How to Use Advanced Search Operators to Find Emails in Gmail and Google Inbox

How to Use Advanced Search Operators to Find Emails in Gmail and Google Inbox

If you want to search email in Gmail with search operators which filter and find specific emails, then login to your Gmail account and go to the search field. 

Below are the different search operators for different kind of results. Let’s learn how to search for mail-in Gmail with Search Operators.

How to Search Mail in Gmail With Search Operators

Whenever you login to your Gmail account, then you can see search bar within Gmail as shown below:-

How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators

#1. If you want to search a mail sent by any particular person then type in this pattern:-

‘from: sender name’  and press Enter to see the result.

How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators

#2. To find a mail sent to a specific recipient, type:

to: addressee name and press Enter.
How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators
#3. To see a mail related to any word in the subject line, type:-

‘subject: addressee name’

How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators

#4: To Search Gmail for emails that have any labels, type:

‘has:userlabels’,

How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators

#5: In order to search Gmail for messages that are starred, type:-

‘is:starred’
How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators

#6: To search messages which are new and unread, type:-

‘is:unread’

How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators

#7: If you want to search read messages, type:-

‘is:read’

How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators

#8: To search important marked messages, type:

‘is:important’

How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators

#9: In order to search mails with attached files, type:-

‘has:attachment’

How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators

#10: If you want to see your chat logs then type:-

‘is:chat’

How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators

#11: To search any mail sent on or after a date, type:-

‘after:date’. Write the date in YYYY/MM/DD format.

How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators

#12: This one is to search mails before a particular date, type:-

‘before:date’

How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators

#13: To search email in Gmail with a certain email address in a Delivered-to headline then type:

‘deliveredto:email address’

How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators

#14: If you want to find emails in Gmail containing at least one of two terms or expressions then use OR.

For example: ‘to:Amy OR David’

How to search mail in Gmail with Search Operators

That’s it.

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