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Is there any way I can find all the emails that I sent but have not been replied to by anyone? (One email conversation.)

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Related: webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/30523/… –  w3d Sep 24 '12 at 11:21

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It looks impossible with the standard search bar.

I tried searching for conversations that do not contain "Re:" or "Fwd:", but there is something broken about GMail search when it comes to that!

  • If I use search string subject:"fwd:", I get conversations with forwards.
  • If I use search string -subject:"fwd:", I get all e-mail (not just conversations without forwards!)
  • If I use search string subject:"re:", I get conversations with replies.
  • If I use search string -subject:"re:", I get all e-mail (not just conversations without replies!)

So obviously searching for -subject:"fwd:" -subject:"re:", which really should work, fails.

-(subject:"re:" OR subject:"fwd:") does not work either.

-{subject:"re:" OR subject:"fwd:"} does not work either.

So obviously combining that search with from:your e-mail address would not work either.


A kludge would be:

  1. Make a new label (e.g.NRF, for "No Replies or Forwards", or "gmail's search is NeRFed").
  2. Make a new filter that applies the new label to to all e-mails from yourself (make it retroactive).
  3. Search for subject:"fwd:", and remove the new label from all of the results.
  4. Search for subject:"re:", and remove the new label from all of the results.
  5. (Do the same for subject:"fw:" since some e-mail applications use that.)
  6. Search for the new label (e.g. label:NRF).

That should give you what you want.

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