Did you know that Gmail search can help you do so much more than just find messages in your inbox?
?You can use words or symbols called search operators to filter Gmail search results. It is also possible to combine operators to further filter results, ?explains Google.
Here are some search-enabled functions:
Find important messages
An easy way to find the most important messages is to search for is: important in the search bar.
This allows you to see emails marked with the yellow arrow of importance – those marked by Google's algorithms automatically in which you consistently respond.
If you are looking for specific senders, you can use the search term from: (name), or to: (name) to specify a recipient.
Delete your oldest messages
If you have a big old inbox, going back to your first exchanged messages can be a job.
For this you can use after: 2004/04/16 (after) or before: 2004/04/18 (before), you can also use operators like older or newer. To delete them, use the ?select all? option at the top left of the interface.
Unsubscribe from newsletters
To get rid of them, you can use unsubscribe search to show all newsletters that have unsubscribe options at the bottom, allowing you to remove them more easily.
A more effective method is to use label: ^ unsub, as this uses the hidden smart label that Google automatically assigns to emails that you can unsubscribe from.
Delete large files
To find attachments that use a lot of space on your Gmail account, you have the size: 1000000 command followed by the minimum size in bytes.
Tip: To convert Megabytes to Bytes, use Google: (1 mb in bytes).
Find your photos
Remember when you received photos by email? There are probably a lot of them inside your Gmail.
To find them very simple: use the operatorfilename: jpg oufilename: png. You can use the same command to find PDFs: filename: pdf and other files.
Filter messages directly to trash
Can't get rid of some messages? You can create a filter to take these messages straight to the trash as soon as they land in your Gmail.
In the Gmail search box, type from: ([email protected]) (with the address of the message you want to get rid of), click the "More" drop-down menu and select the "Create Filter" option, Select the "Create filter with this search" option and select the "Delete" option.
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