In slack, can I search messages in public/private channels only? I would like to exclude direct messages to me from the search because I know I have already read them. I am interested in finding information about a topic I may have missed in channels.

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One can use:


E.g. to list the non-direct messages that I sent in Slack:

-is:dm from:me

- is the negative search operand.

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