8. Gmail: Locate Messages — See Drafted and Sent Messages Using Search and Sort

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In this video, you will search for and sort messages in your inbox, sent folder, and drafts folder.

Sorting will help you find what you need quickly in Gmail.

To begin, start typing a contact’s name in the search bar.

This will show all the messages in your inbox from that contact or containing the search terms.

Use the dropdown menu in the search bar to sort by subject, words, or other criteria.

Next, go to your sent messages to search that folder.

Then, type keywords, contacts’ names, or other information in the search bar.

This search will only return items in your sent folder.

The drafts folder is where any messages you start writing but do not send are stored.

Click on this folder to search for any unsent message you need.

Use keywords, contact names, or other information in the search bar to search the drafts folder.

Just like when you searched the sent folder, this will only return items in your drafts folder.

Instructions

Search for and sort messages in your:
  1. Inbox
  2. Sent folder
  3. Drafts folder