Gmail: Find unlabeled mail, and filter by attachment size

If you’ve wanted to filter by attachment size, or find unlabeled emails… you’re now in luck. Gmail has added some search operators recently.

My favorite is the ability to filter by attachment size:

  • size:2m searches for attachments of 2MB
  • larger:3m searches for attachments of 3MB and larger
  • smaller:5m searches for attachments smaller than 5MB

You can combine these searches with the other Gmail search operators:

  • larger:3m older_than:2y
  • larger:5m from:email@example.com

Need to find unlabeled messages?

has:nouserlabels will show you stuff you haven’t labeled.

3 thoughts on “Gmail: Find unlabeled mail, and filter by attachment size

  1. hi what does this mean? Its like a foreign language to me- i simply need to get rid of eveything in “all mail” except for labeled things because if i dont it also erases from inbox…please help! Thx

    size:2m searches for attachments of 2MB
    larger:3m searches for attachments of 3MB and larger
    smaller:5m searches for attachments smaller than 5MB
    You can combine these searches with the other Gmail search operators:

    larger:3m older_than:2y
    larger:5m from:email@example.com
    Need to find unlabeled messages?

    has:nouserlabels will show you stuff you haven’t labeled.

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