One of the many good things about Gmail is the ability to search your emails by date. You can find emails received after or before a specific date, find emails newer or older than certain days, and so on. We’ll show you how.
You can search Gmail by date on both your desktop and mobile devices. On desktop, you will use the Gmail site. On mobile, you will use the official Gmail app. Additionally, you can use these date search filters in conjunction with your other filters. This makes finding emails even easier.
To find emails that are older than specified days, months, or years, enter the following query in Gmail’s search box and press Enter.
This query finds emails that are older than five days. Feel free to replace
5 with any number you want. Also, replace
m for months and
y for years, if you want.
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To see emails that are newer than specified days, months, or years, use the following query in Gmail’s search box.
This query retrieves emails that are newer than seven days. Replace
7 with any number you want, and replace
m for months or
y for years.
Tip: You are free to combine the “newer_than” and “older_than” search queries to find your emails. Separate them with a single space.
If you’d like to see the emails you have received after a specific date, make use of the following query:
This query retrieves all emails sent to you after November 12, 2021. To include the sent emails in the search results, remove
to:me from the query.
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Gmail also makes it easy to find the emails received before a specific date. Use the following query to do that:
This query finds all the emails you have received before October 5, 2021. To add the sent emails in the search results, remove
to:me from the query.
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By combining both “before” and “after” search operators, you can find the emails received between two specific dates.
Here’s what a combined query looks like:
after:2021/09/01 before:2021/09/26 to:me
As you can see, the query finds all the emails sent to you between September 1, 2021 and September 26, 2021. Remove the
to:me part to find all your emails and not just the ones you have received.
And that’s all there is to finding emails by date in your Gmail account. We hope it helps you find the exact emails you have been looking for!
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