Here, by Hacks, let us take life hack kind of thing; in that meaning, it is a shortcut, easy way to do great things.
Gmail is part of our life; along with communication, it is used for various purposes like id, subscriptions, alerts, notifications, storing important information as self mailing and it grows.
Let us see how to find and filter gmail using search operators.
Some useful gmail search operators
|from:||From email address|
|before:||Emails received end date on or before|
|after:||Emails received start date on or after|
|subject:||String in Email Subject|
|has:||Emails having attachment|
|has:||Emails having colored star|
|in:||Folder – like Inbox, Spam|
Note: operator ends with colon :; there should not be space between : and search keyword For example, if we want to search and filter emails from Mckinsey for Jan-2021,
we can use search operators from:, after: and before as given below from:firstname.lastname@example.org after:01/07/2021 before:02/19/2021
If want to search emails that has subject that we remember and has attachment, we can has subject: and has:attachment as given below
Subject:ABC Bank has:attachment
Google Search Techniques
In Google Search also, the search operators do great tricks. Say, we want to search for – best cloud service provider in Bangalore; with various combinations of Search Operators and search keywords, we get various results; if we observe and analyse the number of results, we can adapt these techniques in our day to day life for a very effective search.
Readers can try these search examples and analyze the number of results, top results pages and the content of result pages.
|allintext:||allintext:best cloud service provider in bangalore|
|intext:||intext:best cloud service provider in bangalore|
|allintitle:||allintitle:best cloud service provider in bangalore|
|allintitle:||cloud service provider allintitle:best in bangalore|
|intitle:||intitle:best cloud service provider in bangalore|
|intitle:||cloud service provider intitle:best in bangalore|
|allinurl:||AWS allinurl:cloud faq|
Advanced Google search
We can use advanced Google search also, with the following URL https://www.google.com/advanced_search;
For advanced image search, we can use the following URL
https://www.google.com/advanced_image_search; in this technique, image size, image aspect and image color, image type, file type, usage rights may be very useful search attributes
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