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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 #660 on: July 04, 2018, 11:31:27 PM »
Unlock chapcha

I never have chapcha when I log into gmail

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #661 on: July 04, 2018, 11:32:31 PM »
I never have chapcha when I log into gmail
Try to unlock it (search Google) and then try to login via smtp
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #662 on: July 05, 2018, 12:09:39 AM »
Try to unlock it (search Google) and then try to login via smtp

It worked !!!

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #663 on: July 05, 2018, 12:37:42 AM »
It worked !!!

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #665 on: July 05, 2018, 03:00:02 PM »
Hi is there a way to few multiple gmail accounts in one spot, without having to login multiple times?

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« Reply #669 on: July 05, 2018, 03:08:37 PM »
It worked !!!

Thank you @etech0 and @yakov116 you guys really helped me out of a jam

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Every time I send a message I get  a response


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With a long link that redirect to myaccount

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #670 on: July 05, 2018, 03:09:23 PM »
Hi is there a way to few multiple gmail accounts in one spot, without having to login multiple times?

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/138350?hl=en

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #671 on: July 05, 2018, 05:25:15 PM »
Hi is there a way to few multiple gmail accounts in one spot, without having to login multiple times?
I used to use something called Wmail.  Seems like it's changed names since then, maybe costs money?
Found this: https://alternativeto.net/software/wmail/
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #672 on: July 05, 2018, 06:57:19 PM »
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/138350?hl=en
You can delegate permissions from multiple accounts to one, I have it setup that way, I have multiple emails delegated access to one and the important ones fwd all incoming to the main, the others don't fwd but they are in the account drop down when logged in to main account.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #673 on: July 08, 2018, 12:31:32 PM »
It seems I spoke to soon

Every time I send a message I get  a response

 

With a long link that redirect to myaccount

Update: I couldn't get it to work with gmail but I got to work with a Yhaoo Mail account.

The Yahoo set up process is much simpler all you have to do is enter the email you want to send as, and click on a link sent to that email. No need to enter any login info. (Gmail used to be this simple)

I had to switch the alias email to forard to yahoo so that everything would match up, once I deal with my issue I will set it back to gmail

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #674 on: July 08, 2018, 04:02:01 PM »
Update: I couldn't get it to work with gmail but I got to work with a Yhaoo Mail account.

The Yahoo set up process is much simpler all you have to do is enter the email you want to send as, and click on a link sent to that email. No need to enter any login info. (Gmail used to be this simple)

I had to switch the alias email to forard to yahoo so that everything would match up, once I deal with my issue I will set it back to gmail
Glad you worked it out!

Any reason you don't send emails from the google apps account which the alias is related to?
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« Reply #675 on: July 08, 2018, 07:15:11 PM »
Glad you worked it out!

Any reason you don't send emails from the google apps account which the alias is related to?

Thanks
 
Im not paying to have an inbox. There is no google apps account, its just email forwarding 

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« Reply #676 on: July 08, 2018, 07:21:06 PM »
Thanks
 
Im not paying to have an inbox. There is no google apps account, its just email forwarding
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #677 on: July 23, 2018, 02:39:42 PM »
Had an order placed with the US mint today and instead of the emails coming in to primary inbox comes into promotions inbox,  how can i change that for the future of US MINT orders?

   if I change it once and pull it from the promotion tab to the inbox will that cause all future emails to come into the Mbox primary tab?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #678 on: July 23, 2018, 03:00:03 PM »
Had an order placed with the US mint today and instead of the emails coming in to primary inbox comes into promotions inbox,  how can i change that for the future of US MINT orders?

   if I change it once and pull it from the promotion tab to the inbox will that cause all future emails to come into the Mbox primary tab?
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