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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 #840 on: December 21, 2020, 01:33:46 AM »
Let me welcome you to the Life Hacks thread ;)
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #841 on: April 07, 2021, 06:04:55 PM »
Hopefully this is the right thread for this. I couldn't find a better one.

In my Google activity, it keeps showing account activity in NY, while I live in Michigan. I tried logging out and changing my password. To no avail, I still see recent account activity in NY. When tracing the IP address, it comes back as Choopa LLC in Brooklyn, which seems to be some sort of host for servers? Only thing I wonder is maybe it's affiliated with my internet filter (Gentech), and everything flows thru their servers? Any ideas? I did reach out to Gentech.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #842 on: April 07, 2021, 06:09:40 PM »
Your filter is probably proxying you through there servers. I have techloq and I think they do it for me (half the time my nearest store comes out in Brooklyn and I don't live in NY)
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #843 on: April 07, 2021, 06:10:04 PM »
Hopefully this is the right thread for this. I couldn't find a better one.

In my Google activity, it keeps showing account activity in NY, while I live in Michigan. I tried logging out and changing my password. To no avail, I still see recent account activity in NY. When tracing the IP address, it comes back as Choopa LLC in Brooklyn, which seems to be some sort of host for servers? Only thing I wonder is maybe it's affiliated with my internet filter (Gentech), and everything flows thru their servers? Any ideas? I did reach out to Gentech.
It seems that Gentech does use Choopa LLC
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #844 on: April 07, 2021, 06:30:17 PM »
It seems that Gentech does use Choopa LLC

I'm assuming you are correct and that must be it- but what makes you say that Gentech uses Choopa? I wish Gentech would let customers know so we don't get all concerned seeing strange account activity....

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« Reply #845 on: April 07, 2021, 06:44:03 PM »
I'm assuming you are correct and that must be it- but what makes you say that Gentech uses Choopa? I wish Gentech would let customers know so we don't get all concerned seeing strange account activity....
google results for Choopa LLC gentech
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #846 on: April 07, 2021, 06:48:27 PM »
google results for Choopa LLC gentech
Yeah, I did that and saw the 4th link https://ips.osnova.news/isp/Choopa/mentioned Gentech. Only Gentech blocked me from opening the link!  ::)
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« Reply #847 on: April 07, 2021, 06:51:03 PM »
Yeah, I did that and saw the 4th link https://ips.osnova.news/isp/Choopa/mentioned Gentech. Only Gentech blocked me from opening the link!  ::)
Like I said; my guess is you're correct.... Thanks
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #848 on: April 07, 2021, 06:59:51 PM »
It seems that Gentech does use Choopa LLC

FYI....Response from Gentech support


Dear customer,

Yes, Choopa LLC is affiliated with us. The reason for which you see this activity is because your internet goes through our server located in Brooklyn (Choopa LLC ) to be filtered. There is no reason for concern. Everything is safe.

Kind Regards,
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #849 on: April 07, 2021, 07:02:34 PM »
FYI....Response from Gentech support


Dear customer,

Yes, Choopa LLC is affiliated with us. The reason for which you see this activity is because your internet goes through our server located in Brooklyn (Choopa LLC ) to be filtered. There is no reason for concern. Everything is safe.

Kind Regards,
Travis G.
What’s the שורש of Travis?

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« Reply #850 on: April 07, 2021, 07:13:41 PM »
What’s the שורש of Travis?
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« Reply #851 on: April 07, 2021, 08:17:43 PM »
What’s the שורש of Travis?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #852 on: April 08, 2021, 09:22:40 AM »
What’s the שורש of Travis?
Gentech doesn't only have 613 support people, they have a nice sized team over in Romania.