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GMail Advanced Search

As I have quite some emails (>13000) in gmail, searching more efficiently becomes a necessity. Fortunately gmail offers some advanced search syntax.


  1. Search emails with attachment
    fmri meeting has:attachment
  2. Search emails with attachment, and the attachment is a pdf file
    fmri meeting filename:pdf
  3. Search emails sent from John
    fmri meeting from:john
  4. Search emails sent to John
    fmri meeting to:john
  5. Search emails sent before 2009/08/01
    fmri meeting before:2009/08/01
  6. Search emails sent after 2009/08/01
    fmri meeting after:2009/08/01
Author: Xu Cui Categories: life, web Tags:
Try Stork, a research tool we developed

Stork is a publication alert app developed by us at Stanford. As a researcher we often forget to follow up important publications - and it's practically impossible to search many keywords or researchers' names everyday. Stork can help us to search everyday and notifies us when there are new publications/grants. How Stork helped me?

About the author:

Xu Cui is a human brain research scientist in Stanford University. He lives in the Bay Area in the United States. He is also the founder of Stork (smart publication alert app), PaperBox and BizGenius.


He was born in He'nan province, China. He received education in Beijing University(BS), University of Tennessee (Knoxville) (MS), Baylor College of Medicine (PhD) and Stanford University (PostDoc). Read more ...
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