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7. 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.

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

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

Whatever you search for will autocomplete, so select a result from the given options.

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.

Go to your Sent messages to search that folder.

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

Note that this 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 to search in the search bar.

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

In the next video, you will learn how to use Gmail even when you’re offline.

Now, it’s your turn: Search for and sort messages in your inbox, sent folder, and drafts folder.

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Instructions

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