How to search Gmail
If you have used Gmail from Google for any length of time, you realize how powerful being able to search all your email is in less than a second. Many people don't even organize their email at all and just let the Google-brain help you search all email you have ever received or sent. Most people's mailboxes as a result look like a hodge podge of read, unread, drafts and even notes to themselves. Searching Gmail by keywords works, but there are a lot better ways to pinpoint a specific set of emails or just even one email with handy search operators. Just like searching Google, your Gmail can be searched with a variety of operators.
Here are our favourites:
Searching for an email from someone by name or email
from: <email address>
Searching for an email that was cc'd or bcc'd to someone
bcc: <email address>
Searching for a message with a word, but not another word
"I want this sentence" -notthisword
Searching for a message with an attachment
Searching for a message with an attachment with a certain filetype or name
Searching for a message that is unread, snoozed
Searching for a message sent before or after a date
Searching for a messages of a certain size (in bytes of MB), useful for removing large emails!
You can also combine these operators together to form a very powerful way to pinpoint your search. Armed with search operators you are an advanced Gmail ninja!