Gmail Search Tricks
Here are some of the parameters to help you find the email you need:
Parameter 1: When you type from: followed by name or email from specific sender you can view only his emails:
Parameter 2: When you type to: followed by name or email from specific sender you can see all emails you have sent to that person.
Parameter 3: When you type subject: followed by a word that you want to search inside email subject. For example if you type word “Apple” all emails containing word Apple will be shown.
Parameter 4: You can search emails by label, simply type label: followed by the name of label you assigned to your emails.
Parameter 5: One of my favorite is ability to search for attachments based on file name; simply type filename: followed by one file name which is located inside your attachment.
Parameter 6: If you want to search emails based on their size type size: followed by file size.
Parameter 7: You can also search them using abbreviations, for example you can type larger:10MB or smaller: 50MB
Parameter 8: To search recipients listed inside CC or BBC fields type cc: followed by recipient name, or bcc: followed by recipient name.
Here is the rest of parameters you can use
OR – when you want to search emails from two or more different people you can type from:boris or from:david
in:anywhere – search for emails anywhere, including spam or trash folders which are by default excluded from other search parameters
after:, before:, older:, newer: – search for emails in a specific time period with format yy/mm/dd, making sure you add that folder after parameter