Different Ways To Search For Emails in Gmail

Gmail is a light-weight web based email system. You can not only verify emails directly from the web or using POP3 software such as Microsoft Outlook. If you work with Gmail, your inbox will become difficult to navigate. You will have to navigate through several pages to locate a specific email. You can also search for e-mail by providing the required keyword.

Even if the emails lack the subject, you will be able to search easily by providing a keyword. The auto-intelligent system helps you to recover emails even if the inbox contains 10000+ emails. In addition to plain searching, you can also search for emails by size in Gmail.

Imagine, you receive several emails on a day to day basis. You will not be able to remember the size of the email. The email with attachments consumes more size than emails without attachments. A rough idea about the file size is sufficient for you to trim down the emails. In this article, we will explore all the methods by which you can search for Gmail using the file size.

To search for large emails, you need to provide a minimum size of the file. For instance, if you provide a command like as shown below, you will be able to view all emails that are greater than 10MB.


You can also make use of the above command with the sender name as shown below

sender name Size:5MB

You can retrieve emails that are larger than a specified size by using the following command


If you provide 400000 after the larger command, you will be able to view all emails that are larger than 0.4MB.

You can use smaller search parameter. It helps you to fetch emails that are smaller in size. If you provide a statement like as shown below, you will be able to fetch emails that are smaller than 6MB.

smaller: 6MB

It is also possible to search emails that are between two sizes.  Sometime, you would like to search for emails that are larger than 5MB and smaller than 10MB. In such a case, you can make use of the command as shown below

larger: 5MB smaller: 10MB

As you can see, it is easy for you to search for emails based on various parameters. You should work with Gmail using the above search techniques to get the maximum potential from the popular email system.

Anand Narayanaswamy is a freelance technology writer based in Trivandrum. He had contributed several articles and reviews for various software based portals.

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