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3. Find email

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Search your inbox to find the email you need.

In this section:

3.1 Search your inbox
3.2 Narrow your search
3.3 Clear your search history

3.1 Search your inbox


To search for keywords, enter the word you’re looking for into the search box. Gmail suggests search terms as you type. Click a suggestion or click Search Search.

Enter keywords. Advanced search suggestions are displayed.


To narrow your search, at the right of the Gmail search box, click the Down arrow Down.

Add specific search criteria. For example, you can find an email from Alice that has an attachment within a particular time frame.

3.3 Clear your search history


To clear your search history:

  1. Click the search box. Your most recent search may show.
  2. Go to the search and click Delete "".

You can also clear your search history from Google servers. Learn how to delete your activity.

To learn more about advanced searches, see search operators in Gmail.

Click the arrow to add search criteria, narrowing a search

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