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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 #520 on: August 03, 2017, 04:44:58 PM »
So every email you've received since you installed your new drive has a time stamp of 3 hours behind?
On my computer yes. However, on gmail iPhone app shows correct time.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #521 on: August 03, 2017, 05:22:26 PM »
On my computer yes. However, on gmail iPhone app shows correct time.
at gmail.com?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #522 on: August 03, 2017, 06:59:55 PM »
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #523 on: August 03, 2017, 07:19:30 PM »
Maybe a bad cookie?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #524 on: August 03, 2017, 07:27:35 PM »
Maybe a bad cookie?
Seems very unlikely since I just did a clean install of Windows. I had a different issue with restoring files and did the clean Windows install a 2nd time and the issue persisted. Seems to be a gmail setting somewhere...?
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« Reply #525 on: August 03, 2017, 07:41:40 PM »
Seems very unlikely since I just did a clean install of Windows. I had a different issue with restoring files and did the clean Windows install a 2nd time and the issue persisted. Seems to be a gmail setting somewhere...?
Weird! Dd you try multiple browsers to rule out a browser issue?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #526 on: August 03, 2017, 09:14:05 PM »
Maybe this? Didn't read the article, but GIMF.

http://lifehacker.com/5516241/how-to-fix-timezone-problems-in-gmail

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #527 on: August 04, 2017, 12:07:25 AM »
Weird! Dd you try multiple browsers to rule out a browser issue?
Same issue when using Firefox.
Maybe this? Didn't read the article, but GIMF.

http://lifehacker.com/5516241/how-to-fix-timezone-problems-in-gmail
It's from 2010. Gmail interface is no longer the same.

Update: I figured out the problem. Yay! Even though the computer clock was showing the correct time, it was set to the wrong time zone. Once I changed that in the date and time settings issue is resolved. 
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #528 on: August 04, 2017, 12:46:50 AM »
I have a gmail folder with hundreds of attachments that I would like to add to dropbox. Any way to add them all together?
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« Reply #529 on: August 04, 2017, 01:12:22 AM »
I have a gmail folder with hundreds of attachments that I would like to add to dropbox. Any way to add them all together?
You can probably rig something with IFTTT, triggered based on adding a label to the emails.
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« Reply #530 on: August 04, 2017, 01:25:32 AM »
You can probably rig something with IFTTT, triggered based on adding a label to the emails.
Good idea. I found this recipe at IFTTT https://ifttt.com/applets/98759p-save-your-gmail-attachments-to-dropbox. I'm a bit nervous about giving IFTTT access to my dmail and dropbox account...is it just me?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #531 on: August 04, 2017, 01:57:35 AM »
Good idea. I found this recipe at IFTTT https://ifttt.com/applets/98759p-save-your-gmail-attachments-to-dropbox. I'm a bit nervous about giving IFTTT acces to my dmail and dropbox account...is it just me?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #532 on: August 04, 2017, 07:44:10 AM »
I have a gmail folder with hundreds of attachments that I would like to add to dropbox. Any way to add them all together?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #533 on: August 04, 2017, 08:05:26 AM »
Receiving my gmail emails have been delayed, sometimes by a day or two even. Any ideas?

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« Reply #534 on: August 04, 2017, 10:34:41 AM »
Receiving my gmail emails have been delayed, sometimes by a day or two even. Any ideas?
Delay in email or delay in notification?

Is it from any email or from specific senders?

See this https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/gmail/IeDDZkWJYNw
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« Reply #535 on: August 04, 2017, 10:58:46 AM »
Email. Don't see a pattern about senders

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« Reply #536 on: August 06, 2017, 12:28:20 AM »
Delay in email or delay in notification?

Is it from any email or from specific senders?

See this https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/gmail/IeDDZkWJYNw

Used the header tool you linked to. Showing huge delays

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« Reply #537 on: August 07, 2017, 11:08:36 AM »
Used the header tool you linked to. Showing huge delays
So can you analyze it?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #538 on: August 07, 2017, 09:32:55 PM »
Same issue when using Firefox.It's from 2010. Gmail interface is no longer the same.

Update: I figured out the problem. Yay! Even though the computer clock was showing the correct time, it was set to the wrong time zone. Once I changed that in the date and time settings issue is resolved.
Technically, you were getting your emails even before they were sent out!

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« Reply #539 on: August 08, 2017, 09:08:48 AM »
So can you analyze it?

Yeah, showing long delays

This is a shorter a delay than others