How to Find All Unread Messages in Gmail

To view all (and only) unread messages in your Gmail account:

– Type “label:unread” (not including the quotation marks) in the Gmail search field.
– Click Search Mail.

If you do this search repeatedly or generally appreciate brevity, you can use “l:unread” or even “l:^u” instead of “label:unread”.

Of course, you can combine the quest for unread messages with others:

– “l:^u from:tim” finds all unread messages from “tim”,
– “l:^u l:^t” finds all unread starred mail, and
– “l:^u l:^k subject:hi” finds all unread messages with “hi” in the subject that are in the Trash.

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