How to go to your oldest email in gmail trick

The other day I wanted to see some old emails from 2005 and after clicking the right arrow to see the next 100 about thirty times I got tired and wanted an easier way.  Here’s how to go directly to the oldest email in your gmail inbox.

Step 1: In your inbox click on the down-pointing arrow on the top right of the message list window to expose the drop-down menu and select “Show more messages”:

Step 2: Now click once on the right-pointing arrow at the top right of the message list to go to the next set of older messages:

That will give you this:

You will notice that after you click on the right arrow, the url in your browser will change to something like this:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#section_query/in%3Ainbox/p2

The important part to notice is that at the very end of the url it says “p2”.  In other words “page 2.”

Step 3: Edit the url in your browser’s address window to go to the very last page by changing the ending of the url to something like:

 https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#section_query/in%3Ainbox/p10000

There almost certainly won’t be 10,000 pages worth of emails BUT google’s server automatically recovers and goes to the very last page, which in my case happens to be 259 at the moment:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#section_query/in%3Ainbox/p259

 

Whala, you are now looking at your very oldest emails!

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