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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 #980 on: November 18, 2022, 03:18:35 PM »
Thank you all.  For a quick bandaid I did ghgh instead of the gmail address and then did a search and replace for all ghgh to my gmail address.
For the record, the four letters ghgh was faster for me than ghh or ggh. 

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #981 on: November 19, 2022, 07:16:17 PM »
I would imagine a qq would be easier than qz
Also easier to mistakenly type when you're trying to write qquickly ;)
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #982 on: November 19, 2022, 08:33:50 PM »
Also easier to mistakenly type when you're trying to write qquickly ;)
and some people use QQ for quick question
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #983 on: December 21, 2022, 11:54:14 AM »
user is locked out of her gmail account and has exhausted her attempts to reactivate it it keeps telling her something to the effect that there is too little info on them to reactivate when she tries to go through recovery steps

what now? can she call them?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #984 on: December 21, 2022, 12:20:50 PM »
user is locked out of her gmail account and has exhausted her attempts to reactivate it it keeps telling her something to the effect that there is too little info on them to reactivate when she tries to go through recovery steps

what now? can she call them?
Probably wouldn't help to call.
Could be you have to wait a while before they let you try again. I will tell you, though, if you cannot come up with something accurate there's no hope of getting back in. What may help to call is to confirm how long you need to wait.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #985 on: December 21, 2022, 12:36:18 PM »
Probably wouldn't help to call.
Could be you have to wait a while before they let you try again. I will tell you, though, if you cannot come up with something accurate there's no hope of getting back in. What may help to call is to confirm how long you need to wait.

thanks
bummer having to change email sometimes :(
whats the best number to call for an issue like this?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #986 on: December 21, 2022, 12:37:04 PM »
thanks
bummer having to change email sometimes :(
whats the best number to call for an issue like this?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #987 on: December 21, 2022, 12:58:04 PM »
Calling won't help you

will anything help?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #988 on: December 21, 2022, 01:13:52 PM »
Qq. I have an email address @gmail that I opened a few years back.
I haven't been able to log in as I don't remember the password.
I know the phone number I used to set it up with; however, I mistakenly scrambled the last digits when I entered them as a backup verification, and I can't receive the txt to reset the password!
The number isn't active on any carrier [it says the number you've dialed is not in service], so I can't even ask the owner for the verification code they get from Google.
Any way for me to get that phone number? (GoogleVoice or any other way to request specific cell number?)

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #989 on: December 21, 2022, 01:19:36 PM »
Any way for me to get that phone number? (GoogleVoice or any other way to request specific cell number?)
Possible to post the number? It van be checked which carrier technically owns the number.

Also, a long shot, try on a Vanity Number purchase site like https://www.numberbarn.com/ to see if they have it.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #990 on: December 21, 2022, 02:01:25 PM »
Qq. I have an email address @gmail that I opened a few years back.
I haven't been able to log in as I don't remember the password.
I know the phone number I used to set it up with; however, I mistakenly scrambled the last digits when I entered them as a backup verification, and I can't receive the txt to reset the password!
The number isn't active on any carrier [it says the number you've dialed is not in service], so I can't even ask the owner for the verification code they get from Google.
Any way for me to get that phone number? (GoogleVoice or any other way to request specific cell number?)
As discussed in PM. The phone number is with Verizon Wireless. Personally, I'm not aware of a process to obtain a specific number from Verizon Wireless when opening an account, but maybe someone else would know of a way to get that done.

Regarding Google Voice, their numbers are coming from a carrier called Bandwidth, so only if the number would be with them then it might have been possible to get it through Google Voice.


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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #991 on: December 26, 2022, 11:37:37 AM »
In the past, gsuite users could pay about $2/month to upgrade their storage. I can't seem to find that option anymore, did they get rid of it? The pricing to upgrade storage through the admin portal is (and was) much much higher.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #992 on: January 12, 2023, 12:54:38 PM »
I have a Gmail that shows it is from American.Airlines <noreply@aa.com>
Where in the message source will it show it is really from American.Airlines <noreply@aa.com>?

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #993 on: January 12, 2023, 01:05:11 PM »
I have a Gmail that shows it is from American.Airlines <noreply@aa.com>
Where in the message source will it show it is really from American.Airlines <noreply@aa.com>?
You can do Show Original and check if the SPF/DKIM/DMARC all have a PASS.

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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #994 on: January 12, 2023, 01:31:29 PM »
You can do Show Original and check if the SPF/DKIM/DMARC all have a PASS.
How do I show original?
I see message source but no option for show original.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #995 on: January 12, 2023, 01:32:47 PM »
How do I show original?
I see message source but no option for show original.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #996 on: January 12, 2023, 01:38:02 PM »
I have different options. Maybe because it is in spam?


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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #997 on: January 12, 2023, 01:38:42 PM »
I'm using gmail.com on a computer. Maybe it's different on a phone?
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #998 on: January 12, 2023, 01:41:54 PM »
I am on computer. I will move to inbox and see what happens.
ETA: Get the same options.
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Re: Gmail tips, tricks and questions
« Reply #999 on: January 12, 2023, 01:45:21 PM »
I am on computer. I will move to inbox and see what happens.
Show Original is in Gmail. I assumed you're using Gmail... If it is a Gmail account you can log in to Gmail on the website to see that option.