A lot of times email goes to spam. This is especially true for emails it seems we need 🙂
When I send an email to someone and they tell me “I didn’t get it” I ask them to check their Spam folders. In the past, I wrote a blog post, “How Do You Check Your Spam Folder on Gmail?” which gave directions on how to do this.
However, I discovered more recently that people are utilizing Filters to move emails around into folders without even seeing them. While this is a wonderful thing for routine emails, depending on how they are set up may cause some unintentional results to occur. For example, you may expect only certain emails to go to a folder, but something goes these instead and you never see it.
To COMPLETELY search your Gmail account of emails that might be anywhere in your mailbox, go to the search folder and type in:all “search term”
It is best to use quotes (as in the example above) to find specific phrases in the subject, in the body, in any part fo the email.
This will look in EVERY folder you have (even the trash, even spam, and any folders you may have created).
Let me know if this works for you. It is specifically for use in Gmail.