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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 #540 on: August 15, 2017, 09:11:21 PM »
Any way to get rid of spam emails?

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« Reply #541 on: August 15, 2017, 09:26:42 PM »
Any way to get rid of spam emails?
Mark as spam doesn't work for you?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #542 on: August 15, 2017, 09:28:10 PM »
Mark as spam doesn't work for you?
it does. I get in my spam folder 100s of emails a day can I get rid of those?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #543 on: August 15, 2017, 09:35:34 PM »
it does. I get in my spam folder 100s of emails a day can I get rid of those?
The Spam folder is just that, it is not meant to open, so why do you care?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
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The Spam folder is just that, it is not meant to open, so why do you care?
in a blackberry some come in

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #545 on: August 15, 2017, 09:38:28 PM »
in a blackberry some come in
Come into your general Inbox? Even if you marked it once as sapm?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
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Come into your general Inbox? Even if you marked it once as sapm?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #547 on: August 15, 2017, 09:41:19 PM »
yes
Is it a Gmail account? Did you try Unsubscribe?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #548 on: August 15, 2017, 09:47:54 PM »
Is it a Gmail account? Did you try Unsubscribe?
Unsubscribing from spam only tells them that it is an active email address.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #549 on: August 15, 2017, 09:54:22 PM »
Is it a Gmail account? Did you try Unsubscribe?
I've hear lately that many spam emails have made the unsubscribe button the link to the virus. I wouldn't do that.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
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I have a separate email address that I use for anything that I suspect will lead to spam down the road. It's not 100% fool proof, but it definitely does reduce a ton of clutter and garbage.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
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Unsubscribing from spam only tells them that it is an active email address.
+1 I think that was my mistake. I unsubscribed from some and since then I get much more.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #552 on: August 16, 2017, 09:38:59 PM »
I unsubscribed, but still getting the SPAM email.

Anything else I can do ?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #553 on: August 16, 2017, 09:40:12 PM »
I unsubscribed, but still getting the SPAM email.

Anything else I can do ?
+1 I think that was my mistake. I unsubscribed from some and since then I get much more.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #554 on: August 16, 2017, 09:40:51 PM »
I unsubscribed, but still getting the SPAM email.

Anything else I can do ?
Is it from one specific thing? Reported Spam?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
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Is it from one specific thing? Reported Spam?
i get from 100 different spammers

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #556 on: August 16, 2017, 10:12:53 PM »
I have a separate email address that I use for anything that I suspect will lead to spam down the road. It's not 100% fool proof, but it definitely does reduce a ton of clutter and garbage.
For that I use 10 min Mail

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #557 on: August 16, 2017, 10:13:47 PM »
For that I use 10 min Mail
What's that?

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« Reply #558 on: August 16, 2017, 10:18:45 PM »
What's that?
Disposable email addresses (just enough time to click the verification link or whatever is needed).

There's a bunch like this 10minutemail.com

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« Reply #559 on: August 16, 2017, 10:43:17 PM »
Disposable email addresses (just enough time to click the verification link or whatever is needed).

There's a bunch like this 10minutemail.com
Cool! Never heard of that. Problem is that many times you will need to keep getting some important emails from many companies, while they continue to send you 86% garbage.