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flo's avatar

Where is the Search Mail tab in Gmail?

Asked by flo (7497 points ) November 16th, 2012

Whether they call it something else now, or not, where is it?

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bhec10's avatar

It’s at the top of your Gmail page, it looks just like the Google Search. If you click on the small triangle it will show you many other search options.

flo's avatar

@bhec10 thanks. I see it is the same search box as the web search. First I clicked on “More” I went to search the answer before I posted the Q. Look at how much asked and answered about it. http://gmailblog.blogspot.ca/2008/05/how-to-find-any-email-with-gmail-search.html#!/2008/05/how-to-find-any-email-with-gmail-search.html

Rarebear's avatar

@flo You can also search the web using the same box. Hit “shift-enter”

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ETpro's avatar

If you enter a search term in that input box while parked in your Inbox, it defaults to a search of all mailboxes including trash and spam. So lots of searches don’t require setting any special search parameters.

flo's avatar

@ETpro Thanks. I just had no problem the way Yahoo and a lot of them have it one box for web one for mail.

ETpro's avatar

@flo Gmail does to. It’s one search input, but you can select a particular mail folder, all (as noted above) or the Web. I find it quite intuitive now that I’ve gotten intuit.

flo's avatar

@ETpro But why not have the tabs “Web”, “Mail” in that box right there instead of the triangle?

ETpro's avatar

@flo Great suggestion. Sign up for the gmail forum and suggest it. The gods of Gmail do read the patter there.

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