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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 #480 on: February 09, 2017, 06:05:56 PM »
That's what I'm trying to find out. Doesn't look good
Maybe once I filled out a feedback form but never heard back

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #481 on: February 09, 2017, 06:08:37 PM »
Maybe once I filled out a feedback form but never heard back
Do you remember how long it took for them to reactivate?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #482 on: February 13, 2017, 08:50:07 PM »
How do I delete emails from my iphone without it deleting from my gmail account?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #483 on: February 13, 2017, 08:51:40 PM »
How do I delete emails from my iphone without it deleting from my gmail account?
You can't, unless the account is set up with POP3 (which it probably isn't.)

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #484 on: February 13, 2017, 08:56:01 PM »
You can't, unless the account is set up with POP3 (which it probably isn't.)
In that case the answer is to set it up with POP3. The downside side of that is that when you want to it also does not delete it on your gmail account.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #485 on: May 26, 2017, 04:31:13 PM »
Encryption for gmail?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #486 on: June 12, 2017, 08:42:57 PM »
i made a label and moved a few emails to that label but theyre still showing in my inbox, anyway to get them to show only in that label?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #487 on: June 12, 2017, 08:45:45 PM »
i made a label and moved a few emails to that label but theyre still showing in my inbox, anyway to get them to show only in that label?
Only for old emails, or are you asking about a running filter for some incoming messages?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #488 on: June 12, 2017, 08:49:07 PM »
Only for old emails, or are you asking about a running filter for some incoming messages?
old emails

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #489 on: June 12, 2017, 08:52:00 PM »
old emails
You probably "added the label" instead of "move" it. You should go into the label, select all, and press Archive, which will remove all of them from the inbox.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #490 on: June 12, 2017, 09:06:59 PM »
You probably "added the label" instead of "move" it. You should go into the label, select all, and press Archive, which will remove all of them from the inbox.
thanks, it worked

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #491 on: June 13, 2017, 07:17:33 AM »
i made a label and moved a few emails to that label but theyre still showing in my inbox, anyway to get them to show only in that label?
Filter it, anx tick 'skip inbox'.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #492 on: June 13, 2017, 07:55:33 AM »
How can I remove all my spam at once from a phone? And why am I getting loads of spam recently?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #493 on: June 13, 2017, 08:05:52 AM »
How can I remove all my spam at once from a phone? And why am I getting loads of spam recently?

Are you using the gmail app? If yes, when you're in the spam folder you'll get an option at the top to empty spam now
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
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Are you using the gmail app? If yes, when you're in the spam folder you'll get an option at the top to empty spam now

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
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If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #496 on: June 19, 2017, 12:08:18 AM »
Recently I have gotten emails to my inbox not meant for me. Emails sent to similar email address to mine sometimes end up by me. Anyone else have that issue?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #497 on: June 19, 2017, 02:03:06 AM »
Recently I have gotten emails to my inbox not meant for me. Emails sent to similar email address to mine sometimes end up by me. Anyone else have that issue?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #498 on: June 19, 2017, 07:33:36 AM »
Recently I have gotten emails to my inbox not meant for me. Emails sent to similar email address to mine sometimes end up by me. Anyone else have that issue?
They and up by you with the "to" address being different than yours or being yours?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #499 on: June 19, 2017, 08:41:37 AM »
They and up by you with the "to" address being different than yours or being yours?
different . Usually off by one letter