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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 #880 on: May 28, 2021, 02:52:03 AM »
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #881 on: June 01, 2021, 09:08:16 AM »
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #882 on: June 16, 2021, 12:15:26 PM »
Last few days I can't send any text messages from Gmail like @vtext.com, after few hours from sending the message I'm getting an message saying it wasn't delivered,
Any idea? 

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #883 on: June 16, 2021, 01:17:14 PM »
Last few days I can't send any text messages from Gmail like @vtext.com, after few hours from sending the message I'm getting an message saying it wasn't delivered,
Any idea?
Same here
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #884 on: June 16, 2021, 03:42:48 PM »
Last few days I can't send any text messages from Gmail like @vtext.com, after few hours from sending the message I'm getting an message saying it wasn't delivered,
Any idea?
+1 and I used to have my emails auto forwarded to my vtext address. All have stopped. Error message I'm getting is I can't send so many messages to one address

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #885 on: June 16, 2021, 04:48:08 PM »
+1 and I used to have my emails auto forwarded to my vtext address. All have stopped. Error message I'm getting is I can't send so many messages to one address
It's a Verizon issue/block (SMS carrier regulations/detections in general is getting more stringent with the day - which is why Google is discontinuing Google Voice SMS Forwarding - so it might never work again.)

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #886 on: June 16, 2021, 04:58:09 PM »
It's a Verizon issue/block (SMS carrier regulations/detections in general is getting more stringent with the day - which is why Google is discontinuing Google Voice SMS Forwarding - so it might never work again.)
It may just be costing Google too much money. I've never had an issue with my carrier blocking a Google SMS forward.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #887 on: June 16, 2021, 05:05:15 PM »
It may just be costing Google too much money. I've never had an issue with my carrier blocking a Google SMS forward.
New carrier guideline/rules were just put into effect, and you probably don't have that many messages, but the rules are set to get more strict and more strict.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #888 on: June 16, 2021, 05:53:02 PM »
New carrier guideline/rules were just put into effect, and you probably don't have that many messages, but the rules are set to get more strict and more strict.
Can you post a link. I get plenty of messages from Google Voice.

Has anyone here had issues with Google Voice messages getting blocked?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #889 on: June 16, 2021, 05:57:23 PM »
Can you post a link. I get plenty of messages from Google Voice.

Has anyone here had issues with Google Voice messages getting blocked?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #890 on: July 08, 2021, 01:30:29 PM »
So waaaaay back when, before gmail existed I had an aol address just like everyone else. When gmail came along and I "switched" to it but I still had the aol account and simply added it to gmail via pop and all was good. My aol mail would be received in my gmail while still staying in aol so essentially it was like a backup in case I deleted something from gmail.

I had it like this for years and years and it was great. A few months ago it stopped working. Gmail would no longer pull the mail from aol. I spent more time that I would admit trying to get it to work but it simply doesn't.

All my research has led me to this:
A few months ago aol started requiring authentication by OAuth2. So, the way it was working for well over 10 years would no longer work. I get that, things change but they say if you insist on using it the old way you can generate a password. Fine, I did that and wouldn't you know it still doesn't work.

Of course I can actually sign-in to aol but no, that's weird and only people over 65 do that.

I'm not sure if I'm here just to vent or to see if anyone has any other ideas? Also, I found this person has the exact same issue.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #891 on: July 08, 2021, 01:32:19 PM »
Can you just set your aol to forward to gmail? Then you won't miss emails but will send only from your gmail address.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #892 on: July 08, 2021, 01:33:52 PM »
Nope, that feature was killed even earlier.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #893 on: July 08, 2021, 01:34:42 PM »
Nope, that feature was killed even earlier.
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Does aol let you set up an autoreply? You can have it tell people that you don't check this address anymore and they should email you at the new one.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #894 on: July 08, 2021, 01:38:30 PM »
No one actually emails me to aol so an auto reply wouldn't necessarily help.

It's all the accounts that I've had setup for years. Like walmart for example, that account uses my aol address. So now I have to go and find every account and change it from aol to gmail.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #895 on: July 08, 2021, 01:41:08 PM »
No one actually emails me to aol so an auto reply wouldn't necessarily help.

It's all the accounts that I've had setup for years. Like walmart for example, that account uses my aol address. So now I have to go and find every account and change it from aol to gmail.
That sounds like a long term project then! Every so often, log in to aol, see what emails you got since last time, open those accounts (that you care about) and change to gmail.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #896 on: July 08, 2021, 02:45:47 PM »
I would definitely consider doing as suggested above, even if you find a fix something else will come up down the line..
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #897 on: August 10, 2021, 11:08:35 PM »
Anyway to get back old email from trash after 30 days?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #898 on: August 10, 2021, 11:19:59 PM »
Did u ever wish u had more time to unsend a email after sending wrong content/or to the wrong contact? check this out
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #899 on: August 23, 2021, 01:29:45 PM »
Is there a way to forward just primary emails, without promotions?