Advanced Gmail Search Tricks

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"Search Mail" function is the better way to find emails.A list of Gmail operators you can  search via the search box in your Gmail.

Format: "keyword"


Example: "meeting agenda"

Format: subject:keyword


Example: subject:Google Alert

Format: from:<name>


Example: from:hongkiat

Format: from:email@address.com


Example: from:hongkiat@email.com

Format: to:<name>


Example: to:hongkiat

Format: to:email@address.com


Example: to:hongkiat@email.com

Format: in:<label name/inbox/trash/spam/anywhere>


Example: in:trash

Format: is:<starred/unread/read/chat>


Example: is:unread

Format: cc:<name> or cc:email@address.com


Example: cc:hongkiat or cc:hongkiat@email.com

Format: bcc:<name> or cc:email@address.com


Example: bcc:hongkiat or cc:hongkiat@email.com

Format: before:<yyyy/mm/dd>


Example: before:2010/07/01

Format: after:<yyyy/mm/dd> before:<yyyy/mm/dd>


Example: after:2010/06/01 before:2010/07/01

Format: label:<label name>


Example: label:Comments

Format: filename:<filename.format>


Example: filename:presentation.pdf

Format: filename:<format>


Example: filename:pdf

Format: has:attachment


Example: from:hongkiat has:attachment

Here are some operators that allows you to yeild more specific and accurate results.

Format: operator:value -operator:value


Example: has:attachment -filename:zip

Format: operator:value OR operator:value


Example: from:a@email.com OR from:b@email.com

Format: operator:value AND operator:value

Example: from:hongkiat@email.com AND has:attachment

Few Advanced Gmail Search Examples:

The possibility of manipulating these operators are quite limitless. Here are some of the combination of search queries use frequently or find useful.

   1. Example: in:inbox label:inimish is:unread
     
   2. Example: in:anywhere from:peter
     
   3. Example: is:unread after:2010/06/01 before:2010/07/01
 
   4. Example: from: peter@gmail.com has:attachment
    
   5. Example: in:inbox "meeting"
  
   6. Example: from:peter@gmail.com has:attachment filename:zip
     
   7. Example: "facebook" -from:@facebookmail.com
     
   8. Example: to:peter OR cc:peter
    
   9. Example: label:google OR from:@google.com
     
  10. Example: "meeting" is:chat

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