That headline is a bit silly, because if we’re being honest, Gmail’s Android app is pretty damned fantastic for finding virtually all your emails. However, if you just know that you’re meant to have received something and you just can’t find it, it looks like logging into the web interface for Gmail might be prudent. Why?
Google is making some changes to the way that Gmail indexes your email. Noting that some emails are accidentally marked as spam or thrown in the Trash, search can sometimes struggle to find missing emails. Google will now index email in your Trash and Spam folders, whereas before only Trash was indexed.
While this might make it easier to find those missing emails relating to penis enlargement, it should also make it easier to find those emails which sometimes get marked as spam but which really aren’t.
Further, if your query is too vague or general, Google will now prompt you to enter some other limiting search query, e.g. by date, subject, or sender.
These changes are being rolled out to Gmail in the next few days. It’s anticipated (though not stated) that these changes will come to Gmail on Android too.