In Gmail, I want to find all emails that I sent "to:" somebody. But I don't want to see the emails sent this person in cc: or bcc:.

When I type "to:[email protected]", Gmail returns all emails sent to this person either in "to:" or "cc:" or "bcc:". This is not what I want. I want to see only the emails sent in to:.

How can I do this?

  • It's not possible to do so as Gmail doesn't give us an exclusion field.
    – KevinD
    Feb 17, 2020 at 17:16

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You will need to use the following condition to filter your results

to:[email protected] -(bcc:[email protected] | cc:[email protected])

You can read more about the: Search operators you can use with Gmail

  • Have you tried the solution offered? Did it work for you? If not we should try finding out why. If yes, as per site guidelines when an answer addresses your question, you should accept it and even upvote it so others can benefit as well. Feb 18, 2020 at 18:22
  • Thanks. it works!
    – toto_tata
    Mar 25, 2020 at 9:40

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