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Is there any workaround or way to filter or search for messages that have no subject line?

I can see there is no way to filter messages when some field is "missing".

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did you try "subject:(no subject)" –  Umair Ashraf Jun 27 '11 at 12:00
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yes, it doesn't give any results –  eigenein Jun 27 '11 at 12:21
    
I have found this suggestion: google.com/support/forum/p/gmail/… but it did not work in my case. Give it a go –  Dmitry Selitskiy Jun 27 '11 at 13:03
    
This suggestion doesn't work too. I've found that this subject with '' value is simply ignored/removed from filter. –  eigenein Jun 27 '11 at 19:45
    
they might have patched up that hole then –  Dmitry Selitskiy Jun 28 '11 at 0:21
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Currently there is no way to filter by email that is missing x (subject,labels etc)

You could however suggest it via link

MY REF: link

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subject:(subject:"") does the trick for me

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That simply returns all messages with the word "subject" in the title, including those that say "no subject", but also those with "test subjects needed". –  gerrit Feb 13 '13 at 17:03
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