Sunday, 31 December 2006

gmail search tip

Gobbledygook version
gmail indexes whole words separated by whitespaces, not partial subsets of text.

In plain english
When searching for different word forms, such as publish and publication in gmail, it's necessary to search for both words separately. Searching for publi is not going to fetch any results :-(

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's only rarely that you want to restrict searches to whole words. So most often you won't find anything in your Gmail. Can't believe that it is Google that is behind this CRAP search tool, and that it hasn't been fixed yet! Come on Google, such worthless SEARCH facilities?????