Using Gmail search operators can help you find your messages much quicker and is one best reasons to dump Outlook! Take advantage of these easy to use tools to make Gmail even better.

Boolean operators:
OR – Search for messages matching term A or B (OR must be in all caps)
” ” (quotes) – used to search for an exact phrase
( ) – used to group words
AND – search for messages matching term A and B (by default, Gmail does an “AND” search when two commands are together so you don’t need to type out the word)

Gmail operators:
to: – used to specify a recipient
from: – used to specify the sender
is:important – search within messages that Priority Inbox considers important
is:starred – search for messages that are starred
is:unread – search for messages that are unread
circle: search for messages that were sent from someone in a particular Google+ circle

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