Gmail Tip: Filter Mail by Timestamp

Gmail’s own search bar can prove to be an extremely powerful tool if you know how to leverage search operators. While we’ve previously covered some of the search operators that can be used to narrow down your Inbox search, this article will be focusing on how you can search for emails that were sent during a specific timeframe.

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To conduct such a search, you’ll first need to provide Gmail with the timeframe. To do so, you’ll need to note down the time period in which the email was first sent to your Inbox. Once you have the time and date, you’ll need to convert them into "Epoch time". This can be done by using online Epoch time converters such as this one.

After you’ve converted the timeframe to Epoch time, you can then fill out the Gmail search bar with your search parameters using this operator:

  • After: “insert time here”
  • Before: “insert time here”
insert epoch time

Once you’re done filling up the spaces with the converted times, clicking on the search button or pressing the "Enter" key will cause Gmail to pull up every email that you’ve received during the specified time.

Source: Digital Inspiration

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