Amazingly 1337 Gmail Searches
Since all of you, like me, use Gmail - Having abandoned dignity and surrendered and amazing amount of personal information to the matrix - you will likely need to search. Sometimes the searches are harder than others. For instance, eventually you want to search for mail from "firstname.lastname@example.org" and "email@example.com" simultaneously. Gmail is conveniently designed to assist with this!
Open Gmail, login and click the search box above your mail
in:inbox from:firstname.lastname@example.org OR from:email@example.com
Congratz. You did it. You can search for TWO People at once. Now, imagine that you signed up for a bunch of retarded sites which require logins. These same sites send you lots of crap via email, and they use a variety of names. For the sake of argument, let's assume the following list:
- Storage Channel Advisor
- SQL Server Advisor
- Database Weekly
A Better Example
So, I tried a search like this:
in:inbox from:SearchWindowsServer.com OR from:SearchStorageChannel.com OR from:Storage Channel Advisor OR from:SQL Server Advisor OR from: SQLServerCentral.com OR from:Database Weekly OR from:BitPipe.com
I farked about and found the magic sauce.
from:("searchwindowsserver.com" OR "searchstoragechannel.com" OR "storage channel advisor" OR "sql server advisor" OR " sqlservercentral.com" OR "database weekly" OR "bitpipe.com" OR "searchdatacenter.com")
I just want to point out, I use the 'Quick Links' search, and I prepended an "in:inbox". This way I can efficiently filter my mail w/o actually entirely ignoring it.
- SCE: Solicited Commercial Email