Search in Gmail
It can be difficult to browse through hundreds of old emails just to find the one you need. So try searching Gmail instead.
Use the search box
The search box is at the top of your Gmail screen. Simply type the word you're looking for in the search box and click the magnifying icon. For example, if you're looking for a message with the word "shopping", type in the word shopping.
Refine your search
If you're having trouble finding the result you want, you can refine your search by clicking the arrow in the search box, and entering your search in the appropriate fields (or use our advanced operators).