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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 #560 on: August 17, 2017, 12:31:33 AM »
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.
Those with proper mailing lists you can unsubscribe from.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #561 on: August 17, 2017, 09:50:51 AM »
Few tips:
Use unroll.me
Make filters
Use the +trick
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #563 on: August 17, 2017, 10:19:38 AM »
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.
If I remember correctly, I once needed to confirm the email address a few hours later, I sent them an email and they setup auto forwarding for a few days!

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #564 on: August 17, 2017, 03:33:15 PM »
Few tips:
Use unroll.me
Make filters
Use the +trick
Pardon my ignorance. What's that?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #565 on: August 17, 2017, 04:27:18 PM »
Pardon my ignorance. What's that?
https://lifehacker.com/144397/instant-disposable-gmail-addresses
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=15579.0

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If you already subscribe you can use another email address or just add a +1, +2, +3 after your Gmail address. If your address is banana@gmail.com then banana+1@gmail.com, banana+2@gmail.com, banana+3@gmail.com, banana+4@gmail.com, etc will all work and be sent to your regular banana@gmail.com address.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #567 on: August 17, 2017, 06:23:49 PM »
How does that help for spam?

filter that email to go directly to trash

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #568 on: August 17, 2017, 06:36:33 PM »
filter that email to go directly to trash
So basically, you're still getting the junk, only redirecting it to the garbage. There's one thing to keep in mind, though. If you ever want to use this +1 method on something that you do want to keep you have to remember to use a number that will not instantly chuck the mail.

Also, my prediction, that soon the spammers will catch onto this too and will begin writing scripts that will automatically remove any +1s from an email address.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #569 on: August 17, 2017, 08:18:33 PM »
So basically, you're still getting the junk, only redirecting it to the garbage. There's one thing to keep in mind, though. If you ever want to use this +1 method on something that you do want to keep you have to remember to use a number that will not instantly chuck the mail.

Also, my prediction, that soon the spammers will catch onto this too and will begin writing scripts that will automatically remove any +1s from an email address.
You Usually get spammed after sharing your email address with a shady or semi shady site, or when a credible sites data is compromised
What I do is every site I sign up with a give them a specific email such as mygmail+amazon.com@gmail.com, mygmail+dansdeals.com@gmail.com etc. This way when the spam start coming I can a) easily filter that b) determine who is it fault.

Your second point is interesting maybe delete it before they see it :)
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #570 on: August 17, 2017, 08:36:22 PM »
What I do is every site I sign up with a give them a specific email such as mygmail+amazon.com@gmail.com, mygmail+dansdeals.com@gmail.com etc. This way when the spam start coming I can a) easily filter that b) determine who is it fault.
That is really interesting! Have you noticed any interesting culprits or trends?
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 #571 on: August 17, 2017, 09:00:47 PM »
That is really interesting! Have you noticed any interesting culprits or trends?
Yeah I get a lot of tzeddaka emails etc...
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #572 on: August 17, 2017, 09:53:18 PM »
Yeah I get a lot of tzeddaka emails etc...
Someone told me that his brother used a different spelling to his name for every tzedaka, and mailing that he shared his name with. That's how he tracked who shared lists with whom.

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« Reply #573 on: August 17, 2017, 10:08:24 PM »
Someone told me that his brother used a different spelling to his name for every tzedaka, and mailing that he shared his name with. That's how he tracked who shared lists with whom.
It's not the organization, it's the mail houses that create a database of all the info that they get, then charging organizations for citywide mailings.

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« Reply #574 on: August 17, 2017, 10:33:45 PM »
It's not the organization, it's the mail houses that create a database of all the info that they get, then charging organizations for citywide mailings.
True. It's a big business now.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #575 on: October 02, 2017, 10:01:05 AM »
Here's a typical example from today

I don't know if charidy gave out the list or maybe the campaign owners whoever it was shame on them 
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #576 on: October 16, 2017, 11:56:27 PM »
My Gmail is showing the messages "Not starred" on every single line. These messages are covering the name of the person to/from the message was sent.
I use chrome and it definitely has a connection to my chrome, cause logging in with a different browser or on another PC even with chrome, it all works well.
I searched around and came across this article, but nothing helped https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/gmail/nMgVIdgerxo

Hope someone can give me good advise on it - I attached a small screenshot



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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #577 on: October 17, 2017, 12:32:49 AM »
My Gmail is showing the messages "Not starred" on every single line. These messages are covering the name of the person to/from the message was sent.
I use chrome and it definitely has a connection to my chrome, cause logging in with a different browser or on another PC even with chrome, it all works well.
I searched around and came across this article, but nothing helped https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/gmail/nMgVIdgerxo

Hope someone can give me good advise on it - I attached a small screenshot
Did you try a hard refresh? Control-shift-r
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #578 on: October 17, 2017, 12:35:37 AM »
Did you try a hard refresh? Control-shift-r
No,  will try tomorrow, it's a freind that I'm trying to help.
I did uninstall chrome but didn't help either

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #579 on: October 17, 2017, 10:48:18 PM »
Did you try a hard refresh? Control-shift-r
Just did it, didnt help either   :(