Advanced Search in Gmail

Right around the time I have advanced questions with a particular web service or product, I find a relevant blog post discussing this issue.

This happened with this week, as I was trying to search through the mail archives. I knew Gmail must have slick search features, it was only a question of unlocking this power.

Thankfully the Gmail blog posted details on multiple mail search operators.

  • A link from my co-worker Michael: from:michael http
  • A photo from my mom: from:mom has:attachment
  • That last chat I had with one of the Gmail product managers: keith is:chat
  • All messages from ebay that aren’t outbid notices: ebay -outbid (the hyphen tells Gmail to return all of the messages that don’t contain the word that follows it)
  • The messages in my inbox sent directly to me that I haven’t read yet: to:me is:unread in:inbox
  • limit search to a particular subject (subject:)
  • search label (label:)

If you forget the gmail search options use the show search options link
gmail Search options

More about searching gmail.


27 Little-known Tips to GET TRAFFIC to your Website

Related Posts

2 Responses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

100 New Ideas to Boost Conversions

Get our ultimate guide to maximizing your ad campaigns.