Finding Specific mail in Gmail Mailbox is little tough if you have had lot of mails.Learn few Gmail Trcks to search Mail Easily in your mail...
Finding Specific mail in Gmail Mailbox is little tough if you have had lot of mails.Learn few Gmail Trcks to search Mail Easily in your mailbox.
Within Gmail searchbox, you can enter a word or multiple words that appears anywhere in your mails.
For more specific search, you can use gmail’s search options nest to to search box. You get most of the options like ‘From’, ‘To’, ‘Subject’ but what if you want to search mails with only attachments or a mail with specific labels. Gmail Advance search operators come handy at this time. These operators are query words or symbols that perform special actions in Gmail search and allow you to find what you’re looking for quickly and accurately. They can also be used to set up filters so you can organize your inbox automatically.
Complete list is here.
|from:||Used to specify the sender||Example - from:akshay |
Meaning - Messages from Amy
|to:||Used to specify a recipient||Example - to:david |
Meaning - All messages that were sent to David (by you or someone else)
|subject:||Search for words in the subject line||Example - subject:dinner |
Meaning - Messages that have the word “dinner” in the subject
|OR|| Search for messages matching term A or term B* |
*OR must be in all caps
|Example - from:akshay OR from:david |
Meaning - Messages from Amy or from David
| - |
|Used to exclude messages from your search||Example - dinner -movie |
Meaning - Messages that contain the word “dinner” but do not contain the word “movie”
|label:||Search for messages by label* |
*There isn’t a search operator for unlabeled messages
|Example - from:akshay label:friends |
Meaning - Messages from Amy that have the label “friends”Example - from:david label:my-family
Meaning - Messages from David that have the label “My Family”
| has:attachment ||Search for messages with an attachment||Example - from:david has:attachment |
Meaning - Messages from David that have an attachment
|list:||Search for messages on mailing lists||Example - list:firstname.lastname@example.org |
Meaning - Messages with the words email@example.com in the headers, sent to or from this list
|filename:||Search for an attachment by name or type||Example - filename:homework.txt |
Meaning - Messages with an attachment named “physicshomework.txt” Example - label:work filename:pdf
Meaning - Messages labeled “work” that also have a PDF file as an attachment
| ” “ |
| Used to search for an exact phrase* |
*Capitalization isn’t taken into consideration
|Example - “i’m feeling lucky” |
Meaning - Messages containing the phrase “i’m feeling lucky” or “I’m feeling lucky” Example - subject:”dinner and a movie”
Meaning - Messages containing the phrase “dinner and a movie” in the subject
| ( ) || Used to group words |
Used to specify terms that shouldn’t be excluded
|Example - from:akshay(dinner OR movie) |
Meaning - Messages from Amy that contain either the word “dinner” or the word “movie” Example - subject:(dinner movie)
Meaning - Messages in which the subject contains both the word “dinner” and the word “movie”
|in:anywhere|| Search for messages anywhere in Gmail* |
*Messages in Spam and Trash are excluded from searches by default
|Example - in:anywhere movie |
Meaning - Messages in All Mail, Spam, and Trash that contain the word “movie”
| in:inbox |
|Search for messages in Inbox, Trash, or Spam||Example - in:trash from:akshay |
Meaning - Messages from Amy that are in Trash
|Search for messages that are starred, unread or read||Example - is:read is:starred from:David |
Meaning - Messages from David that have been read and are marked with a star
| cc: |
| Used to specify recipients in the cc: or bcc: fields* |
*Search on bcc: cannot retrieve messages on which you were blind carbon copied
|Example - cc:david |
Meaning - Messages that were cc-ed to David
| after: |
| Search for messages sent during a certain period of time* |
*Dates must be in yyyy/mm/dd format.
|Example - after:2008/07/16 before:2008/08/18 |
Meaning - Messages sent between July 16, 2008 and August 18, 2008.*
*More precisely: Messages sent after 12:00 AM (or 00:00) July 16, 2008 and before Augut 18, 2008.
|is:chat||Search for chat messages||Example - is:chat money |
Meaning - Any chat message including the word “money”.
Important: Gmail doesn’t search in Spam or Trash by default.
Source : Devilworkshop