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How to filter mails in Gmail?

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I know how frustrating it is to filter out mails in Gmail but do you know it is not as difficult as it sounds. You can filter mails in your Gmail in-box in just these three steps:

  1. Login to your Gmail account.
  2. type "from" followed by a ":" and mail id you want to search.
  3. Press Search
You will get all the mails from that sender.

The below listed operators can be used in combination to make your result more accurate simple example would be you want to seach all the chat messages of a particular sender here is what your query would look like: is:chat

Please note that the ":" are very important which identifies the operators as operators and not just search terms.

Following keywords can be used to create relevant queries for your searches.

Operator Definition
from: Used to specify the sender
to: Used to specify the recipient
subject: Search for words in the subject line
OR Search for messages matching term A or term B OR must be in all caps
- Used to exclude messages from your search
label: Search for messages by label if you have organized the messages by labels
has: attachment Search for messages with an attachment
list: Search for messages on mailing lists
filename: Search for an attachment by name or type
"" Search for an exact phrase
in Search for messages in Inbox, Trash, or Spam
after: before: Search for messages sent during a certain period of time (yyyy/mm/dd) format.
is:chat Search for chat messages
is:starred is:unread is:read Search for messages that are starred, unread or read

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