I've done a lot of searching and experimenting with this and can't make it work. Basically I, like most, get a lot of email that isn't spam but isn't interesting. I read the first line preview and then archive it with a swipe on my iPhone.
This causes an annoyance because the phone archives it without marking it as read, meaning when I use the web app or my mail app, I get numbers beside various labels.
If I search Gmail with the following filter:
-label:inbox -label:trash -label:sent -label:spam
then it pretty much just selects messages I've sent to archive. However if I then try to create a filter with that, Gmail changes it to
every single damn time. All I want is to select only archived messages with a filter, and mark them as read.
Anyone have any idea how to get around this? There must be a way.
Thanks in advance.