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I want to filter every message that is sent to a mailing list, except those that begin(or just contain) "Re:"

In "Has the words" I've put.

subject:(mailing-list) subject:(-re)

However that will seem to pull out(archive) entire threaded messages where the first one is not a "Re:" But the responses are.

I basically just want replies to go to my mail mailbox, but archive the rest.

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You only want one subject: field:

subject:("mailing-list" -re)

GMail can only deal with one of each field operators.

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This worked perfectly! – NexusRex Nov 30 '12 at 13:37

Have you tried using the not operator on subject: instead?

subject:(mailing-list) -subject:(re)

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Yeah, that doesn't work either. – Arelius Feb 1 '11 at 0:18

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