I want to create a filter in Gmail that has the rule to:me -cc:me but I only want it to apply to emails, not Hangouts chat messages.

When I try to include -in:chats in my filter Gmail warns me that this will not work...

Filter searches containing "label:", "in:", "is:", date range (e.g. "before:" or "after:") or stars criteria (e.g. "has:yellow-star") are not recommended as they will never match incoming mail. Do you still wish to continue to the next step?

Is there some other filter criteria that I can use which identifies the message type as email only?

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    – rassa45
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 18:54
  • Oh, that's just goofy. If you put -in:chats in the field "has the words" you'll get the warning. But if you have it in the main portion of the filter or if you check that box "Don't include chats" it works. Thank you @ytpillai Commented May 15, 2018 at 20:20
  • You got it, converted comment to answer so others can see.
    – rassa45
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 20:31

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You can follow this url. Basically, if you use the advanced filter option, you can check the box that says "Don't include chats".

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