's highlighting of the search query in the email's body

The option to disable the highlighting ("Turn off highlighting") is located in the "More" menu (indicated with three vertical dots: "⋮") between the search box and the ...
Nicola Sap's user avatar
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Gmail Search Operator for general "today"

There's no "today" search operator, but you can filter to the last 24 hours with the newer_than operator. in:inbox newer_than:1d (Unfortunately "0d" doesn't work.) That should work for what you ...
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Disable Gmail's highlighting of the search query in the email's body

With the most recent Gmail UI, the menu item has changed to an icon which you never would guess toggled highlighting until you actually hover over it to get the help text. It's in the top-right corner ...
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How to create a filter with bcc or cc

Yes you can. You will need to add your email address on the Includes the words field Includes the words cc:[email protected] You can even include both bcc and cc in just one filter: (bcc:example@...
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Gmail search for unstarred emails in a label

The issue is that the star is associated with a message, not the entire conversation. So when you use: is:starred it returns all conversations where at least one message in the conversation has a ...
mhoran_psprep's user avatar
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How do I limit search to a folder in Gmail?

By folder, you mean label right? If you navigate to a label, it should already populate the search bar with the format needed. So if I have a label called "Finances" the search should be label:...
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Gmail inbox, all messages archived by mistake

Unfortunately, no, there's no activity log within Gmail that's accessible to users. The only "undo" option there is, really, is what's available immediately after performing an action. So, ...
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Search 'in:inbox is:read' does not work?

I found the answer. In order to do it - you need to search (NOT is:unread) in:inbox This solve the problem while if is one messages that is unread in thread, the thread not will be in the result. ...
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Google Drive files not showing in Gmail search results (Apps search feature disappeared)

See the official Gmail Blog We’ll be implementing the instant results feature for Google Apps customers in late-2015 or early 2016*. With this improved experience on the horizon, we’ll be ...
Eric D'Souza's user avatar
3 votes

Search for a sender on Gmail

In the search bar at the top enter from:"email address"/
STowslee's user avatar
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Wildcard search in Gmail

I know it's not the most straightforward solution, but with Mozilla Thunderbird asterisk wildcard will work. For example, searching *top* will find anything containing partially or totally that string,...
Smeterlink's user avatar
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Gmail bulk Emails manipulation

Try the following script /** * Creates the first trigger to call batchArchiveEmail. */ function init(){ ScriptApp .newTrigger('batchArchiveEmail') .timeBased() .after(60 * 1000) ....
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Gmail search filter "from: contacts" possible?

You can make a filter in this format: from:({"Katherine Jones" <[email protected]>, "Stan Jones" <[email protected]>, etc…}) I dump all the addresses into Word and edit there to make a ...
Richard Dickison's user avatar
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Gmail search for unstarred emails in a label

What you have tried should work. Although "officially" you should use the label: operator to search within a label, and labels are not case-sensitive. So, the following should also work: label:test -...
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How to use OR operator in Gmail

The example in the Google docs is of the form: from:amy OR from:david So, I would certainly go with your 2nd version. However, I think it might be getting confused by the spaces (ordinarily a ...
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How to search Gmail for messages sent TO a specific person, that they never replied back?

In Gmail I was able to use this search: "to:(specific person's email address) -from:(specific person's email address) from:me" This found messages sent to a particular person with no replies from ...
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Search 'in:inbox is:read' does not work?

It works as designed. It is showing you all conversations that have one or more read messages. If you want to only see the messages that have been read then you will have to disable conversations. ...
mhoran_psprep's user avatar
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Find a Gmail attachment by size

Unfortunately, there's no search filter for attachment size (though that would make a good feature request). The closest you'll likely be able to get is to use several search parameters to try to ...
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How to use complex filtering queries in Gmail?

Is this a real string to be pasted somewhere into Gmail (where?) or a pseudo-code to explain filter settings that need to be applied? It's a real thing and you are supposed to use it (just a part of ...
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Sort Gmail *search results* oldest first

That option doesn't sort. When it is available it allows you to jump to the last page of search results. I find that the option is valuable when the search is simple, you are getting all the messages ...
mhoran_psprep's user avatar
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How to show all messages with any label in Gmail?

Gmail has user created labels and system labels. inbox is one of the system labels. To search for email with user created labels use: has:userlabels user created labels or inbox label use: has:...
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Gmail search by filetype is failing

According to support.google.com, the proper syntax is: filename:zip That worked for me, it returns all results since my Gmail account was created in 2007. From support.google.com:
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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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?

The filter you need to use in the Includes the words field is: to:[email protected] -([email protected] OR [email protected]) Please try it out and let us know how it goes.
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How can I filter Gmail emails that do not include a plus sign in the to line?

I could not find a straightforward solution myself either because the plus (+) sign is reserved as a special character for "Results that match a word exactly". So I use the following ...
marikamitsos's user avatar
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Gmail search only recognizes whole word?

When in Inbox or All Mail, search picks up partial words as well (as you can see in the uploaded image). But. Not when it comes to Bin, Spam or any label or category for that matter. In general: ...
marikamitsos's user avatar
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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?

I do not think there is a straight solution to your issue. There is a simple workaround though, since: Both the husband and wife use the same e-mail account via Gmail. You also mention that: ...
marikamitsos's user avatar
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How do I search in Gmail such that email address is also included?

From the Gmail search bar you can add various flags to narrow your search, e.g., from:argus "car hire" searches for the string "car hire" in any email from an address containing "argus". So if you ...
ljden's user avatar
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How do I efficiently move a searched set of Gmail conversations into another label?

If you have one or more emails selected, by either use of a query or a label or just checking boxes you have the following options. Move to inbox. This takes all the selected messages/conversations ...
mhoran_psprep's user avatar
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Gmail email search filter is not working correctly

Thanks for your answer, actually, the issue is that there was a missing text "category:" in front of "Promotions". Without it, it was looking for inbox mails with a text "promotions" and applying the ...
Jaime R.'s user avatar

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