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The count is the number of unread messages, your filter told Gmail to mark it as read. – mhoran_psprep Jan 26 '14 at 12:59
@mhoran_psprep archiving is not the same as reading. – Steven Penny Jan 26 '14 at 14:12
I add this as another case to what a I'm trying to round-up solutions for. – user29020 Feb 24 at 2:26
Possible duplicate? – user29020 Feb 24 at 2:27

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