I once subscribed to so many mailing lists looong time ago, and then I filtered those emails and grouped them into a sort of organisation/based on my interest, but then when I got time I unsubscribed from those many mailing lists.
Is there a way to know in Gmail whether a filter I have is used or not used by matching criteria?
I love Gmail ajaxified labels feature nowadays, it supports total emails that belong to one label. If only filter also had that feature, I could've managed my filters better, I would know if a filter is still being used by (to filter) important emails then I won't remove it, I know if a filter was used by a mailing list that I'm no longer subscribed (in another word, filter that is not used), then I can delete that filter so I won't have hundreds of filters, so that I can manage my filters better.
Here is what I usually do, but I consider this really unproductive, I believe Google should have been able to make this user experience much better,
Settings > Filters, I click
edit on one of my filters, then click
next, then I check/see the emails that belong to that filter, if those emails are important, could be emails from a mailing list I'm still interested in, then I'll let that filter "alive", but if I see there is no mail (from a mailing list) at all belong to this filter, and also if I had unsubscribed from the related mailing list, then I remove the filter.
It would be cool if I see total emails that belong to one filter on
Settings > Filters, if I see zero then I can remove it, because I'm sure I've unsubscribed to the filter I remove.
Any enlightenments? I may be missing one of cool Gmail labs as I don't always keep watching them.