Gmail keeps getting better and better; and, more powerful! Recently Google improved its’ Gmail search technology by giving you the ability to search inside an email attachment. For example, let’s say, out of the hundreds of emails you have saved you know there is an email with a document file that contains the word “bilingual”… By simply going to your Gmail account and performing a search (for “bilingual”), Gmail will not only search the text of all your mail, it will also search inside the email attachments until it finds a match.
I’ve been reading that many sites are indicating that you have to add the prefix “has:attachment” in the Gmail search box in order to perform searches inside of an attachment; HOWEVER, using the scenario I provided above, I simply just typed in a keyword in the search box and Gmail was still able to find results inside the attachments. The “has:attachment” prefix (or command) is used in instances to refine and narrow down your searches even further.
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