When you search for an email address in Gmail, Google will now show all emails associated with that specific address and any aliases it’s part of.
These results will be pulled from the to, from, cc, and bcc fields, or anywhere in the email.
Why you’d use it
With this change, searching will be easier and results more comprehensive, as users won’t need to remember all of someone’s aliases and run multiple searches for each.
An email alias is an alternate address for receiving mail, used in addition to a user’s primary address. There are many reasons why someone may use an alias email address, such as:
- Official name changes
- Preferred names
- Company rebrands
- Acquisitions and subsidiaries
If you’d like to retrieve results for the exact query only, you can enclose it in quotation marks.
This will also apply to multiple inbox sections based on search queries which have an email(s). Labels are not affected by this change.
- Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. Visit the Help Center to learn more about giving users additional “email alias” addresses.
- End users: There is no end user setting for this feature. Visit the Help Center to learn more about searching in Gmail.
- This feature is available now for all users.
- Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as Google Workspace Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers