Is there any workaround or way to filter or search for messages that have no subject line?

I can see there is no way to filter messages when some field is "missing".

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    did you try "subject:(no subject)" – Umair Ashraf Jun 27 '11 at 12:00
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    yes, it doesn't give any results – eigenein Jun 27 '11 at 12:21
  • I have found this suggestion: google.com/support/forum/p/gmail/… but it did not work in my case. Give it a go – Dmitry Selitskiy Jun 27 '11 at 13:03
  • This suggestion doesn't work too. I've found that this subject with '' value is simply ignored/removed from filter. – eigenein Jun 27 '11 at 19:45
  • they might have patched up that hole then – Dmitry Selitskiy Jun 28 '11 at 0:21

Currently there is no way to filter by email that is missing x (subject,labels etc)

You could however suggest it via link

MY REF: link


You can consider writing a Google Script that will extract all emails with blank attachments. The script will be something like this:

 var thread = GmailApp.getInboxThreads(0,1)[0]; 
 var message = thread.getMessages()[0]; 
 if (message.getSubject() == "") {

subject:(subject:"") does the trick for me

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    That simply returns all messages with the word "subject" in the title, including those that say "no subject", but also those with "test subjects needed". – gerrit Feb 13 '13 at 17:03

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