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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
« Last edited by shoobi on July 28, 2015, 01:00:47 PM »

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #680 on: July 23, 2018, 11:53:48 PM »
Yes
Can you do that the other way? To labels I created?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #681 on: July 24, 2018, 12:06:48 AM »
Hi is there a way to few multiple gmail accounts in one spot, without having to login multiple times?
One thing that I just don't get from Google. I can have 10 email accounts on a phone/tablet but can't do that on a PC..

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #682 on: July 24, 2018, 12:07:21 AM »
Can you do that the other way? To labels I created?
Why not?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #683 on: July 24, 2018, 12:09:51 AM »
Why not?
Never saw that option...
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #684 on: July 24, 2018, 12:25:48 AM »
Never saw that option...
Then it seems like I'm not understanding your question.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #685 on: July 24, 2018, 01:09:27 AM »
How can I block an email address that it shouldn't even go to spam?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #686 on: July 24, 2018, 01:13:21 AM »
How can I block an email address that it shouldn't even go to spam?
https://www.boxbe.com/

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #687 on: July 24, 2018, 01:16:04 AM »
https://www.boxbe.com/
Thanks. Is there no way to do it through Gmail itself?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #688 on: July 24, 2018, 01:17:02 AM »
I found this site
the second method working great
https://www.earngurus.com/create-gmail-account-without-phone-number/

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #689 on: July 24, 2018, 07:10:55 AM »
How can I block an email address that it shouldn't even go to spam?

set up a filter

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #690 on: July 24, 2018, 08:22:43 AM »
Can you do that the other way? To labels I created?
Sure, with Filters
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #691 on: July 27, 2018, 12:42:36 PM »
Sure, with Filters
is there a way to have it go straight to my label and not go to inbox as well?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #692 on: July 27, 2018, 01:45:24 PM »
is there a way to have it go straight to my label and not go to inbox as well?
Sure. In the filter, in addition to choosing the label, also check off Skip the Inbox
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #693 on: August 01, 2018, 12:42:47 AM »
Yes
Can I do the same to an email which keeps going to spam? I need them to go into my inbox.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #694 on: August 01, 2018, 02:52:23 AM »
Can I do the same to an email which keeps going to spam? I need them to go into my inbox.
If you go into spam and Mark as NOT Spam you should be able to

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #695 on: August 01, 2018, 02:52:50 AM »
Sure. In the filter, in addition to choosing the label, also check off Skip the Inbox
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I have a few such filters setup

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #696 on: August 05, 2018, 04:15:08 PM »
Is there a way to get total gmail storage space used by sending address?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #697 on: October 17, 2018, 10:57:19 AM »
How do you attached a contact to an existing conversation on an Android?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #698 on: October 17, 2018, 12:45:32 PM »
Never saw that option...
Click on profile (top right corner). Add account.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #699 on: March 06, 2019, 07:46:27 PM »
does someone is familiar with the configuration of IMAP/SMTP?

 on the Gmail app on my Pixel3 i have my main gmail account and 2 other gmail account that is configure as imap/smtp. now i tried to add a 3 gmail on my phone, however it does let me configure the outgoing (imap) but it give me an error for the smtp (username or password is incorrect) and cant send out email from that email address.

now, of course, the username and password are correct, because i do connect to the incoming server, and i do get the incoming email.

i tried everything on this "help" without success.

thanks in advance