Today in this article I will try to present you a few tips to search thru your emails in Gmail.

Surely you ever faced the problem you will need a message that you have received or sent afar to lose a lot of time for you to find. With the help of these tips, hopefully you will avoid wasting time and listing all those pages, especially if you regularly communicate via email and you have a huge number of messages.

In the search box at the top of the page you can use many operators that will filter the results, and the same with a brief explanation you can see below this text.

• Operators to find messages “sent” and “sent to” 

By using the operator “from:” you can find all messages received from a particular person, or to: to find all messages sent by a particular person. Example: from: Darko or to: Aleksandar

• Messages that contain attachments

For finding messages that contain attachments you can use the operator has: attachment. At the same time you can add and format plugin to search, example has: attachment PDF all search all messages that have accessory .PDF format. Also, this operator you can combine it with the previous two (from and to), in order to receive messages from a particular person and have accessory. Example: has: attachment from: Boris

• Search by time

As with Twitter search, and here you can search for messages in a specified period. After: year / month / day will show all messages sent after a certain date, as before: year / month / day – all messages before the due date.  Example: before: 2019/16/01 or after: 2019/01/21

• Search by location message

Gmail default searches only the messages in the Inbox, while messages are in the Sent, Spam, etc., will not you can easily get them. For this purpose, use the operator in:, by which you can search through a specific folder.

Parameters, which this operator can receive anywhere, inbox, trash and spam. Example: in: anywhere work – will show all emails with “work” in all Gmail folders.

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• Search by title

If you do not remember the title, this is a great option to find what you are looking for. Operator subject:, you can quickly find all the e-mails that contain a title word. Example: subject: work from: Viktor – will show you all the e-mails by Victor in the title containing the word “work”.

• Other operators

Several operators that you can use to find messages Gmail chat or GTalk – is: chats; finding files under a certain word – filename: pdf project and maybe sometimes you need it find messages with specific size and operator is used for that purpose SIZE: 5000000 (5 MB).

All these operators can be combined with each other.

Also more advanced users who are not in a hurry or just do not want to use search operators, on the right side of the search box has an arrow through which you can open search options.

Do you know any Gmail tricks? Do share your opinion in the comment section, we’ll be glad to hear from you.


I am Jason Swagger, also knows as Krikeshav in the online world. I always had a keen interest in Technology and therefore, after completing Engineering in computer science and I started writing blogs. I believe that sharing knowledge would remove darkness from the world.

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