How to find archived emails in Gmail | Ultimate Guide

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Once you finish an email in Gmail, it is normal to hit the archive button and forget about it. But there might be a time in the future when you need to retrieve that archived email. It has not fallen into a big black hole, so it is very easy to get it back. Here is how to find archived emails in Gmail.

How to find archived emails in Gmail

The way to find archived emails in Gmail is the same in any case of your platform or device.

On the desktop, go to Gmail and look at the left-hand column containing the names of your email folders. One of the folders is called All Mail, which has every single email you have ever sent or received (assuming you still need to delete it! These are your archived emails.

How to find archived emails in Gmail
How to find archived emails in Gmail

Also, being Google, you can easily search for your archived email using Gmail’s search function. Using keywords will automatically bring up everything that matches, and this is the best way to find what you’re looking for, rather than trawling through the All Mail folder precisely if the email is quite old.

Also, read about: How to change the default Google account

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Gmail Search

On your Android or iPhone, it’s also the same process. As well as searching by keyword, you can also use the All Mail folder by tapping on the three horizontal lines at the top left of the screen; this will open up your email folder list, where you can easily find all Mail.

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Android Gmail Search
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