Gmail is a great tool, but it falls short in terms of offering intuitive ways to organize your inbox. Fortunately, there are simple solutions that give you more control over finding messages. Let’s see how to manage and sort Gmail by sender and other criteria.
How to sorting gmail inbox by sender:
There’s no one-click way to sort Gmail by sender, but there are several tricks that help you see all the emails you’ve received from a single person. Fastest is most useful when you’ve recently received an email from that person, although you can use it whenever you’re in your inbox.
Go to your inbox, find any email from the sender you want to select, then right-click the email without opening it. Select Find Emails from the menu that pops up.
Almost immediately you’ll see a list of all the emails you’ve received from that sender, even the oldest ones you’ve saved for a long time. You’ll also see that sender’s full contact information, making it easy to send them a message or start a video call.
Don’t see the intended sender in your inbox right away? No problem. First type the person’s name or email address in the Gmail search box. After that, just right-click on any message you find and select Search Emails again.
The search options menu:
The search options menu in Gmail allows you to filter and sort your emails based on specific criteria. The menu can be accessed by clicking on the small triangle icon located on the right side of the search bar in your inbox.
Once you click on the triangle icon, a menu will appear with several options for filtering and sorting your emails, such as:
- Search by sender
- Search by recipient
- Search by subject
- Search by keyword
- Search by date
- Search by attachment
You can also use advanced search operators such as “from:firstname.lastname@example.org” to filter emails from a specific sender or “is:unread” to filter unread emails.
You can also use combination of these operators and filter emails based on multiple criteria.
For example, you can use the search operator “is:unread from:email@example.com” to filter unread emails from a specific sender.
You can also use the “Sort by” button in the search options menu to sort your emails by sender, subject, date, or size.
The search option menu in Gmail is a powerful tool that can help you quickly find the emails you are looking for, and organize your inbox.
Sort Emails From Any Sender:
You can configure your Gmail inbox by any sender without knowing the person’s name. Go back to Google’s search bar and look for the filter icon on the right. This is the Show Search Options button.
Click on the option and you’ll see a box that offers different ways to search for messages.
You can specify parameters to search for emails that contain or exclude certain words. This option searches for them in whole emails, not just in subjects, and is useful when you can only remember what the conversation was about.
Play with and familiarize yourself with the features of the Gmail search box. For example, use the Date within option to limit your searches to a specific time frame. When you’ve found the sender you’re looking for, use the Search Email option we’ve seen in the section above to create a complete list of messages.
If you’d rather not use the search options, there’s another way to try.
Like Google, Gmail recognizes advanced search operators. To find all emails you’ve sent to people named Bob, type to: bob in the main search bar.