Search Spam and Trash
Gmail doesn't search for message in Spam or Trash unless you tell it to. Here's how you can include spam and trash in your search results:
- Open Gmail.
- Click the small arrow in the search box at the top of any Gmail page.
- Click the drop-down menu under "Search" and select Mail & Spam & Trash.
- Enter all other criteria for your search in the appropriate fields.
- Click the blue search button.
Learn more about advanced search in Gmail.