I'm trying to filter out unread messages that are not in my inbox, and thought that -in:inbox in:unread should be sufficient. However, this is returning some (but not all) emails that are in my inbox.

Is there anything about these emails that's likely to be a bit weird? Like the one in the example below, they don't have any other labels attached to them

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Instead of in:unread it should be is:unread.


  • I've tried this - it still returns the emails that are in the inbox
    – ChrisW
    May 8, 2022 at 19:41

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