Increase Gmail search result count (from 20)

Are you frustrated that when you search g-mail there are only 20 results that show up at a time? It’s quite difficult to review, mark, and move messages when the search results are limited to 20 messages.

Does it make sense that a “search company” which offers GIGABYTES of storage in their e-mail system limits your result count to 20? No. Of course not.

Solutions

  1. Creating a Filter (thanks Stephan)
Create a filter with your search. Put your 
keywords in the "Contains the words" field,  then click "test search" 
and hit continue. Next, create a label and apply the filter 
(ignore the warning that this will never apply to incoming mail) 
for the mail below.

Of course it's complicated to create a filter each time you 
want to search for a large amount of  mail, but still better 
than the 20 mail-limit.
  1. Suggest that Google fix it

Visit the GMAIL SUGGESTIONS PAGE and choose the second one from the bottom “Better message search functionality” – also, possibly choose the dropdown box at the bottom, select OTHER, and tell google you want more than 20 results! :)

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One Related Labs Feature

If you haven’t seen QuickLinks in Google Labs, it’s worth checking out. It still only gives you 20 results, but it is a way of having saved searches easily available without having to create a filter.

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About Quick Links

Adds a box to the left column that gives you 1-click access to any bookmarkable URL in Gmail. You can use it for saving frequent searches, important individual messages, and more.

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5 Responses to Increase Gmail search result count (from 20)

  1. Peter says:

    tried this and it still only gives me 40 results, I know there must be hundreds

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  3. Teleomorph says:

    thanks. i made the suggestion.

  4. Stephan says:

    there’s a workaround for this problem: Just create a filter with your search in “Contains the words, then make a test search and hit continue. Now you can create a label and apply the filter(Ignore the warning that this will never apply to incoming mail) for the mail below.

    Of course it’s a complicated to create a filter each time you want to search for a large amount of mail, but still better than the 20 mail-limit.

  5. Nick Maceus says:

    Nick Maceus

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