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Windows 7: How do I search for a keyword or Name in Gmails?

01 Aug 2015   #1
baobab

 
How do I search for a keyword or Name in Gmails?

Is there any way I can search my gmail texts for a Name or a keyword?
I use numerous labels, but they only apply to Conversation strings on the whole, and I have many, some 17 or 20 long!
Search with them first and you land up scouring hundreds of gmails, mine going back to 2011. Similarly searching for Sender, or Recipient.

For example: Some time ago someone gave me details about a complicated modification to machine partX. I mentally noted this important fact and carried on with what I was very busy with. Yesterday I spent an hour fruitlessly looking for those details!

I use "EveryThing" v 1.3.4.686(x86) in Win8.1,which is an excellent search facility which can find any name and word containing the same letter combination on my whole C-drive, from Desktop to Registry! but only in Documents or Folders. If I had had the patience to Save those details at the time it would have given them to me in seconds.

Please can you help?
Thanx


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01 Aug 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Built in Gmail search not working? Are you using a mail client? Try the gmail webpage if so.
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01 Aug 2015   #3
baobab

 

Thank you GokAy! I've just tried it, and it has the same disadvantage bringing up several conversation strings, which I still have to spend time on scanning through them all
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01 Aug 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If it is not confidential, can you post the search string you are using? Perhaps you can use "" around some keywords to search for the exact string etc.
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01 Aug 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There is also an advanced search in Gmail webpage if you click the down arrow I marked:

How do I search for a keyword or Name in Gmails?-gmail-search.jpg

Many options to pinpoint the one you are searching for. Perhaps remove chats option?


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01 Aug 2015   #6
baobab

 

Thanx! That's a good one. But you still have to tediously read all the strings

BTW Where is the "chats option" please?
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01 Aug 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

"Don't include chats" checkbox in between "Has attachment" and "Size".
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