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Gmail™ in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself, Second Edition by Michael Miller

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Lesson 11. Searching in Gmail

In this lesson, you learn the various ways to search for messages in your Gmail inbox.

Conducting a Basic Search

Given that Gmail dumps all your emails into a massive inbox by default, how can you find that single message you’re looking for? The answer is to deploy technology that Google is famous for—that is, to search your inbox for that message.

The search box at the top of every Gmail page is used not for searching the Web, but rather for searching Gmail. When you enter a query, Gmail searches your messages and contacts for matches. That means you can search for a person by name or email address, or for a message that contains a specific word or phrase.

For most users, Gmail’s basic search feature will quickly ...

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