I follow @GoogleAtWork on twitter and they twittered This link that shows how to use search operators in Gmail. I was shocked. This has changed my world. This link to see them all. I’m going to talk about a few that I’m going to start using.
“from:elliot filename:pdf” shows all messages from Elliot that have a pdf attachment
“from:eliot has:attachment” shows all messages from Elliot that have any attachment
“from:eliot in:anywhere” Shows all messages from Elliot that are in any folder trash, spam, sent…
I really like the in: feature normally I have to switch to that mailbox then do a search this way I can do all my searches from my inbox. (in:trash, in:spam)
Is:unread This shows me all my unread email
after:2004/04/16 before:2004/04/18 Messages sent between April 16, 2004 and April 18, 2004.*
If you start using labels more and/or you use Gmail to check several email address like I do the label operator is invaluable.
[tags]google, gmail, gmail operators[/tags]