Gmail tricks on how to quickly search for specific emails

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Gmail tricks on how to quickly search for specific emails. Here are some useful Gmail tricks one should know.

Gmail tricks on how to quickly search for specific emails

Just open your Gmail account on your browser and type the following terms in the search bar at the top to filter your emails more accurately and quickly.

Find large attached files in Gmail

To type size: in the search box followed by a number of bytes to find emails with attached files. This is useful if you are getting close to running out of your storage space.



Find photos in your Gmail emails

Stop scrolling through emails only to find those that have a photo attached. Instead, type filetype: followed by one of the common image formats (such as PNG or JPEG). Gmail will show you the list of emails containing an image file depending on the extension you specified.

Find old messages in Gmail

Have you ever tried scrolling through emails since last year? How about three years ago? It takes centuries.

Instead, use after:[date]before:[date]older:[date]the newer:[date] to find messages in a certain time interval.



Find emails from a specific person

Type from: followed by the person's name and you will have it on your screen in seconds.

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