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I'm assuming that most ddf'ers don't realize how useful and powerful the gmail filters and search is. Therefore I will try to show you how it can be used on a daily basis

Random useful trick: when typing an email, hit Ctrl+Enter to Send it

Note: You can always use 2 operators at the same time. All search terms can be used in the filters. Except the in: and is: command because filters are for incoming only

All the commands (the thing you want to do) are called operators.

Shortcuts: Press ? in Gmail to see a list of keyboard shortcuts. Some keyboard shortcuts can be used immediately, and others need to be enabled before you can use them.

From: To search for an email you received   A) By name B) A particular email address. C) A email sent from a particular domain use a *   
Example: From:Dad or From:Dad@thebestone.com or From:*@dansdeals.com   

To: To search for an email you sent  A) By name B) A particular email address. C) A email sent to a particular domain use a *   
Example: To:Dad or To:Dad@thebestone.com or To:*@dansdeals.com

Subject: To search for a subject (duh!)
Example: Subject:Thunder     

Label: Search by Label
Example: From:dad Label:occasions
Note: If a label have 2 names then you must include a "-" (hyphen) Example: Label:my-family

Attachments There are 3 ways to search for attachments.
1.Has:attachment  Will show all messages that have attachments. To search for attachments from a specific person or a specific label etc. use the appropriate operator. Example: from:david has:attachment or Label:party has:attachment 
2.Filename: Will search for a specific file. To search for files from a specific person or a specific label etc. use the appropriate operator.
Example: Filename:example.pdf or Label:Dad Filename:shoppinglist.txt
3.By file type Example: filename:(jpg OR jpeg OR png OR gif)

*The in: operator will search for messages anywhere in Gmail
Note: Messages in Spam and Trash are excluded from searches by default; except if you use in:anywhere 
Example: in:anywhere. in:inbox in:trash in:spam
To search for files from a specific person or a specific label etc. use the appropriate operator. Example: in:trash from:amy
Note: For priority messages use is:important

*The is: operator will search for items with a certain status.
Example: is:important is:starred is:unread is:read is:chat[/b]
You can combine them also Example:  is:read is:starred from:David or is:chat money   

*Has: Search for messages with a particular star
Example:  has:yellow-star has:red-star has:orange-star has:green-star has:blue-star has:purple-star has:red-bang has:orange-guillemet has:yellow-bang has:green-check has:blue-info has:purple-question
Has:nouserlabels Finds all messages without any of your own labels (excludes automatic labels like inbox, spam, and trash).

cc: bcc:  Used to specify recipients in the cc: or bcc: fields
Note Search on bcc: cannot retrieve messages on which you were blind carbon copied.
Example: cc:david Messages that were cc-ed to David.

*after: before: older: newer:  Search for messages sent or received during a certain period of time (using the date format yyyy/mm/dd)
Example: after:2014/04/16 before:2014/04/18 Messages sent between April 16, 2014 and April 18, 2014.*
*More precisely: Messages sent after 12:00 AM (or 00:00) April 16, 2014 and before April 18, 2014.

*older_than newer_than Similar to older and newer, but allows relative dates using d, m, and y for day, month, and year
Example:newer_than:2d Finds messages sent within the last two days

deliveredto: If you have another email address forwarded to this email address. You can use this to filter just the messages from that email.
Example: deliveredto:username@gmail.com

size:  Search for messages larger than the specified size in bytes
Example: size:1000000 All messages larger than 1MB (1,000,000 bytes) in size.

larger: smaller: Similar to size: but allows abbreviations for numbers
Example: larger:10M All messages of at least 10M bytes (10,000,000 bytes) in size.

Search Terms

OR   To search for Term A or B
Example:From:Dad OR From:Mom  or From:dad|from:mom
Note: OR must be capital.  You can also use "|" [located on top of the enter key or tab key] this is very useful in filters.
"-" Used to exclude messages from your search Example: From:dad -Dinner
"+"(plus sign) or """ Match the search term exactly.
Example: +unicorn or "unicorn"  Finds messages containing “unicorn” but not “unicorns” or “unciorn”
"( )"  Used to group words and to specify terms that shouldn't be excluded.
Example: from:amy (dinner OR movie) or subject:(dinner movie)


* Cannot be used in a filter because the filter is for incoming only.
 

All this info can be found on https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7190?hl=en
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #460 on: November 14, 2016, 08:05:55 PM »
Same

It's a good thing someone started this dialogue, I have a feeling by the end of tonight, more people will be posting with similar stories. Maybe we can start a new thread admins, about just this topic (google pixel phones and gmail account suspension)?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #461 on: November 14, 2016, 08:21:50 PM »
Continue the conversation here.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #462 on: November 28, 2016, 11:19:07 PM »
I'm having issues with a filter.
I'm trying to move all incoming emails from Best Buy to a specific label. I tried filtering for from:(*bestbuy*) and from:("best buy"), but it's not working.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #463 on: November 28, 2016, 11:37:43 PM »
I'm having issues with a filter.
I'm trying to move all incoming emails from Best Buy to a specific label. I tried filtering for from:(*bestbuy*) and from:("best buy"), but it's not working.
missing an @ symbol 
Or maybe i am not understanding what you want to do

this is how my bestbuy filter looks

from:(*@*.bestbuy.com)
Money talks...mine says goodbye!

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #464 on: November 29, 2016, 12:08:33 AM »
I'm having issues with a filter.
I'm trying to move all incoming emails from Best Buy to a specific label. I tried filtering for from:(*bestbuy*) and from:("best buy"), but it's not working.
Why not just
Code: [Select]
from:bestbuy ?
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #465 on: November 29, 2016, 12:15:50 AM »
Why not just
Code: [Select]
from:bestbuy ?
Where are you putting that in the from field? Unless you have it saves as a contact that will not work
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #466 on: November 29, 2016, 12:17:58 AM »
Where are you putting that in the from field? Unless you have it saves as a contact that will not work
Type that straight in the search box. I get lots of results.
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #467 on: November 29, 2016, 12:19:28 AM »
Type that straight in the search box. I get lots of results.
Aha I see
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #468 on: February 09, 2017, 05:18:42 PM »
Anyone ever get this message when logging into gmail?

Unusual Usage - Account Temporarily Locked Down
To keep our systems healthy, Google has temporarily disabled your account. This primarily occurs when we detect unusually high levels of activity on your account. In most cases, it should take one hour to regain access. In rare cases, it can take up to 24 hours for access to be reinstated.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #469 on: February 09, 2017, 05:22:17 PM »
Anyone ever get this message when logging into gmail?

Unusual Usage - Account Temporarily Locked Down
To keep our systems healthy, Google has temporarily disabled your account. This primarily occurs when we detect unusually high levels of activity on your account. In most cases, it should take one hour to regain access. In rare cases, it can take up to 24 hours for access to be reinstated.
Personally not, but had a friend that got it after sending a lot of messages (גליונות) to a large number of people.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #470 on: February 09, 2017, 05:27:11 PM »
Personally not, but had a friend that got it after sending a lot of messages (גליונות) to a large number of people.
Do you know if he got back in?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #471 on: February 09, 2017, 05:28:56 PM »
Do you know if he got back in?
Yes he did. This is not a permanent ban, it just takes some time.

Do you know of anything you did that might've triggered it?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #472 on: February 09, 2017, 05:35:43 PM »
Do you know of anything you did that might've triggered it?
I have a few guesses. I'm logged in along with others across multiple Desktops/Phones. I also did myUsername+1, +2 etc. till 10.
This account is extremely important, so it may hurt even for one day. Scary how it can happen all of a sudden..

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #473 on: February 09, 2017, 05:37:46 PM »
Yes he did. This is not a permanent ban, it just takes some time.

Do you know of anything you did that might've triggered it?
We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

Here are some reasons why this could have happened:

1. Receiving, deleting, or downloading large amounts of mail via POP or IMAP in a short period of time.
2. Sending a large number of messages to many people.
3.Being logged into or synchronizing Gmail on many computers, clients, or mobile devices.
4. Browser-related issues. If you find your browser continually reloading while attempting to access your Inbox, it’s probably a browser issue, and it may be necessary to clear your browser’s cache and cookies.
 5.Providing access to file-sharing, file-storage software, email analytics services, browser extensions, or third party software that automatically logs in to your Gmail account


1 and 3 may apply to me

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #474 on: February 09, 2017, 05:41:15 PM »
You may try (if you still have it open somewhere) to log out of all sessions http://time.com/4177486/gmail-remotely-sign-out/

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #475 on: February 09, 2017, 05:42:41 PM »
You may try (if you still have it open somewhere) to log out of all sessions http://time.com/4177486/gmail-remotely-sign-out/
Thank you

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #476 on: February 09, 2017, 05:56:04 PM »
Anyone ever get this message when logging into gmail?

Unusual Usage - Account Temporarily Locked Down
To keep our systems healthy, Google has temporarily disabled your account. This primarily occurs when we detect unusually high levels of activity on your account. In most cases, it should take one hour to regain access. In rare cases, it can take up to 24 hours for access to be reinstated.
Had this like a year ago, randomly on my account, without even sending any emails

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #477 on: February 09, 2017, 06:02:39 PM »
Had this like a year ago, randomly on my account, without even sending any emails
Wow, did you just wait it out?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #478 on: February 09, 2017, 06:03:14 PM »
Wow, did you just wait it out?
Did I have a choice?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #479 on: February 09, 2017, 06:04:14 PM »
Did I have a choice?
That's what I'm trying to find out. Doesn't look good